Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Single Greatest Chess Move of All Time

The greatest chess move of all time? Easy. It's when black after 1.e4 plays 1...c5.
You don't agree? Well, I don't think you are alone :) 
Then I have instead another candidate for the title: a move played in the game
Veselin Topalov - Alexei Shirov, Linares 1998.    

Position in the game after 47.Kh1-g1.  


The game at Chessgames.com 
Analysis by Mark Dvoretsky (page 2-3) at ChessCafe.com (pdf) 
A video at YouTube  

See also at Chessgames.com the game Alexei Shirov - Ulf Andersson, Biel 1991  

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I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978. I'm still enjoying playing chess. I like to do many other things than playing chess. Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!