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Best of each decades
Compiled by CRAZYGOD
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2010's 1. Anand's Immortal
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

2. King hunt of the decade
Wei Yi vs Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

3. Chinese immortal
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

4. Super Nezhy clapping from his coffin
Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 52 moves, 0-1

5. Tightrope Game
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

6. KID Immortal
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

7. Kramnik's new variant
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

8. Game of thrones
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1

9. Struggling race
Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

10. Fantasy wins over reality
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

11.Black knight matters
So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

12. Destroyed a GM
A Moiseenko vs K Korley, 2019 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

13. A mad endgame
I Saric vs Aydin Suleymanli, 2019 
(C18) French, Winawer, 71 moves, 1-0

14. Lev on a Greek Gift
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

15. Naka hacked
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

16. A Thing Of Beauty is a joy forever
Harikrishna vs Van Wely, 2013 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

17. Art of Castling
Dubov vs Giri, 2019 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

18. Magnus's chao down
Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

19. That is Baadur's Job
Jobava vs Ponomariov, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

20. Rook out
Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

2000's 1. 23rd Century Chess
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

2. Future is Born
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

3. Anand founds which engines cant
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

4. Bishop pair vs Rook Pair
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

5. Kramnik the world champion
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

6. Hit and Run
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

7. Knight's Tale
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

8. Plants vs Zombies
Morozevich vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

9. Marshalled in style
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

10. Many sacs out there
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

11. Topology
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

12. Brilliancy at Max level
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

13. Who said Berlin is Drawish?
T L Petrosian vs Ara Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

14. Final Classic
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

15. Carlsen's First Immortal
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

16. Is this just a Mind Blowing Attack?
J Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

17. A Perfect Combination
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

18. Queen Sac on Move 14
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

19. Fabiano strikes out icebergs
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

20. Road Roller
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

1990's 1. Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

2. The King is a fighting piece
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

3.Yusupov's Immortal
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

4. Sacrificed every thing you can
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

5. Kasparov a tactical warrior
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

6. Chucking the queen
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

7. One of the Anand's Immortal surely
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

8. Karpov's Immortal
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

9. The day Judit Completely outplayed Anand
J Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

10. Blitz Immortal
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

11. Home Cookin
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

12. Vlad's Irresistable Attack
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

13. Too Klose For Komfort
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

14. Pearl Of Wijk Aan Zee
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

15.The rise of Kramnik
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

16. KGA is Forgotten or maybe not
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

17. Attack like Atalik
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

18. 47...Bh3!!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

19. When Gelfand created a fire on the board
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

20. Sicilian Gives you Wings
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

1980's 1. The Octopus Knightmare
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

2. 17.h4!! 2 week study changes theory
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

3. Greatest Endgame Victory Ever?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

4. Madness allover
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

5.Greatest Simul Ever
Tal vs J Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

6. Karpov destroyed on his home turf
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

7. Nunn's Immortal
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

8. OFFbeat openings are best
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

9. Benko gambit destroyed part 2
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

10. Benko gambit destroyed part 1
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

11. Is this the finish of the decade?
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

12. Well! that must have been hurted
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

13. Tal like his past
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

14. Did Tal had the best intution
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

15. World Champion!!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

16. Passed pawns must be pushed
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

17. Can kaspy crack the queenside?
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

18. When knight on the Rim is not dim
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

19. Kasparov Double bishop sac brilliancy
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

20. These rooks are really strong
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

1970's 1.This was literally ahead of time
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

2. Larsen destroyed in his openings
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

3. Best by protest
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

4. RIP Dragon
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

5. Gufeld's Mona Lisa
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

6.As fierce as Bronstein
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

7. Squeezing at its peak
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

8. Not only players but the board was panic too
Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

9. IQP immortal
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

10. Why do you need a Bishop?
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

11. Talinin brilliancy
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

12. 2 Opposite poles never attract
Ljubojevic vs Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

13. GM Geller at his best
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

14. Vaganian's Immortal
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

15. Bobby: The GOAT? part 2
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

16. Fischer; the GOAT part 1
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

17. Oh Man!
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

18. When Knights attack
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

19. Well sometimes rooks are of no use
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

20. A genius strategy
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

1960 1. An hour of thinking made history
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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