Tricks for KIDs, good lord!

MIKHAIL BOTVINNIK vs MIKHAIL TAL – World Chess Championship, round 6, 1960 Today we present you one of the best game ever played by Tal in his magical run for the world championship title. We present you the game between Botvinnik and Tal played at the World Chess Championship in 1960. The opening, as theContinue reading “Tricks for KIDs, good lord!”

Best defense Euwe

EFIM GELLER vs MAX EUWE – Zurich Candidates, 1953 Usually, when we think about the best chess games, the choice is based on a spectacular sacrifice or exciting attack but today we make an exception. We present you the game between Geller and Euwe played at the Zurich Candidates in 1953. The opening is theContinue reading “Best defense Euwe”

The Evergreen Game

ADOLF ANDERSSEN vs JEAN DUFRESNE – Berlin, 1852 Going back to the old classics, we present you the Evergreen game between Anderssen and Dufresne played in Berlin in 1852. The opening is the Italian Game: Evans Gambit (Pierce defense). In this game, Anderssen uses the Evans Gambit to build his attack and gain initiative over hisContinue reading “The Evergreen Game”

The rise of Chinese chess

JINSHI BAI vs DING LIREN – Chinese Chess League, 2017 Ding Liren is one of the reason why Chinese chess’s future will be brighter in the future. This is the game between Jinshi Bai and Ding Liren from the Chinese League 2017. The opening is the Nimzo Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation. In this game, DingContinue reading “The rise of Chinese chess”

Karpov’s Immortal

ANATOLY KARPOV vs VESELIN TOPALOV – Linares, 1994 As we have already covered Kasparov’s Immortal, today we present you THE game played by his best rival in the 80’s and 90’s: Anatoly Karpov’s Immortal. This is the game between Karpov and Topalov (too many Immortals for him! 🙂 ) played at the legendary tournament Linares inContinue reading “Karpov’s Immortal”

Tal’s Immortal

MIKHAIL TAL vs BENT LARSEN – Candidates Semifinal, 1965 Here we go, we must include one game of Mikhail Tal among the best chess games ever. The Magician from Riga with his style “quantum chaos tactics galore!” as said by GM Seirawan in one of Saint Louis Chess Club’s videos. We present you the game betweenContinue reading “Tal’s Immortal”

Master of the Endgame

JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA vs SAVIELLY TARTAKOWER – New York, 1924 Capablanca, ohhhh Capablanca, one of the greatest chess players ever and we cannot leave him out from the best chess games ever series. We present you the game between Capablanca and Tartakower from 1924. The opening played is the Horwitz defense. In this game, Capablanca showsContinue reading “Master of the Endgame”

The Battle of Hastings

WILHELM STEINITZ vs CURT VON BARDELEBEN – Hastings, 1895 Another classic game in the best chess games ever series, today we present you the game between Steinitz and Von Bardeleben from 1895, called also “The Battle of Hastings”. The opening played is the Italian Game via the Greco gambit variation. In this game, Steinitz gave theContinue reading “The Battle of Hastings”

Queen sac? No problem, I need only 1 pawn

EFIM BOGOLJUBOV vs ALEXANDER ALEKHINE – Hastings, 1922 Going back in time, we cannot rule out Alekhine from the best chess games ever series. Today we present you the game between Bogoljubov and Alekhine from 1922. Irving Chernev, chess player and writer, called this game the greatest game of chess ever played. He said: “There areContinue reading “Queen sac? No problem, I need only 1 pawn”

The Opera Game

PAUL MORPHY vs DUKE OF BRUNSWICK /COUNT ISOUARD – Paris, 1958 The most famous chess game of all time is between Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs Duke Karl and Count Isoard, also called “The Opera Game”. This game features the Philidor Defense. In this match, an opening gone wrong and all the resulting mistakesContinue reading “The Opera Game”