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a few of my personal favorites


Most Beautiful Game Ever Played

Adolf Anderssen vs Jean Dufresne
“The Evergreen Partie” (game of the day May-18-2007)
Berlin GER (1852)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)

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Kasparov vs Topalov 1999

(Kasparov’s Immortal)
“Once Bobby Fischer made his debut at age 14 in the U.S. Championship with the 1957–58 event, he dominated completely, winning on each of his eight attempts, leaving Reshevsky, the seven-time former champion, back in the chasing pack. There was little love lost between the two players, separated by a generation in age. Ahead of the Buenos Aires 1960 tournament, Reshevsky reportedly said, “I would settle for 19th place – if Fischer placed 20th.” Reshevsky in fact won the Buenos Aires 1960 tournament, with Fischer well back; this was the only time Reshevsky finished ahead of Fischer in an international tournament.

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Game of the Century

Donald Byrne vs Robert James Fischer “The Game of the Century” (game of the day Mar-09-2013) Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Oct-17
Berlin GER (1852)
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)

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My name is Matan Phillips. My mom taught me how to play chess at age 3 and I have been playing ever since.

My great-grandfather Grandmaster, Misha Pines, was champion of Rhodesia, and has been passing down the love of the game through our family.

I hope you consider letting your child experience the thrill of the game.