Essential Games By Brendan J. Norman So here we are again with the second installment of 10 Beautiful Games Every Chess Lover MUST See and you’re about to see the last 4 examples of chess art. These are also known as Easy Chess Games. Here’s number 4… 4. Short vs Timman, 1-0 Nigel Short ties up the black pieces until they are completely passive and then makes what is now a very famous march with his King to assist in the final checkmate. Timman resigns before the white king reaches h6. You’ll love this one. 3. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1-0 In this famous game, Kasparov plays one of the most famous rook sacrifices of all time with Rxd4!!, followed by another rook sacrifice and then chases his mighty opponent’s king, resulting in a huge win in material. 2. Kasparov vs Kramnik, 0-1 This game from Kramnik’s early days in the elite showcased his amazing attacking skill as he dismantles the World Champion with a beautiful series of sacrifices, tearing the white king’s defences apart. 1. Bird vs Morphy, 0-1 This is a game which as a teenager who was new to chess, took my breath away. I used to copy the moves of Morphy’s games into a special notebook and replay them over and over. I built a huge admiration for his combinative style of chess play, plus also improved my own tactical skill dramatically as a result of studying his games. When I seen this particular game, I was hooked to chess for life! #…Rxf2!!/…Qa3!!. So that is the list of 10 Beautiful Games Every Chess Lover MUST See and I’m sure you would agree that these were excellent examples, right? There are countless other examples, but these 10 are some of my favourites that I wanted to share with you and I hope you enjoyed them as I did years ago when I was improving as a chessplayer. What are you favourites of all time? Let me know!