Originally posted by rnic
I would think studying the annotated games of great players would be a great way to learn. How can I get a list of annotated games say by players over 2000?
Annotated by whom?
Keep in mind that it's not a five-minute job to annotate a good game of chess. Most people who do that job either annotate only their own games or expect to be paid for it - and paid well. Annotated games are a dime a dozen, good games annotated badly are not rare, any quality games with really good annotations are much scarcer.
That said, on this site itself there is this:
but I don't know of any way to find out which games out of those are by good players, except by checking each. I certainly don't think there is any way of finding our which are well annotated, which is rather more important.
Still, your original thought is a very good one. Studying master games annotated by the players themselves is not only a good way to learn (said the 1400-level player...), but also a great pleasure. However, IMAO you would be better off buying books by the professionals. If that sounds costly, try finding some second-hand - the openings may not be fashionable any more, but the thoughts of the grand master on the middle game will be hardly less enlightening.