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OhioChessFan's favorite games of 2016
Compiled by OhioChessFan

Not always the objectively best games, but games I like for one reason or another.

Ginger GM's Playground Opening Wins
S Williams vs J Anderson, 2016 
(D90) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac to Execute Minor Piece Sac
Wen Yang vs V Artemiev, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Karjakin Over Vishy
Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Kamsky plays unusual gambit in Najdorf
Kamsky vs A R Saleh Salem, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Kramnik Wins a Positional Beauty
Kramnik vs A Giri, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Tomashevsky Beats Fab in Rook and Minor Piece Endgame
Tomashevsky vs Caruana, 2016 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 63 moves, 1-0

Caruana Beats Vishy in WCC Best Game of Tournament
Caruana vs Anand, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

Short Plays CaroKann Kasparov Wins Rook and Pawn Ending
L Shytaj vs Short, 2016 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 70 moves, 0-1

37. Rd5 is the move of the year
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

So's Best of a Great Year
I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

Entertaining Draw
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

h5 Move of the Year
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Stunning Queen Sac
Anh Khoi Nguyen vs G Jones, 2016 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Black Shows why 1...c6 is Best By Test
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand, 2016 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 0-1

Black Calmly Defends the Sac Inspired Attack
Jakovenko vs Sutovsky, 2016 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 0-1

Vishy Busts Down the Berlin Wall
Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Amusing Game as White Attacks K side and Black Attacks Q side
J Xiong vs C Aravindh, 2016 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

LP By Fab
Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2016 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 115 moves, 1-0

Rousing Richter-Rauzer
M Raddatz vs A Gupta, 2016
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 30 moves, 0-1

Interesting Battle With Unbalanced Material
H Ramstad vs T Spanton, 2016
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Caruana Postional Gem in a Caro-Kann
E Najer vs Caruana, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 
(A14) English, 44 moves, 1-0

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