|Oct-16-06|| ||virginmind: wow! who said the good old romantic chess days are gone? incredible attack by nisipeanu, and at this level! it's true that gheorghiev did some blunders in this game. he started in a pawn grabbing mood, then beginning with move 16 all worsened up for him...|
great game nisipeanu!
|Jan-25-07|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes - great tactical battle. Interesting opening|
|Feb-03-07|| ||mormonchess: Wow indeed. I just went through the game on my chessbase. I must say, Nisipeanu was extraordinarily brave here. I shall have my Junior 9 analyze this.|
|Mar-10-07|| ||TheBB: Yup... That's a pawn center.|
|Apr-20-07|| ||TommyC: Helluva battle! A really gutsy and inventive attack by Nisipeanu. Great to see an old, forgotten opening resurfacing successfully at GM level too.|
|Apr-20-07|| ||kellmano: I'll add my voice to the general clamour of approval. Really rate the way black's pawns did such a good job of protecting the centre of the board. White did not get a sniff of an attack, and so black could attack at his own chosen speed.|
|Aug-21-07|| ||paavoh: This game is analyzed in depth in Chess Informant, available at Chess Cafe. Take a look!|
|Sep-01-07|| ||notyetagm: This game won coveted Chess Informant Best Game Prize for Informator #98.|
<The former European Champion, L. D. Nisipeanu, achieved such an exceptional victory against Kiril Georgiev at the European Team Championship that it was voted as the best game of volume 98 by the Chess Informant jury.
Although playing as black, the Romanian grandmaster sacrificed a knight early in the game (15…Nf2!) and began a direct attack on the white king. After just several more moves, Nisipeanu reinforced the pressure with the extraordinary 20…Bh2!!, cutting off the white king’s escape route. The further tactical strokes 21…Qc7! and 24…c4! completely destroyed White’s defenses and gave Nisipeanu a beautiful victory.>
So the Chess Informant article singles out 15…♘f2!, 20…♗h2!!, 21…♕c7!, and 24…c4! as outstanding tactical strokes.
|Sep-01-07|| ||apple pi: Those were the real eye-catching moves. I never really did understand 20...Bh2 until just now, thanks <notyetagm> for your post! 15...Nxf2 shows enormous forsight and confidence, I would never make such a bold move without a clear line! Awesome attacking play.|
|Sep-27-08|| ||allin: 15...Nxf2!!!! 20...bh2!!!! brilliant game by nisi|
|May-12-13|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Surprised this gem isn't more well-known.|