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The Best Chess Games of 2019

The Best Chess Games of 2019

What were the best chess games of 2019? IM Daniel Rensch demonstrates the five most amazing games of the year, as voted on by the chess.com team!

  • The Best Chess Games Of 2019: #5

    What were the best chess games of 2019? IM Daniel Rensch kicks off the top-five countdown with this beautiful attacking game where both sides' kings were under heavy fire. Find out why this game was voted by the Chess.com staff as one of the best of the...

    • 13 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Best Chess Games of 2019: #4

    IM Kassa Korley unleashed deep opening preparation to refute a common variation in the Queens' Gambit. Check out how he kept sacrificing his way to a big upset victory.

    • 13 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Best Chess Games of 2019: # 3

    We have all seen Grandmasters sacrifice material to start an attack. Have you ever seen someone sacrifice two rooks for just a few dangerous pawns? That's what GM Ivan Šarić did in a game against IM Aydin Suleymanli.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Best Chess Games of 2019: # 2

    One of the most exciting players of 2019 was GM Danil Dubov. This game was his most spectacular of 2019 and Danny's personal pick for the game of the year!

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Best Chess Games of 2019: # 1

    The best game of 2019 was an amazing upset victory by GM Murali Karthikeyan against the prodigy Alireza Firouzja. It's not often you can play a fully sound queen sacrifice in the first ten moves and beat a Super-Grandmaster!

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
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