The Ode On a Grecian Urn of chess games.
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1
A game of incomparable beauty by Ivanchuk.
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0
Beautifully played QGD by Fischer. Not a move wasted.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0
One of the greatest queen sacrifices I've ever seen.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1
Alekhine displays unearthly tactical genius.
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0
Unreal queen sacrifice and a killer knight.
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0
Alekhine destroys Fletcher with a beautiful ending combo.
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0
Tal is the man.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0
Ivanchuk is an alien.
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0
Kamsky redefines brutality in this explosive game.
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2013
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0
Intensely beautiful game by Smyslov.
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0
Nerves of steel and brilliant play from Carlsen.
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0
Tal is god.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1
Killer attack and creative genius by Judit Polgar.
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0
Mikhail Tal with a devastating, genius attack.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0
Flawless Sicilian Dragon from Carlsen.
L Dominguez vs Carlsen, 2009
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 54 moves, 0-1
Bullet chess genius.
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1
Unbelievable tactical finishing sequence.
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0
Positional wizardry by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0
Brilliance by Karpov.
Karpov vs Sax, 1983
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0
Sick sacrifices leading into a fatal ending combination.
Merian vs Steinitz, 1884
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0
Topalov has serious guts. Amazing play here.
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1
A devastating attack by Magnus Carlsen.
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 1-0
The original Marshall attack! An epic battle.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0
Excellent rook sacrifice and attack by Anand.
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0
Excellent attack by Larsen!
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0
Endgame genius by Carlsen.
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 92 moves, 1-0
Beautifully conducted game by Caruana with accurate piece sac.
Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0
Killer attack from the always entertaining Nakamura.
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1
Creative anarchy and energy from Maxime.
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0
Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0
Awesome tactical killer move by Carlsen.
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1
Karjakin finishes off Kosteniuk with beautiful tactics.
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0
Killer tactical sacrifice by Lagrave.
A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1
Brilliant tactical vision by Aronian.
Aronian vs Caruana, 2015
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0
Tal wins with an elegantly brutal display of tactics.
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1
A perfect example of Karpov's positional genius.
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0
An attack of great beauty.
D Norwood vs A Maier, 1989
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0
Positional and endgame prowess by Kramnik.
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1
Excellent defense and counterattack by Caruana!
Caruana vs G Meier, 2014
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0
Awesome tactical finish by Karpov.
Timman vs Karpov, 1984
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1
Incredible attacking chess by Caruana.
Caruana vs Svidler, 2014
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0
Karpov smashes Yusupov with genius strategy and initiative.
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0
Karpov demolishes Topalov.
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0
Excellent attack by Tal!
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0
Unbelievable finish arising from a rook sac.
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0
Queen sacrifice, a brilliant tactic, and a flawless finish.
D Baramidze vs Akobian, 2013
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1
Aronian skillfully defeats Naka's dutch defense.
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 59 moves, 1-0
Topalov is a genius.
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0
A supreme tactical shot by Kasparov shuts down Karpov.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0
Awesome knight sacrifice leads to demolition of Black position.
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0
Very nice dismantling of King's Indian.
Botvinnik vs V Breitman, 1931
(E72) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0
Tal demolishes Petrosian.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0
Prime skill by Fischer.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1
Best draw I've ever watched live.
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2
Inspiring and elegant two-front play in the Ruy Lopez.
W G Addison vs Fischer, 1963
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1
Immaculate play culminating with queen sacrifice.
Fischer vs Tal, 1961
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0
Baadur Jobava shutting down his opponent with crazy play.
Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0
Instructive technique from Carlsen.
Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2013
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 0-1
Flawless endgame by Carlsen.
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 0-1
Sick tactics by Wei Yi.
Wei Yi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2013
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0
Creative devastation by Fischer.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0
Unbelievable draw by Emanuel Lasker.
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2
Ultimate battle between Anand and Carlsen.
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1
Best king walk ever?
Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0