Here’s a fun exercise for a chess seminar that used recently. Give your class five games and ask them to play through them and identify which is which. The idea is to foster an interest in chess history, openings that were used at different times and the style of play of different players. Above all it might get students playing through games which is a great way to improve.
The games below are Karpov – Kasparov (1985), (Anderssen – Kieseritsky (1851), Kramnik – Anad(2008) and Short – Kasparov (1993). There is also a lesser known game just to make things more interesting. Which is which? I’ll identify them next week and show how it might have been figured out.