|May-07-05|| ||Poulsen: Great game - strangely enough without any kibitzing. 25.Rxd5! and 26.Rb5!! are key-moves to blacks downfall.|
|May-30-05|| ||tamar: Fantastic conception by Grefe with the two sacrifices. |
Najdorf smelled a rat and wisely sidestepped 25 Rxd5. But did he have to?
The first moves are obvious if he took 25...cxd5, but I had to resort to Shredder to find the 30th move
which tosses another piece into the fray.
26 Nxd5 Bg7
27 Nxg7 (27 Nf6 is just a draw after Bxf6)27...Kxg7
28 Nf6 h5
29 f5 Rh8
30 Nd7! Bxd7
31 Qf6+ Kg8
32 Kh2 and White's attack crashes through on g6 with either Rxg6+ or fxg6.
|May-30-05|| ||farrooj: Rxd5!Rb5! aiming to get the knight into the attack. Great tactic game by Grefe.
Thanks tamar for the analysis|
|May-30-05|| ||tamar: You should try your hand analysing 26 Rb5 <farrooj> (and by the way it was 24 Rxd5 I meant in the last post)The variations are very similar to the earlier sacrifice.|
Are there other games like this where a player insists on a sacrifice?
|Sep-15-06|| ||khense: < Tamar Player insists on a sacrifice
Best of all time: Steinitz vs Von Bartleben
Check it out on Chessgames.Com
|Sep-15-06|| ||Polak: It's rare to see a combination based on pawn c6, when black's king seems to be hidden safely on kingside. Who could suspect this? A brilliancy, though.|
|Sep-15-06|| ||PivotalAnorak: Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994|
|Sep-15-06|| ||chrisowen: Here white cracks the whip. Black's 6...0-0 is tamed and hoop trained.|
|Sep-15-06|| ||RandomVisitor: Black's last chance for counterplay seems to be 25...Nxc3 26.Bxb6 Ne2+ 27.Kh2 axb6 and the White attack is slowed.|
|Sep-15-06|| ||kevin86: Black does get two rooks for thequeen-but until the end,most of his pieces are in stasis. Black has virtually no moves and must suffer the indignity of having the bishop turn his q-side pawns to rubble.|
|Sep-15-06|| ||Phony Benoni: OK, OK, I know it may be analysis rather than a real game. But if you're talking about insistent sacrifices, you have to mention E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920|
|Sep-15-06|| ||keypusher: Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999|
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968
In both these games, White sacrifices one rook and then repeatedly offers the other.
|Sep-15-06|| ||RandomVisitor: After 25...Nxc3 26.Bxb6 Ne2+
1: J Grefe - Najdorf Miguel, Lone Pine op 1976
click for larger view
Analysis by Rybka 2.1c mp: 27-ply in progress
1. (-0.77): 27.Kh2 axb6 28.Nd6 Be7 29.Qg4 Nxg3 30.Qxg3 Bxd6 31.Rxd6 Rxa2 32.f5 Ng7 33.Qb3 Ra5
2. (-1.06): 27.Kh1 Nxg3+ 28.Nxg3 axb6 29.Rd6 Rxa2 30.Ne4 Bg7 31.Nf6+ Bxf6 32.exf6 Kh8 33.Qg3 Ra5
|Sep-20-06|| ||patzer2: Perhaps Najdorf could have had winning chances with 21... g6! 22. Qg4 Qc5+ 23. Rf2 Kh8 24. Nd6 Bxd6 25. exd6 Ng7 .|
Also I concur that Najdorf could have made a more even contest after <RV>'s suggestion of 25...Nxc3 26.Bxb6 Ne2+ .
Following the error 25...Qb4?, Grefe's surprise double attack 26.Rb5! wins the Queen as in the game or leads to mate.
|Sep-20-06|| ||patzer2: Actually, its probably more correct to state that 26. Rb5! either mates quickly or results in a mating attack after exchanging White's two Rooks for the Black Queen.|
|Sep-20-06|| ||patzer2: The deflection followup 31. f5! is noteworthy in how effectively it rips open the Black position for the completion of White's mating attack.|
|Aug-01-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here are both players' scoresheets: