The 10 Best Moves Of All Time

The 10 Best Moves Of All Time

TigerChess
Sep 29, 2015, 12:00 AM |
15 | Amazing Games

Lists... Everybody loves list! You couldn't ask for a better list as GM (IM at the time) Sam Shankland takes you on a video tour of his personal top 10 moves of all time. In a diverse collection, you will see brilliant attacking thrusts, stunning defensive resources, and calculated endgame precision. Revisit the boundless creativity that made you fall in love with chess!

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The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #10 Shankland's first choice is a lesser known victory as he shows a dashing King's Indian game in which GM Ilia Smirin sacrifices a piece for compensation that is not immediately apparent. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #9 You couldn't ask for a better stage for this next move as GM Vladimir Kramnik presses GM Viswanathan Anand in a topical Slav until Anand finds a devastating defensive and counter-attacking combination. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #8 #8 has been famously first on multiple previous lists of the greatest moves. See what everyone is talking about as GM Alexei Shirov finds an incredible only move to win in this opposite-colored bishop endgame.  (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #7 Kramnik comes back from #9 with a stunning move that even the computers don't understand.  (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #6 We have another visit from Kramnik and Shirov as Shirov finds an incredible way to create counterplay in a desperate position. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #5 In a grandmasterly duel, GM Mikhalevski pushes his opponent, GM Stefansson, to the limit with a stunning move. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #4 In the Game of the Millenium, World Champion Kasparov obliterates Topalov with a series of moves that might each merit a place on this list. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #3 Number three on Shankland's list is so beautiful that the Chess.com archives could no longer contain it. We apologize Cry

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #2 Never has "Checkmate wins the game." so encapsulated the play as in this game in which Anand surrender nearly everything to chase down GM Sergey Karjakin's king. (Intermediate | Advanced)

The 10 Best Moves of All Time: #1 There have never been higher stakes than in this final game of the World Championship match between Kasparov and GM Anatoly Karpov as Kasparov finds a magnificent positional conception to nullify Karpov's attack. (Intermediate | Advanced)

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