Vote: Combination of the Year

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12/28/2019 – Another eventful chess year is behind us, with great events and tournaments, impressive personalities and fantastic chess games. Help us choose the player of the year, the female player of the year, the game of the year, the combination of the year and the endgame of the year in our annual ChessBase reader poll. Next up: the Combination of the Year...

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What was the combination of the year?

For each poll, our editorial team has provided a list of nominees. Even with a panel involved, these are of course a bit subjective. And since we have limited ourselves to six combinations, undoubtedly some readers may miss their favoured choice. Our shortlist is one of many possible, we know!

The nominees

ChessBase Magazine editor IM Oliver Reeh has selected six of the best combinations of the year. Make your selection below.

(The order of the games is arbitrary. After reviewing the combinations, you can vote at the end of the article.)

1) V. Artemiev vs Z. Hracek, European Championship, Skopje 2019


Vladislav Artemiev | Photo: Gu Xiaobing

2) J. Cuenca vs Anand Nadar, Gibraltar 2019


José Cuenca | Photo: Spanish Chess Federation

3) V. Gazik vs K. Bryzgalin, Pardubice 2019


Viktor Gazik | Photo: Amruta Mokal

4) I. Kovalenko vs V. Keymer, Bundesliga 2019


Igor Kovalenko | Photo: Amruta Mokal

5) E. Safarli vs M. Rodshtein, FIDE Grand Swiss Isle of Man 2019


Eltaj Safarli | Photo: Dominique Primel

6) P. Shuvalova vs A. Afonasieva, U18 World Ch. (Girls), Mumbai 2019


Polina Shuvalova | Photo: Niklesh Jain


What is your choice for the best combination of 2019?


Voting ends on 12/31/2019, at 22:00 UTC


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