500 Master Games of Chess
This compilation of 500 master games is the greatest standard collection of chess games ever published. Ranging over 150 years of master play, these games include masterpieces of every kind by such master players as Anderssen, Morphy, Blackburne, Pillsbury, Lasker, Marshall, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Alekhine, Capablanca, Spielmann, Tartaower, Rubinstein, Réti, Nimzowitsch, Euwe, Botvinnik, and many more. There are also once-in-a-lifetime matches, such as Franz-Mayet (1858) and Bowdler-Conway (1788), and other interesting examples. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - giant_bug - LibraryThing
has wonderful tidbits I've seen in no other game compilation, such as the only game(s) I know of between Morphy and Staunton, and what has to be the shortest Master game on record (1.e4 c6, 2.d4 d5, 3.Nc3 dxe 4. Nc3xe4 Nd7 5.Qe2, Ngf6 6. Nd6 1-0) Read full review