The Best Chess Game Of All Time Tournament
What is the best chess game of all time?

The Best Chess Game Of All Time Tournament‎

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We want to know your opinion! Which is the best game in history?

We are pleased to announce Chess.com's "Best Chess Game" tournament. We've identified 16 of the greatest and most acclaimed games ever and seeded them into our tournament bracket.

Every other day, we'll post a new battle on our social media pages, and YOU have to vote for the game that you think is best. We'll tally the votes and update our bracket here. Stay tuned to see the entire tournament progress!

How can I take part?

Easy! We're going to post, every two days, a battle on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at 9 a.m. Pacific Time / 18:00 Central European Time. If you want to vote, just follow the instructions in the battle and cast a vote with a like, retweet, or share. Votes will be tallied when the next battle is posted, and the winning game will advance to the next round in the tournament.

Easy, right?

Pairings:

Round of 16:

  • Byrne-Fischer vs. Botvinnik-Tal (April 28)

  • Paul Morphy-Consultants vs. Short-Timman (April 30)

  • Anderssen-Kieseritzky vs. Botvinnik-Capablanca (May 2)

  • Aronian-Anand vs. Lasker-Thomas (May 4)

  • Kasparov-Topalov vs. Carlsen-Ernst (May 6)
  • Polugaevsky-Nezhmetdinov vs. Steinitz-Von Bardeleben(May 8)
  • Rotlewi-Rubinstein vs. Bogoljubov-Alekhine (May 10)
  • Karpov-Kasparov vs. Larsen-Spassky (May 12)
What is the BEST chess game ever?

Quarterfinals:

  • Byrne-Fischer vs. Morphy-Allies (May 14)
  • Botvinnik-Capablanca vs. Aronian-Anand (May 16)
  • Kasparov-Topalov vs. Polugaevsky-Nezhmetdinov (May 18)
  • Bogoljubov-Alekhine vs. Karpov-Kasparov (May 20)

Semifinals

  • Byrne-Fischer vs. Aronian Anand (May 22)
  • Kasparov-Topalov vs. Karpov-Kasparov (May 24)

Final:

  • Aronian-Anand vs. Karpov-Kasparov (May 28)

Which games are competing?

Here is the games list with all the masterpieces (with a link to our analysis board) to decide the BEST game.

If you have any questions or doubts, please, post comments here.

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