Last few days have been great for chess. Lots of tournaments from all over the world and great games played by several strong Grandmasters all over the world made very difficult to pick only three ‘’best games’’. However, we did a very nice selection and we hope you enjoy it.
Richard Reti was one of the top players in 1910s and 1920s. In New York 1924 tournament he played 1.Nf3 d4 2.c4 (aka Reti Opening) to defeat the World Champion Jose Capablanca. That was Capablana’s first defeat in 8 years! Reti have set a record by playing 29 simultaneous games blindfolded. Reti is also a […]
Queen is by far the strongest chess piece. Losing a queen on any level typically means losing a game. But what if you have not one, but two queens? Does it mean that you are actually winning the game? You would think so, but ironically in some games having more than a single queen is […]
The first game we selected for this week’s edition of the 3 best games was played in the super-strong Norway Chess tournament and features an instructive win of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen over Ukrainian GM Pavel Eljanov. Even though the game was for most of the time equal, Carlsen kept putting pressure on his […]
This is our first selection for this section. Nakamura showed a very nice opening idea in the semi slav with 5.g3 and put a lot of pressure on black’s position early in the game. The game is very instructive as it shows the value of development and the compensation for a pawn that white had […]
This is an incredible game by the young Chinese star. Although the sacrifices are all typical in the sharp Najdorf with 6.Bg5, it is still nice to see them played in an over the board game. Black simply chose the wrong variation to play against Wei Yi and lost in the most painful way.
Our first game from this week’s selection was played in the recently finished Aeroflot Open, one of the strongest open tournaments in the world. GM Vladimir Potkin defeated the young Chinese promise We Yi in a critical anti Grunfeld variation. White plays with his king in the center and at first sight it looks risky, […]
For this week’s edition we have chosen three attacking games that have a nice tactical finish. The first one was played by the American Grandmaster Gata Kamsy in Cappelle la Grande. He used his favorite weapon when playing with white, the London System.