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  1. assorted Good games
    A selección of good games
    500 games, 1840-2015

  2. Assorted good games II
    299 games, 1834-2019

  3. Brutal Attacking Chess
    All opening traps,mating themes,and tactics that every chess player should know. All Classic Games you need to know.Attacking 0-0.Double Bishop Attacks.I wish I could have reviewed the games in this collection when I first learned chess at age 14.My hope is this will help someone who is just learning the game and those of us who keep falling for opening traps.
    399 games, 1620-2007

  4. Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (1/3)
    The most brilliant games year-by-year.

    FM Graham Burgess 1999.

    pt I: 1900-1935

    93 games, 1900-1935

  5. Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (2/3)
    95 games, 1936-1970

  6. Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (3/3)
    69 games, 1971-1999

  7. Chessgames are created by two artists !!
    It's two needed for a real good game !
    96 games, 1859-2005

  8. Chessgames are created by two artists !!
    It's two needed for a real good game !
    96 games, 1859-2005

  9. Great Draws
    23 games, 1872-2013

  10. His Majesty steps out
    Almost always, during the middle-game, the King seeks safety rather than adventure, and prefers the peace and quiet of a sheltered corner to the turmoil of the battle held by his men. Yet, on very rare occasions, it is possible to see His Majesty gaily stepping into the fray –with no more than one gingerly step at a time- to help his troops. This is a collection of games in which, following Steinitz’ maxim (the King is also a piece), the monarch steps bravely into the battlefield and turns the contest into his favor.
    29 games, 1858-2010

  11. Kasparov's super simuls
    Kasparov put a new twist on simultaneous exhibitions by playing a series of clock simuls over the years against national teams and other strong groups of players around the world, playing 4 or more masters to grandmasters simultaneously. Other world champions have given clock simuls. Lasker played one of the first and one opponent was a very young Reti (Reti vs Lasker, 1908). Alekhine played them fairly often on his tours (Game Collection: Alekhine's clock simuls), but Kasparov seems to have played more and against stronger opposition than other WCs. Here are some of the games where the beast of Baku pounded the best of the rest.

    These "super" simuls differ from a "typical" simul in several respects: 1) instead of the opponent being required to move or use one of a limited number of "passes" when the exhibitor comes around, the games were all clocked, that is, essentially Kasparov was playing multiple tournament games at the same time, 2) the opposition was much stronger than in a typical simul, with some even being composed entirely of grandmasters, 3) Kasparov would play half of the games with Black -- if it was a field of 4, he would play them all one day, rest one day, and then play them again with colors reversed.

    THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS -- These are only the simuls I have found to date. I'm sure there are others. Also, not all of the games are currently in the database. I found the Kasparov game collections by <KingG> to be particularly useful as a starting point in pulling this together.

    <"To conduct these super-simuls is extremely difficult; they take gigantic energy, and they demand careful voluminous preparation. But I repeat: their chess returns surpass all expectations. And the quality of the games, which I plan to write about in subsequent articles, speaks better than any words that I could use to persuade you that all of the above is not simply an exercise in pretty phraseology." -- G. Kasparov, Chess Life Jan 1994>

    Kasparov wrote a series of articles on these simuls for Chess Life. Unfortunately, the only one I seem to still have is the Jan 1994 issue.


    An early "super" simul and a rare loss for Kasparov. His frustration over not having enough access to opponent games supposedly helped stimulate the development of ChessBase.


    The revenge match. Schulte scored one of the two draws. His impressions of the match and notes to the game are at

    SWISS MATCH MAY 1987 RESULT 5.5-.5


    Played against opponents world-wide via satellite. Kasparov did play White in all games.


    A YouTube video series on this match (thanks, Eyal!). Part 2 has Kasparov's famed outburst against Edelman for taking a quick draw by repetition.

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

    Part 3:




    Played shortly after Kasparov's match with Deep Thought. His opponents were 3 players from the Harvard team, 1 faculty member, 2 alumni, and 2 computers.

    Currently only two of the games are in the CG database.



    PERU MATCH 1993 LIMA RESULT 5.5-.5

    User <Jim Bartle> was a spectator at this match. A few of his memories are posted at: Panno vs Kasparov, 1992



    Kasparov played the 4-board UMBC team, which had won the 1997 Pan-Am Championship, along with 4 area students. This took place shortly after his loss to Deep Blue. The UMBC team had been playing similar clock simuls for training against other GMs, including Smirin, Kavalek, and Shabalov. Kasparov required each player to submit six recent games for his preparation. Photos at:



    Kasparov described this as one of the peak performances of his career, blowing away opposition averaging over 2600.


    CZECH MATCH NOV 2001 RESULT 5.5-2.5

    Kasparov beats another all-GM team, all rated over 2500. ChessBase's news report (NOTE: the links to the Bobby Ang articles mentioned are broken):

    117 games, 1985-2001

  12. KID Warlords of 21st Century Follow Fredthebear
    This is a collection split due to overcrowding. Some 20th century games will remain.


    * MadBishop's Collection: Game Collection: The King's Indian Defence

    * Black wins: Game Collection: K.I.D B wins E98

    King's Indian Defense
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7

    King's Indian Defense (Averbakh Variation)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5

    King's Indian Defense (Classical Variation)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2

    King's Indian Defense (Fianchetto System)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3

    King's Indian Defense (Four Pawns Attack)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4

    King's Indian Defense (Makogonov Variation)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3

    King's Indian Defense (Old Indian Defense)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6

    King's Indian Defense (Panno Variation)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6

    King's Indian Defense (Reversed)
    see King's Indian Attack

    King's Indian Defense (Robatsch Defense)
    see Modern Defense

    King's Indian Defense (Sämisch Attack)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3

    King's Indian Defense (Sämisch-Orthodox Variation) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5

    King's Indian Defense (Yugoslav Line)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 c5

    344 games, 1970-2019

  13. La Magia del Ajedrez
    Ejemplos y Partidas seleccionadas para la obra "La magia del ajedrez: Historia, tactica y estrategias del juego ciencia" de J. Miguel Yepes y L. Eduardo Yepes, 1999.

    48 games, 1620-1999

  14. Partidas modelo con temas variados
    77 games, 1895-2002

  15. Paul Morphy Conquered the World
    "I consider Mr. Morphy the finest chess player who ever existed. He is far superior to any now living, and would doubtless have beaten Labourdonnais himself. In all his games with me, he has not only played, in every instance, the exact move, but the most exact. He never makes a mistake; but, if his adversary commits the slightest error, he is lost." Adolf Anderssen, quoted by Frederick Edge in 1859

    "Morphy will not let me." former unofficial world champion Adolf Anderssen, when asked why he did not play as brilliantly as usual against Paul Morphy.

    "Paul Morphy was the greatest chess player that ever one ever was so far superior to the players of his time" Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Lasker's Chess Magazine of January 1905, p.127

    "In Paul Morphy the spirit of La Bourdonnais had arisen anew, only more vigorous, firmer, prouder... Morphy discovered that the brilliant move of the master is essentially conditional not on a sudden and inexplicable realisation, but on the placing of the pieces on the board. He introduced the rule: brilliant moves and deep winning manoeuvres are possible only in those positions where the opponent can be opposed with an abundance of active energy... From the very first moves Morphy aimed to disclose the internal energy located in his pieces. It was suddenly revealed that they possess far greater dynamism than the opponent's forces." Emanuel Lasker

    "Morphy's principal strength does not rest upon his power of combination but in his position play and his general style....Beginning with la Bourdonnais to the present, and including Lasker, we find that the greatest stylist has been Morphy. Whence the reason, although it might not be the only one, why he is generally considered the greatest of all." José Raúl Capablanca, in Pablo Morphy by V. F. Coria and L. Palau.

    "...Morphy, the master of all phases of the game, stronger than any of his opponents, even the strongest of them..." Alexander Alekhine, in Shakmatny Vestnik, January 15, 1914

    "To this day Morphy is an unsurpassed master of the open games. Just how great was his significance is evident from the fact that after Morphy nothing substantially new has been created in this field. Every player- from beginner to master- should in this praxis return again and again to the games of the American genius." Mikhail Botvinnik

    "A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth. In a set match, Morphy would beat anybody alive today... Morphy was perhaps the most accurate chess player who ever lived. He had complete sight of the board and never blundered, in spite of the fact that he played quite rapidly, rarely taking more than five minutes to decide a move. Perhaps his only weakness was in closed games like the Dutch Defense. But even then, he was usually victorious because of his resourcefulness." Bobby Fischer

    "Morphy, I think everyone agrees, was probably the greatest genius of them all." Bobby Fischer, 1992

    "We also remember the brilliant flight of the American super-genius Paul Morphy, who in a couple of years (1857-59) conquered both the New and the Old Worlds. He revealed a thunderous blend of pragmatism, aggression and accurate calculation to the world -- qualities that enabled America to accomplish a powerful spurt in the second half of the 19th century." Garry Kasparov (2003). On My Great Predecessors. Gloucester Publishers plc. Vol. 1, p. 6.

    "What was the secret of Morphy's invincibility? I think it was a combination of a unique natural talent and brilliant erudition. His play was the next, more mature stage in the development of chess. Morphy had a well-developed 'feeling for position', and therefore he can be confidently regarded as the 'first swallow' - the prototype of the strong 20th century grandmaster." Garry Kasparov (2003). On My Great Predecessors. Gloucester Publishers plc. Vol. 1, p. 43.

    125 games, 1834-1998

  16. Petrosian v. the Elite
    By Ray Keene

    Tigran Petrosian is acquiring a reputation as one of the most sophisticated World Champions and also one of the most successful. The victim of a hostile press during his lifetime, Petrosian's exploits were brought into sharp focus during the official Petrosian year - 2004, the 75th anniversary of his birth. A whole series of Petrosian memorial tournaments, combined with a re-evaluation of his games and results, revealed that his legacy had been serious underestimated. Indeed, his record includes :

    - Victories in two World Championship matches against Botwinnik and Spassky - First prize in the World Championship Candidates Tournament - Four Soviet Championship titles
    - Two individiual and team gold medals on top board for the USSR team in the international Olympiads of Havana 1966 and Lugano 1968 - Numerous first prizes in important tournaments - Match and game victories against Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Hübner, Portisch, Korchnoi, Polugayevsky, Smyslov, Tal, Euwe, Reshevsky, Keres and many others

    71 games, 1946-1983

  17. Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s-90s
    Pins are immobilizing difference makers that inflict chess pain.

    404 games, 1590-2019

  18. polygamy or what's an extra Q among friends?
    Games in which one or both sides promote a pawn to a queen.
    230 games, 1834-2016

  19. positional sacrifices
    In Tal spirit!!
    71 games, 1840-2011

  20. Short games by masters
    This will be a pile of published games from various sources as I come across them. Of course, many of the classic games have been printed and reprinted in multiple sources. I can only list it once here under one source.

    Disclaimer: I am relying upon the notes of other bloggers. In most cases, I am not confirming the game source... just taking their word for it.

    Salute to Irving Chernev and I.A. Horowitz, two terrific chess writers from days gone by. They brought the light of day to many wonderful games.

    Here is a brief description of some of the writers/players according to crawfb5. Thank you crawfb5 -- what great collections you have!


    Samuel Reshevsky -- Reshevsky was a famous child prodigy who gave up competitive play for several years to focus on his education. After returning to active play in the 1930s, Reshevsky dominated the US championship until the ascendence of Robert James Fischer in the late 1950s. Reshevsky had an unusually long playing career. Reshevsky played on eight US Olympiad teams, winning one team gold, one team bronze, and one individual bronze medal (

    Reuben Fine -- Fine was a world-class player that never won the US championship. His best international result would be equal first with Paul Keres at AVRO 1938. He was invited to the world championship tournament organized in 1948 to pick a successor to Alexander Alekhine, who died while holding the title. Fine decided not to play. He was involved in his graduate work in psychology and only played competitive chess for a few more years after earning his degree. Fine played on three US Olympiad teams, winning three team and one individual gold medal and one individual silver medal (

    Israel Albert Horowitz -- Horowitz was long-time editor of <Chess Review>, chess editor of the <New York Times> for many years, author of a number of chess books, and a fixture in US tournaments, particularly those in the northeast. He won the US Open in 1936, 1938, and 1943. Horowitz played on four US Olympiad teams, winning three team and two individual gold medals (

    Isaac Kashdan -- Despite being a world-class player in his day, Kashdan was never able to negotiate a championship match with Marshall and once the tournament began he would never win the US championship. He was robbed of the title in 1942 by an incorrect ruling in a critical game between Reshevsky and Denker, which meant Reshevsky tied Kashdan for first instead of Kashdan winning the tournament outright. Kashdan lost the playoff match to Reshevsky, and that was as close as he would ever come to being US champion. Kashdan took over as chess editor for the <Los Angeles Times> after Steiner's death. Kashdan became an International Arbiter after his active playing days and directed both Game Collection: First Piatigorsky Cup 1963 and Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966. Kashdan played on five US Olympiad teams, winning three team and two individual gold medals, one team and one individual silver medal, and two individual bronze medals (

    Arthur William Dake -- Dake was on three gold-medal US Olympiad teams, winning one individual gold and one individual silver medal (

    David S Polland -- Polland won both the NY state championship and the US Open (4th American Chess Federation) in 1937. In 1938, he tied for 1st with Frank Marshall in the Marshall Chess Club championship.

    Sidney Norman Bernstein -- Bernstein was active in and around New York City and played in eight US championship tournaments.

    Anthony Santasiere -- Santasiere would win the NY state championship several times and the 1945 US Open.

    S S Cohen -- Samuel S. Cohen was an editor at <Chess Review> for a number of years in the 1930s.

    Milton Loeb Hanauer -- Hanauer played on one US Olympiad team, winning a team silver medal (

    Fred Reinfeld -- Reinfeld is mostly remembered today for his numerous beginner's books, but he won the NY state championship twice and played in several US championships.

    Harold Morton -- Morton was New England champion several times and was also Horowitz's business partner at <Chess Review> at the time of his death. The two were on an exhibition and promotional tour in the midwest in 1940 when they were involved in an automobile accident in Iowa. Morton was killed and Horowitz seriously injured.

    498 games, 1749-2014

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