The Polish Immortal

GLUCKSBERG vs MIGUEL NAJDORF – Warsaw, 1929 Another great champion from the past to whom a variation of the Sicilian opening is dedicated is Miguel Najdorf. Today we present you the famous game between a man called “Glucksberg” and Najdorf played in Warsaw in 1929. The opening is the Dutch Defense: Queen’s Knight Variation. InContinue reading “The Polish Immortal”

Nunn’s Immortal

ALEXANDER BELIAVSKY vs JOHN NUNN- Hoogovens, round 2, 1985 Today we present you the game between Beliavsky and Nunn played in Hoogovens in 1985. The opening is the King’s Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation.  In this game, Beliavsky does not have any plan out of the opening and Nunn starts a ferocious attack on the kingsideContinue reading “Nunn’s Immortal”

Going for the mate!

OSSIP BERNSTEIN vs JOSE’ RAUL CAPABLANCA- Moscow, round 1, 1914 Capablanca’s favorite game is this one where he plays a perfect game from start to finish. Today we present you the game between Bernstein and Capablanca played in Moscow in 1914. The opening is the Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. The game seems to beContinue reading “Going for the mate!”

My passed pawns are too fast

ANDRE LILIENTHAL vs VIACHESLAV RAGOZIN- Moscow, round 2, 1935 Another great player from the past is a gentleman to whom a variation of the QGD opening is dedicated: Ragozin. Today we present you the game between Lilienthal and Ragozin played in Moscow in 1935. The opening is the Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. The game seemsContinue reading “My passed pawns are too fast”

The smooth game

TIGRAN PETROSIAN vs LUDEK PACHMAN- Bled, round 6, 1961 We introduce another World Champion and one of the best Fischer’s opponents: “Iron” Tigran Petrosian. Today we present you the game between Petrosian and Pachman played at the Bled torunament in 1961. The opening is the King’s Indian Attack. This game has been praised by FischerContinue reading “The smooth game”

Chess slaughtering

RAYMOND KEENE vs ANTHONY MILES – Hastings (1975/76), round 13, 1976 Everybody Loves Raymond: we take the title of a famous sitcom to show you one of the greatest games of all time. Today we present you the game between Keene and Miles played at Hastings in 1976. The opening is the Queen’s Gambit Declined:Continue reading “Chess slaughtering”

Festival of tactics

CARSTEN HOI vs BORIS GULKO – Thessaloniki Olympiad, Thessaloniki, round 4, 1988 Carsten Hoi is not a famous chess player unlike the previous one we presented, however he has a place in the history with this masterpiece. Today we present you the game between Hoi and Gulko played at the Thessaloniki Olympiad in 1988. TheContinue reading “Festival of tactics”

The Magnus Effect

MAGNUS CARLSEN vs SIPKE ERNST – Corus Group C (2004), Wijk aan Zee, rd 12, 2004 2004 is the year when the world of chess discovered Magnus Carlsen as one of the greatest talents of all time and future World Champion. Today we present you the game between Carlsen and Ernst played at Wijk aan ZeeContinue reading “The Magnus Effect”

Sacrificing the queen casually!

MAX EUWE vs PAUL KERES – match 1939/40, rd 9, Amsterdam In the best chess games ever series we must include a game from the great champion Paul Keres, who has been runner-up at the Candidates for 4 times. Today, we present you the game between Euwe and Keres played in Amsterdam in 1940. The openingContinue reading “Sacrificing the queen casually!”

Morphy’s Immortal Game

PAUL MORPHY vs ADOLF ANDERSSEN – Paris, casual game, 1858 We must include at least one more game played by the genius Paul Morphy. Today we present you the game between Morphy and Anderssen played in France in 1858. The opening is the King’s Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit. This game is amazing as it showsContinue reading “Morphy’s Immortal Game”