Not something you’d often think about but…what is the best move ever played in the history of chess? You can find some suggestions, along with analysis, on YouTube. Take the following position, from Averbakh v Kotov in 1953 –
What did black play, and how did he win? Watch the video to find out! You can follow the suggested links at the end for similar videos. Averbakh, incidentally, is the oldest living Grandmaster, turning 90 last week – the same week as the second oldest (Svetozar Gligorić – 89 on 2 Feb) and third oldest (Mark Taimanov – 86 on 7 Feb) living GMs.