Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mikhail Gurevich vs Sang Cao
6th European Individual Championship (2005), Warsaw POL, rd 12, Jun-30
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  0-1


explore this opening
find similar games 1,290 more games of M Gurevich
sac: 25...Rb1+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-08-08  Tomlinsky: Two consecutive tactical oversights by Gurevich after 23...Na4. He underestimates the weakness of his back-rank by not immediately exchanging queens and instead plays 24.Nd4 allowing the combination for advantage starting with 24...Bxd4. He then recaptures with the Rook instead of the Queen, which must have come as an unexpected bonus to Sang Cao, and it's goodnight Vienna. Very nicely played.
Jan-08-08  Jim Bartle: Holy Cao, the Fat Lady Sang!
Feb-04-09  KingG: Couldn't White have played 14.Ne1, with the idea Nc2, instead? A bit like in Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2008.
Oct-06-11  Shams: After <27...Qxa1>:

click for larger view

In the game White played <28.Re4> and resigned a few moves later. He could have won two pieces for a rook: 28.Qxe7 Qxd4 29.Qxe8+ Kg7 30.Qxa4:

click for larger view

...which looks much better than the previous diagram until you note how fast Black's c-pawn is. 30...Qxg4+! 31.Bg2 Qxe2 and if 32.Qxa6 Qd1+ and 33...c3 0-1. Line pointed out by Andrew Martin.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
+++ Accepted. Fianchetto
from Benko Gambit [Black] by chess.master
Chess Success : Planning After the Opening
by smarticecream
A very experienced 2600 crushed in the Benko
from Games which deserve more notice by Manic
A58 0-1 34
from Green Tea and Toast for Fredthebear's Ghost by fredthebear
6 aceito 7.g3
from Gambito Benko by Capoani
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 Bxa6 6.Nc3 d6 7.g3
from The ABC of the Benko Gambit by KingG
Chess Success _ McDonald
by stevehrop
Precise black game
from A58_Benko Gambit Accepted_Fianchetto Variation by Vicentin

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC