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Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich vs Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov
"Sham-Sacrifice" (game of the day Apr-27-2005)
Soviet Championship (1959), ?
Benoni Defense: Pawn Storm Variation (A66)  ·  1-0
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Annotations by Eric Schiller.      [184 more games annotated by E Schiller]

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Apr-28-05  underrated: weee!!! what about 9..bg7 (and how do you get the cool icons to show up when you post for the pieces?)
Apr-28-05  WorldChampeen: That's way cool how the White King runs into the Battlefield in this game and comes under heavy attack himself.
Apr-28-05  dbquintillion: Fun game. Not only the King walk, but also the way the bishop slowly meanders along the h2-b8 diagonal at the end of the game one move at a time.
Apr-28-05  PaulLovric: love the last annotation. did you not see it that way either.LOL
Apr-28-05  ughaibu: Fun annotations, my favourite is "Neither side has a castled king, though White need only bring his rook to the e-file and then retreat the kingt ot g1" as if that's some how easier than black only having to move the bishop then castle.
Apr-28-05
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The pins and counter-pins are great. Shamkovich wrote two of the best books on sacrificing ever--oddly enough, they were the same book. However, the original English edition was so shoddily produced and translated that several years later, a second edition was published. However, this otherwise superior work had a different collection of games! Therefore, for maximum benefit, I bought both. Good thing, too; they were my first introduction to that mad Tatar Nezhmetdinov.
Apr-28-05  Boomie: <underrated> 9...♗g7 10. ♘b5. Black's last chance for ♗g7 is on move 8. Put curly braces around notation to get the icons.
Apr-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <underrated> 1. At the top of the page links, click on "help." 2. Click on Question 9, "How do I put colors, links and chess symbols...?" 3. At the FAQ answer there, click on the blue highlighted "kibitzing tricks." There you will find a full page explanation for using {} to enclose your annotations for chess symbols along with other useful tips.
Apr-28-05  Granite: <ughaibu: Fun annotations, my favourite is "Neither side has a castled king, though White need only bring his rook to the e-file and then retreat the kingt ot g1" as if that's some how easier than black only having to move the bishop then castle>

Apparently it was. ;)

Apr-28-05  Saph: It's always nice to have the intuition to demolish your opponent. I assume. :P
Apr-28-05  Marvol: 15 ♕e2 or 15 ♖e1 does not make a difference does it?

At least as far as I can see every move thenceforth could be exactly the same for white (and for black, duh).

Apr-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: 20...♔xc7 21 ♘d5+,winning the queen

The bishop check wasn't a sac-it was a loan at shark rates!

Apr-28-05  Marvol: <kevin86: The bishop check wasn't a sac-it was a loan at shark rates!>

Just that if _I_ ever issue such loans, my opponent refuses to pay the intrest o/^

Apr-28-05  Ezzy: <dbquintillion: - Fun game. Not only the King walk, but also the way the bishop slowly meanders along the h2-b8 diagonal at the end of the game one move at a time.> Nicely spotted. the bishop is like a pacman, munching its way slowly along the diagonal towards blacks king! 9..a6 should be played to stop 10 Nb5! which should of been played, because it's crushing! 16...Be7? (16...Kd8 The last chance. 17.Ne4 Qg7 The only safe place for the queen. 18.Rhe1 g5 19.Nxg5 Bd6 20.Bxd6 Qxg5+ 21.Qg4 Qxg4+ 22.Kxg4 a6 23.Bxd7 Bxd7+ 24.Kf3) and black has major problems, but it was better than the game continuation. Great attacking game by the late great Leonid Shamkovich!!
Apr-28-05  Bishops r power: Not a very professional game, but its still quite good.
Apr-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <Ezzy> Good catch on the blunder 16...Be7? losing immediately to 17. d6, attacking the pinned piece.

Just completed a long look with Fritz 8 at the "last chance" try 16...Kd8!?, and it appears to be a win for White but not by much:

16... Kd8!? 17. Ne4! Qg7 18. Rhe1 g5 19. Nxg5 Bd6 20. Bxd6 Qxg5+ 21. Qg4 Qxg4+ 22. Kxg4 a6 (22... Nf6+ 23. Kh4 ) 23. Bxd7 Bxd7+ 24. Kf3 b6 25. Re7 Ra7 26. Kf2 Rb7 27. Rxf7 Bc8 28. Rf6 Rd7 29. Rd1 Bb7 30. Bf4 Bxd5 31.Rxb6 Rf8 32. g3 .

Apr-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Thank You NM Schiller for your excellent annotations. Well done!
Dec-19-06  CapablancaFan: Sometimes your king has to fight too. Here's an example.
Jun-12-07  sfm: <"Neither side has a castled king, though White need only bring his rook to the e-file and then retreat the kingt ot g1" as if that's some how easier than black only having to move the bishop then castle.> But the point is that this can't be done!
Mar-20-09  WhiteRook48: even 11...Ned7+ did nothing
Aug-05-09  WhiteRook48: 19...Qe6
Oct-07-10  sevenseaman: From where do they keep coming, one after another, such enterprising and beautiful games! Its a treasure trove.
Apr-22-11
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  OhioChessFan: <Ezzy> and <patzer> both suggested 16...Kd8 17. Nd4 Qg7 18. Rhe1 but my Fritz10 likes 18. Ng5 much better. Black is probably lost regardless.
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