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  1. Best Games of 2010
    The 7th annual chessgames.com vote for the year's Best Games was held on the tpstar chessforum in January 2011. The vote operated under the standard rules; kibitzers could select up to ten games from the database in order. Ten points were awarded for a #1 choice, nine points for #2, eight points for #3, and so on down to #10 which earned one point. After all the votes were tallied, this Game Collection will stand as the group's choices for the Best Games of 2010.

    The Anand-Topalov WC Match dominated the 2010 contest, with five games receiving votes and two making the Top Ten. Best Game of the Year honors went to speed demon Alexander Grischuk for his memorable King walk against Gashimov, and Grischuk will soon strut his stuff in the Candidates events. Nakamura and Karjakin scored well with impressive attacks, and the remaining five games (all White wins) were creatively inspired. Magnus Carlsen had an eventful year, ditching Kasparov early and Kirsan late while finding time to convincingly defeat everybody Carlsen vs The World, 2010 , yet shockingly not one of his games made the list.

    16 voters nominated 46 games. Votes weighed heavier this year since many people only chose one or two games.

    10 games, 2010

  2. Best Games of 2011
    The 8th annual chessgames.com vote for the year's Best Games was held on the tpstar chessforum in January 2012. The contest operated under the standard rules; kibitzers could select up to ten database games in order. Ten points were awarded for a #1 choice, nine points for #2, eight points for #3, and so on down to #10 which earned one point. After all the votes were tallied, this Game Collection will stand as the group's choices for the Best Games of 2011.

    Game of the Year honors went to Levon Aronian for his bold endgame sacrifice leading to a rampaging Queen during the Tal Memorial. Boris Gelfand put it all together to win the Candidates Matches and face Anand for the WC title, with two Gelfand wins in the Top Ten. Carlsen had a phenomenal year and scored two brilliant attacking games in the Top Five, while Svidler's World Cup triumph got him on the list. Spectacular attacks by Jun and Kotronias scored well, plus a long King walk by Xue and an exquisite ending by Kramnik.

    13 voters nominated 58 games. Votes were spread out over more games this year as most voters prepared a full list of ten.

    10 games, 2011

  3. Best Games of 2012
    The 9th annual chessgames.com vote for the year's Best Games was held on the tpstar chessforum in January 2013. The contest operated under the standard rules; kibitzers could select up to ten database games in order. Ten points were awarded for a #1 choice, nine points for #2, eight points for #3, and so on down to #10 which earned one point. After all of the votes were tabulated, this Game Collection will stand as the group's choices for the Best Games of 2012.

    Game of the Year honors went to Andrei Volokitin for his stunning shot 21. Bd8!! followed by several quiet moves to create a winning attack. Hikaru Nakamura finished Second with his memorable Olympiad victory over Kramnik. Levon Aronian scored two wins in the Top Ten, first his famous Ne1! game over Giri and second a tricky endgame against McShane. Fabiano Caruana also had two games on the list, with a unique double exchange sacrifice against Karjakin plus a crushing Pawn avalanche to top Giri. Magnus Carlsen made chess history, earning the highest rating ever while soundly defeating World Champion Anand at Bilbao. Emanuel Berg played an inspired Queen sacrifice, Vladimir Kramnik displayed his KID mastery, and lastly a blitz win by Alexander Morozevich over Carlsen rounded out the Top Ten.

    14 voters nominated 70 games.

    10 games, 2012

  4. Best Games of 2013
    The 10th annual chessgames.com vote for the year's Best Games was held on the tpstar chessforum in January 2014. The contest operated under the standard rules; kibitzers could select up to ten database games in order. Ten points were awarded for a #1 choice, nine points for #2, eight points for #3, and so on down to #10 which earned one point. After all of the votes were tabulated, this Game Collection will stand as the group's choices for the Best Games of 2013.

    Game of the Year honors went to Viswanathan Anand for his stunning opening novelty 15 ... Bc5!! over Aronian at Tata Steel. World Champion Magnus Carlsen scored five wins on the list, including two from his match win against Anand. Laznicka flushed out Morozevich's King in an entertaining battle which came in Third. Nakamura showed nifty endgame finesse over Karjakin in Fourth, Wang Hao miniaturized Giri in Fifth, and Ding Liren's brilliant attack against Aronian finished Seventh. This year's edition featured 16 games total due to a unique 7-way tie for Tenth.

    11 voters nominated 51 games.

    16 games, 2013

  5. tpstar 2N
    102 games, 1861-2011

  6. tpstar AD
    11 games, 1970-2012

  7. tpstar CC
    24 games, 1895-2009

  8. tpstar CK
    98 games, 1895-2008

  9. tpstar FD
    161 games, 1866-2010

  10. tpstar MD
    36 games, 1963-2006

  11. tpstar PD
    39 games, 1900-2009

  12. tpstar RL
    147 games, 1864-2009

  13. tpstar SC
    1 game, 2010

  14. tpstar SE
    37 games, 1960-2008

  15. tpstar SF
    3 games, 1990-2004

  16. tpstar SM
    32 games, 1912-2007

  17. tpstar SP
    12 games, 1961-2006

  18. tpstar SS
    27 games, 1973-2008

  19. tpstar ST
    1 game, 1963

  20. tpstar SV
    6 games, 1964-2001

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