In the last list of the top Chess players we published, we went over the best English Chess players. Now in this article, we’re going through the best Chess moves of all time.
When discussing the top Chess moves in the history of Chess, what people are usually saying is that the move was unexpected, and gives a massive advantage, thus becoming a great move. Some of these moves aren’t necessarily the best move, but rather the most unexpected move, in addition to being correct. So when it is the correct move, it comes with a shock factor.
Best Chess Moves of All Time
Salomon Flohr vs Efim Geller – 1949
This game took place at the USSR Championship in 1949 toward at the end of Flohr’s career. Both players in the top 15 in the world, but 45 years apart in age.
Stockfish vs AlphaZero – 2017
In this game, we look at two of the best Chess engines, Stockfish and AlphaZero, go head to head over the board. AlphaZero plays a brutal move and then goes on to crush Stockfish in this game, which was one of the first games ever between the two engines.
Martin Ortueta Esteban vs Jose Sanz Aguado – 1933
This is one of the more famous examples that’s mentioned in conversations about the best moves ever seen in Chess. In this game, we go to Spain in 1933. Jose Sanz Aguado with the Black pieces plays a shocking move against Martin Ortueta Esteban with the White pieces and White resigns a few moves afterward.
Vladas Mikenas vs David Bronstein – 1965
At the USSR Championship in 1965, this game was played between Vladas Mikenas and David Bronstein.
Robert James Fischer vs Pal Benko – 1963
In 1963, Pal Benko played this game in the US Championship against one of the best Chess players of all time, Bobby Fischer.
Walter Browne vs Arthur Bisguier – 1974
In 1974 at the US Championship, this game made history with one of the best moves ever in Chess.