Favorite Famous Games

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What's your all-time favorite famous game?  I've seen so many great ones that it's difficult to narrow it down to one or even a dozen.  But I'll go with Alekhine's brilliant Dutch against Bogoljubov in 1922.  Whether you've got one or many favorites, feel free to post more than one game.  You might want to add some information about the game or what you like most about it.  By the way, it doesn't necessarily have to be famous if it's brilliant, unique or interesting.

This is my amended opening post.  The original one didn't include the actual game because I hadn't yet learned how to post a game.  Yeah, only I would start a thread titled Favorite famous games without knowing how to post a game.  meh.png

Since this question comes up once in a while, I'll answer it here.  If you don't know how to post a game, just follow the instructions below.

1.  Type in the browser address bar "pgn <game info, including players and year>"

2.  If there is a pgn of the game available, click on one of the links (chessgames.com, etc.)

3.  Below the board and move list, click on "PGN: download" and open the file in Notebook

4.  Highlight everything and copy

5.  In the block you use to post to this thread, click on the chessboard icon at the top left

6.  In the popup window, click on "Load PGN," then paste the pgn and click on "Load"

7.  Add comments if you want and click on "Post"

Strangemover

Polugaevsky vs Torre, Moscow 1981.

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Strangemover wrote:

Polugaevsky vs Torre, Moscow 1981.

I don't recall that one but I just looked at it.  Nice game.

Strangemover

Such a cool and unusual idea to brick the rook in. As you say there are so many to choose from but this one always sticks in my mind for originality.

Simonpal19

Its hard to name just one game as there are so many throughout the history. One of my favourites however is Kasparov-Anand '96 Blitz chess final. 

HobbyPIayer

Most of Morphy's games come to mind. But these two in particular stand out to me—mostly due to Morphy's incredible insight.

He played the game, self-taught, in the mid-1800s, at a level that's just mind-boggling:

 

 

 

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Simonpal19 wrote:

Its hard to name just one game as there are so many throughout the history. One of my favourites however is Kasparov-Anand '96 Blitz chess final. 

It is tough to come up with just one.  I've got to check that one out.  Thanks.

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HobbyPIayer wrote:

Most of Morphy's games come to mind. But these two in particular stand out to me—mostly due to Morphy's incredible insight.

He played the game, self-taught, in the mid-1800s, at a level that's just mind-boggling:

 

 

 

Great games.  Thanks.  When I first played over Anderssen's brilliant games against Kieseritzky and Dufrense, I found it amazing that anyone could have beaten him as easily as Morphy did.  It was much the same watching Alpha Zero manhandle Stockfish.  That was like Morphy vs. Anderssen - except that at least Anderssen managed to win a couple of games.

Simonpal19

@HobbyPlayer great game. Thnx for posting happy.png

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How about some more nominations for favorite famous game?

Forkedupagain

The gold coins game was pretty cool.

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Forkedupagain wrote:

The gold coins game was pretty cool.

It was!  And that move, while not the most brilliant in history, might be the best looking.  Great game.

Snookslayer



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Good one.  And thanks for posting it.  Others should post their favorite games too.  When I figure out how to do it, I will.

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Yes, that was a hint.  Feel free to tell me how.

Snookslayer
FBloggs wrote:

Yes, that was a hint.  Feel free to tell me how.

Download PGN file from whatever site.

Open file with "Notepad"

Copy contents into thread using "Insert chess game or diagram" and then "Load PGN".

That is all.

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fightingbob wrote:
FBloggs wrote:

What's your all-time favorite famous game?  I've seen so many great ones that it's difficult to narrow it down to one or even a dozen  But I'll go with Alekhine's brilliant Dutch against Bogoljubov in 1922.

See my thread What is your favorite master or grandmaster game? begun Jan 12, 2016.

Oh that's clever.  Advertising your thread on mine.  Maybe I should plug mine on yours.

Simonpal19

While you guys squabble about each other's personal thread advertisements, let me take this opportunity to  advertise a neutral thread: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-showcase/the-best-chess-games-of-all-time happy.png