R goes to the 2nd rank.
11 1858: MorphyDuke of Brunswick Count Isouard, Paris "The Opera Game " Morphy shows the virtue of quick development and wins by sacrificing lots of material, mating on the 17th move with his last two pieces.Bronstein vs dean koontz intensity audiobook Ljubojevic, 1973 (B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0 Geller tears down the castle.Score 78 Comfortably Nimz II Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1928 (A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0 #78."Kasparov's Immortal" features a rook sacrifice with a sacrificial combination lasting over 15 moves.36 1938: ParrWheatcroft, London Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld described this as "one of the greatest combinative games on record!" ( Fireside Book Of Chess, Simon Schuster, 1949,. .Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 (A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0 #64. I doubt that anyone would argue that this is not one of the most beautiful games ever played.In his element Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0 #46.Score 84 "MorTAL Kombat" F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 (E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1 #32.Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1 Jaw dropping azing sacrifices.Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 (E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, e2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1 The amazing King march.
Score 73 (No, not the 4-move miniature.
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 (E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1 Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 (E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0 Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 (D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1 M Leon Hoyos vs Nakamura, 2006 (A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1 A brilliant back.
Score 81 Why you Spiel the beans, mann?
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0 Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 (C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0 Bird vs Morphy, 1858 (C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1 A dynamic brilliancy by Kramnik.
56 2005: AnandTopalov, Sofia.Score 85 The bizarre (and mysterious).Rxh2 Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 (A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1 #28.Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 (E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1 #12.17 1895: PillsburyGunsberg, Hastings In the final round of this prestigious tournament, Pillsbury secures overall victory by triumphing in an instructive endgame.Gioachino Greco mates on the eighth move with a queen sacrifice.In this game, chess prodigy Wei Yi plays a rook sacrifice that forces Black to take a king walk.35 1938: BotvinnikCapablanca, Rotterdam In this game from the avro 1938 tournament, Botvinnik obtains a strong initiative against Capablanca and brings the victory home with a long combination.Kasparov's Immortal, kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0, fischer's Immortal-The Game Of The Century.S : But I threatened a checkmate in one!28 1923: SämischNimzovich, Copenhagen " The Immortal Zugzwang Game ".Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0 #9.Score 71 J Mason vs Janowski, 1902 (C78) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0 101?Tactics, first of all, let me assure you that I am not discontinuing my 'classical games' series.