Relive Famous Chess Games of the Masters
These guys played some of the most famous chess games ever
What separates the famous chess games of the Romantic Era
and the modern era from the millions of games that get played over the years? Chess is like any other human pursuit. When you see people excel in their discipline and perform insane feats you have to stand back and admire it.
Our potential and capabilities vary from person to person. You have the pack where most of us are. You have smaller groups at higher levels who are more gifted than most. And then you have the elite, a special club who through their own remarkable genius stand out from everyone.
Great painters fill museums with incredible works of art. We refer to their greatest paintings as masterpieces. Chess GMs also leave behind works of art at which we can only marvel. Their greatest games are called brilliancies and are also called masterpieces. I invite you to enjoy 32 of the greatest masterpieces in chess history. You can also add articles and games of your own
Famous Chess Games: The great players of the Romantic and Hypermodern Eras
The aforementioned Staunton and Morphy followed earlier greats like Philidor
and La Bourdonnais
They and many others storied the early history of chess. Staunton was very influential in opening theory in his era. Many openings underwent detailed analysis with many variations and sub-variations shaping chess in the image of skilled tacticians.
Later men like Steinitz, Tarrasch
and others would pave the way toward the game we know today.
Famous Chess Games: Leading modern players
More geniuses followed through the decades of the 20th Century. Capablanca
were among the greatest of the century.
The 21st Century features the great players of today and of the very recent past. Kasparov's contemporaries like Karpov
, Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Anand, Kramnik and Topalov among others have given way to Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Grischuk, Ding, Radjabov, So and company.
The game is much more scientific, more drawish than ever and yet still produces amazing games of chess. But which games are the greatest games of chess from today and yesteryear?
Famous Chess Games: Some of the masters who gave us these famous chess games
We start with the French legend, Philidor followed by his compatriot La Bourdannais. Morphy and Anderssen arrive next with Steinitz and Lasker soon after.
Rubinstein, Capablanca and Marshall show us how to play the game. Alekhine, Reti and Bogoljubov also have their say. Botvinnik, Tal, Fischer and Spassky then pick up the baton.
We come to more recent years as we hit the home stretch. Karpov and Kasparov are next to assume the mantle before handing over to their successors.
Anand and Topalov bring proceedings to a close. Two players from among our current standard bearers. The chess games are annotated
to provide some strategic insight for you. Enjoy.
Most Famous Chess Game Ever
We have listed 32 of the most amazing games ever played right here. But no matter how many are listed, inevitably there are many other beauties that do not make the cut. You might think to yourself, 'oh I know a game that should have been in there'. Well don't keep to yourself. Write an article on it. Annotate it move by move. You could annotate one of the games on this page if you like. Give us your take on it with either an article or annotated game. What is the most famous chess game ever?
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Famous Chess Games: FIDE World Chess Championship
Some of the greatest chess players ever. Awesome combinations and at times strategy too deep for mere mortals to comprehend at first or even second glance. These games will live forever, coming to life on our screens every time we play through them.
One can only imagine the chess masterpieces that are yet to be played. With more players than ever, the standard ever rising, what gems lay ahead? Even in the silicon age there is still room for sparkling combinations. Those double exclamation marks!! With clocks ticking and furrowed brows sporting beads of sweat, chess is still a pressure test. Games will always hinge on human wit
Having just witnessed the work of some of the brightest chess minds let's turn our attention to the prize they covet the most. The World Chess Championship
has an interesting history.