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Best Chess Games Played in 2012

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Monday, 20 May 2013

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Every year Chess Pro publishes a list of the top games according to the opinion of world's leading grandmasters and journalists. Natalia Pogonina was a member of the panel of judges. Below you can find her votes and the official results:

Top-10 chess games in 2012 according to Natalia Pogonina:

1. Volokitin - Mamedyarov. I had very few doubts about the first place. This is a fantastic game.

2. Kramnik - McShane. I believe this was Kramnik's supreme masterpiece in 2012. A great example of a sacrifice of an exchange.

3. Carlsen - Caruana. Magnus is known for his remarkable endgame technique. This game is a living proof of how good he is.

4. Gelfand - Anand. Gelfand took full advantage of the light-squared bad bishop. The fact that this game way played in the WCC match adds to its importance.

5. Bodnaruk - Javakhishvili. A great game by Anastacia Bodnaruk. White sacrificed two rooks and slaughtered the Black king.

6. Gustaffson - Kramnik.  A wonderful journey of the a-pawn :)

7. Ivanchuk - Vachier-Lagrave. The sacrifice on d5 is standard, but it never gets old. Especially when accompanied by such a nice move as 26.g3.

8. Carlsen - Topalov. A wild duel with fireworks. I love replaying this game over and over again :)

9. Aronian - Morozevich. A lot of splendid games have been played at Tal Memorial, but I decided to pick this one. Both sides has their chances, but in the end Black prevailed.

10. Rodriguez - Veskovi. An impressive attack on the king.

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Comments (5)
1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 14:30 20 2013 .
Nice selection
Just added this to the links of my article "where to find the best chess games of all time":
2. Written by Zics on 21:17 20 2013 .
Nice selection
The translation destroys the games but great think for this list , the games are great
3. Written by Zics on 21:19 20 2013 .
Nice selection
The games are great but the translation isn't working well , Thanks for this list
4. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 08:33 22 2013 .
Nice selection
Thanks and now looking up each game.
5. Written by virdi1966 on 08:34 22 2013 .
Nice selection

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