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

Wang Hao vs Artyom Timofeev
Russia - China Match (2007), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Aug-21
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Wang Hao/A Timofeev games
sac: 12.Rxe6 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.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-07  THE pawn: Ouch, very brutal exchange sacrifice.
Sep-01-07  coastalferg: interestingly this exchange sacrifice has occured only once before in the database and wang hao was playing the blacks, guess this game made an impression on him M Vachier Lagrave vs Wang Yue, 2006
Sep-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: His mind probably played 24..Nc4 followed by 25..Nf6 but his hand reversed them.
Sep-02-07  Manic: <IMlday> Ian Rogers says after 24...Nc4 25.Qg5 Nf6 26.Nh4 is winning. Perhaps he wanted to try and stop the attack by sacrificing, or he missed 26.Nxf6
Sep-02-07  Kwesi: <coastalferg> aren't Wang Hao and Wang Yue two different people?
Sep-03-07  notyetagm: <Kwesi: <coastalferg> aren't Wang Hao and Wang Yue two different people?>

Yes, Wang <Yue> was the victim of the MVL novelty while Wang <Hao> employed that same novelty here to defeat Timofeev in a very one-sided game.

Sep-03-07  notyetagm: 27 ♕a5-d2! is a lovely move, preparing the <PAWN FORK> d4-d5 if Black takes the White e6-bishop. That is, 27 ... ♖e7x♗e6? runs into 28 ♖e1x♖e6 ♕d6x♖e6 29 d4-d5 and the White d5-pawn <FORKS> the Black c6-rook and e6-queen. Note that the attempt to get out of the <PAWN FORK> by <PINNING> the White d5-pawn to the White d2-queen fail because the White f3-knight <DEFENDS> the White d2-queen so that the White d5-pawn is =not= obligated to <BLOCK> the d-file.

So even though the White e6-bishop is attacked three(!) times (Black e7-rook, d6-queen, and c6-rook) and defended only once(!) (White e1-rook), Black cannot(!) capture it because he will make a <PAWN FORK ALIGNMENT> if he does! It's just like NM Heisman says, chess is not just counting.

I call this concept <DEFENSE BY MISPLACEMENT> and here Wang Hao provides a perfect example of this tactical idea: if Black captures the White e6-bishop, then he has created an <ALIGNMENT> for a <PAWN FORK> which loses material; hence the White e6-bishop is taboo and cannot be captured.

Sep-03-07  notyetagm: This is really a beautifully played game by Wang Hao, especially tactically.

Notice in particular that after 25 ... b7-b6, threatening the White a5-queen, Wang Hao (White) ignores the threat to his queen and plays the strong <ZWISCHENZUG> 26 ♘d5x♘f6!, making a stronger threat than the one that Black just made with his b-pawn push.

The obvious point of 26 ♘d5x♘f6! is that 26 ... b6xa5?? 27 ♘f6x♖e8+ followed by 28 ♘e8x♕d6 will leave White two pieces(!) ahead.

Wonderful tactical alertness by Wang Hao.

Sep-03-07  notyetagm: 27 ♕a5-d2!, protecting the White e6-bishop indirectly by threatening the <PAWN FORK> d4-d5, is the best example I have ever seen of the tactical concept of <DEFENDED BY <MISPLACEMENT>; that is, the opponent cannot capture a piece (it is =taboo=) not because his capturing piece will become <LOOSE> but because his capturing piece will make some kind of <ALIGNMENT> (here a <PAWN FORK ALIGNMENT>) if it goes ahead with the intended capture.
Sep-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: 24..Nf6? loses a piece and is quite hopeless. After 24..Nc4 (box) 25.Qg5 Nf6 26.Nh4 Qxe6 (box)27.Rxe6 Rxe6 favours White, but not necessarily decisively. At least the material is 2♖s vs ♕+p which is a big improvement on being down a piece. In any case, a good game illustrating that fortune does favour the bold.
Sep-07-07  coastalferg: <kwesi> lol yes i suppose they are ok so this exchange sac only happens when wang's are playing
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: 26. Nxf6 is great, I think I would have clumsily moved my Q back had I not seen this game
Oct-23-19  Dave12: <coastalferg: interestingly this exchange sacrifice has occured only once before in the database and wang hao was playing the blacks, guess this game made an impression on him M Vachier Lagrave vs Wang Yue, 2006> MVL used this idea again against Ding Liren's Caru Kan M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013
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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
26.Nxf6 (ignores ...bxQa5)
from 664 ART Zwischenzug - Zwischen-Zugart by whiteshark
4.
from Castle by ipap
25 - b7-b6 threatens White a5-queen but 27 Nd5xNf6! is a bigger
from Zwischenzug: Equal or Stronger Threats (ESTs) by notyetagm
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack.
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by Patca63
shakman's favorite games - 4
by shakman
Wang Hao' s Best Games
by RKR25
12. Rxe6! Nice Exchange Sac and finish
from ex0duz's memorable games by ex0duz
The Exchange Sacrifice
by Benzol
White e6-bishop taboo: 27 - Re7xBe6? makes pawn fork alignment
from Defended by MISPLACEMENT by notyetagm
martinsaw's favorite games
by martinsaw
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack.
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by MKD
Exchange sacrifices
by outplayer
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack.
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White Compiled by MKD by fredthebear


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