We've all seen this one, right? It's still great.
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0
History's best player at his best
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0
History's second best player at his best.
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0
Just beautifully played by Akiba
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1
Where is that white monarch off to?
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1
Who doesn't have this in their collection?
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1
The white monarch attacks.
Short vs Timman, 1991
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0
Vishy sacs a boxful of pieces
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0
"V" for victory is taken literally (move 39).
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0
Black is down two rooks, all pieces en prise... 0-1!
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1
25. c5!! A fantastic finish!
I Ivanov vs Kudrin, 1989
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0
This game is so pretty, it'll make you cry (moves 24 or so...)
G Agzamov vs Tringov, 1983
(E73) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0
Ivanchuk makes the chessboard sing.
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0
Who says chess isn't a great specator sport?
Dgebuadze vs D Svetushkin, 2008
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 67 moves, 1-0
Anand! My son's name! This is a work of art.
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1
Karpov takes out a whole army with a bishop move.
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0
Nakamura's best to date
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1
Man, that 19th move was stunning.
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0
Take the queen, I said... take the queen!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
I don't know how Marshall won this game.
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0
Having two rooks is highly overrated.
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0
Having two rooks and a queen is highly overrated.
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1
If we had to pick just one game by Tal...
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0
You have to check out white's 30th move.
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0
Kramnik shows us all how to play an endgame
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0
Botvinnik shows us all how to play an endgame
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1
Did you know Geller had a plus score against Bobby? I didn't.
Fischer vs Geller, 1967
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1
Two immortals provide a masterpiece
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1
Painful to be on the other end of zugzwang.
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1
An outrageous king walk
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1
Lev goes deep
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0
King... 8th rank... middle game... mindboggling...
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1
Unreal game. Just unreal.
Sadvakasov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 0-1
57. black to play and win. Paoli got it.
B Pantebre Martinez vs E Paoli, 1976
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1
Sick combo. That's what kids call it. So do I.
Anand vs Lautier, 1997
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0
Marshall's gambit. One of my favorites.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0
The chess equivalent of Joyce's Ulysses (complex)
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 47 moves, 1-0
22. Bd5 is not a move but a brush stroke
B Kovanova vs N Pogonina, 2010
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0
Anand hits the bigtime
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1
Great combination starting at move 16
Kaidanov vs W J Donaldson, 1992
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0
Josh Waitzkin's best game of chess
M Zlotnikov vs Waitzkin, 1998
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1
The ultimate forced mate
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0
Pretty Combo by Mecking
Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0
Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0
Korchnoi faces mate in a move.... for a lot of moves.
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1957
(C16) French, Winawer, 94 moves, 0-1
Skip to move 37. If you don't smile, you're not human.
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0