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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