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Throughout the history of chess there have been many famous games between the masters that many serious players are familiar. These games stand out because they contain unusual positions, feature brilliant sacrifices, or some other reason that sets them apart from average chess games. By studying and analysing these games, you can not only gain more appreciation for chess, but improve your strategy as well.
This section is intended for readers with some knowledge of basic chess strategy. The games are provided with commentary to explain critical moves and point out strategy concepts.
19th Century: The Era of Gambits and Sacrifices[edit | edit source]
- Anderssen vs. Kieseritzky, 1851: The Immortal Game
- Anderssen vs. Dufresne, 1852: The Evergreen Game
- Morphy vs. Duke Karl and Count Isouard, 1858: The Opera Game
Early 20th Century: Steinitz, Lasker, and Capablanca[edit | edit source]
Later 20th Century: From Fischer to Kasparov[edit | edit source]
- Byrne vs. Fischer, 1958: The Game of the Century
- Caruana vs. Wojtkiewicz, 2002, Fabiano Caruana (10 years old) is the youngest player to defeat a GM 
Modern Era: Man and Machine[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]