17 November, 2011

Suba - Raičević, 1985 : a wonderful combination

A chess game can sometimes be quite beautiful..

I wouldn't have thought of a Bishop sacrifice here...

13. Bxg6

...but it leads, eventually, to a Rook check here...
19. Rh7+

...and what a finish !

26. Bd6 Black Resigns

Now have the fun of working out what those last seven moves were.

What was the author's comment ?

" When you trust the dynamism of your position, you don't need to check all the tactical variations in order to play a sacrifice. Your opponent has to have his eyes everywhere, and this is an even more difficult task, if not an impossible one"