Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played

Chess is a game of minds. Players with intelligent minds have clashed on the 8 by 8 board since medieval times. The players use their tricks to outwit their opponents within as less number of moves possible. Through out the years, Chess legends like Garry Kasparov, Vishwanathan Anand, Antony Karpov, Boris Spassky have amazed us with their spell bound moves. Let us take a look  our list of Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played.

Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played
Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played
Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played

10. HOWARD STAUNTON vs PIERRE SAINT-AMANT:

Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played
HOWARD STAUNTON vs PIERRE SAINT-AMANT

We start our list of Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played with this game. Considered as one  of the earliest official matches conducted in the 1800s, Howard Staunton  put up an exciting clash with Pierre Saint Amant. In a game of 30 moves, Staunton was ahead of his time, with a better understanding of the importance of activating pieces quickly which was revolutionary then. He crushed Amant to pieces still mostly asleep in their bed.

9. STEFAN LEVITSKY vs FRANK MARSHALL:

Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played
STEFAN LEVITSKY vs FRANK MARSHALL

The next game to come in our list of Top 10 Best Chess Games Ever Played was the clash of the titans. The Soviet champion versus the U.S. Champion was a worth while watch. Marshall was U.S. chess champion from 1909 to 1936, and one of the strongest players of his era. Stefan Levitsky was an equal competitor to Marshall. In a game of 23 moves, Marshall made a very bold move putting his queen open to capture by two separate pawns which forced Levitsky to resign immediately.

8. GARRY KASPAROV vs VESELIN TOPALOV:

GARRY KASPAROV vs VESELIN TOPALOV
GARRY KASPAROV vs VESELIN TOPALOV

Considered as the ‘Match of the Century’, The clash between Gary Kasparov and Veselin Topalov was a worthwhile match for viewers. The two former champions clashed in a game to proof their worth which lasted 44 moves. The game was an attacking one with both players going offensive right from the first move. Kasparov chasing Topalov’s King all over the board and Topalov removing important pieces of Kasparov’s the defense.

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