The Most Important Chess Games Of All Time?

  • #1

    What are the most important chess games of all time? Which games are we meant to study from all the great games in Chess history?

    If there was to be a textbook of the most influential games of chess ever played which games would it contain?

    Does this textbook exist; annotated and discussed?

  • #2

    The Mammoth book comes pretty close in terms of breadth.  Of course, based on your level, there are some games that can teach you more than others.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mammoth-Worlds-Greatest-Chess-Games/dp/0786705876

  • #3

    I think there are a myriad of essential/influential games.

    500 Master Games of Chess is another great collection, and a big favorite of mine it's so entertaining.

  • #4
    goldendog wrote:

    I think there are a myriad of essential/influential games.

    500 Master Games of Chess is another great collection, and a big favorite of mine it's so entertaining.


     Alas, many years ago I mislaid my copy of 500 Master Games. I have read that the English IM and chess teacher Michael Basman intends to revamp into Algebraic 200 Master Games by Du Mont. Give it a new audience and in particular to juniors.

  • #5
    Shivsky wrote:

    The Mammoth book comes pretty close in terms of breadth.  Of course, based on your level, there are some games that can teach you more than others.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mammoth-Worlds-Greatest-Chess-Games/dp/0786705876


     I have this book and I enjoy dipping into it. I particularly enjoy the introductions to each game; a brief introduction to each player and the context of the game.

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