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Best Games of 2013
Compiled by tpstar
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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.

1) Vishing Well (53 points)
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

2) My Kingdom For a Norse (40 points)
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

3) Viktory Lap (24 points)
Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

4) Get the Nak (21 points)
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

5) Hao To Dance (18 points)
Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

6) Acid Queen (17 points)
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1

7) My Ding-a-Ling (16 points)
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

8) Mag Citrate (15 points)
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

8) A Really, Really Off Day (15 points)
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

10) Shak Diesel (10 points)
Mamedyarov vs A Giri, 2013 
(D90) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

10) Darling Niki (10 points)
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Vitiugov, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

10) As You Luke It (10 points)
McShane vs A Istratescu, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

10) Boris the Animal (10 points)
Gelfand vs Caruana, 2013 
(A80) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

10) The Two Bishops (10 points)
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 92 moves, 1-0

10) Yu Better Work (10 points)
Yu Yangyi vs A R Saleh Salem, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

10) Vlad Tidings (10 points)
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 62 moves, 0-1

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