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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Vugar Gashimov vs Jan Smeets
"Vugar Display of Power" (game of the day Jan-02-2011)
Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2010), Nice FRA, rd 8, Mar-21
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 2 more V Gashimov/J Smeets games
sac: 30.Rxg7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  jon01: Nice attack from Gashimov. 30. Rxg7+! Kxg7 31. Rg3+ Kh7 32. f6! is simple and beautiful.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: most painful
Jan-02-11  PeterThePatzer: Could someone please explain why 22...Nd5 would not work for black in this game? Did black miss this line because it was a rapid game, or did these two grandmasters see something which I am missing?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Judging from Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009, 14...Nxb5 is an attempted improvement. Black may have to go back to the drawing board.

Looks like 15...Kd8 could have been answered by 16.Bf4 Qxd1 17.Raxd1+, winning a piece.

Right at the end, after <32...Nxg6>:

click for larger view

33.Rxg6 is very tempting, with lines like 33...Qd1+ 34.Rg1+ Qxc2 35.Rg7#. But 33.Qxd7 is probably more precise. Alas, the pros usually prefer the best move to the fancy dazzler.

Jan-02-11  ounos: 22. ...Nd5 23. Qxb7, I guess
Jan-02-11  redorc19: Why not 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Rxe4 with a pawn up?
Jan-02-11  BobCrisp: 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Rxe4 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nxd4 regains the pawn and equality reigns.
Jan-02-11  tommy boy: PanterA!
Premium Chessgames Member
  hedgeh0g: Are you talkin' to me?
Are you talkin' to me?
Jan-02-11  Llawdogg: Brilliant rook sacrifice. It is nice to see beauty in such a recent game.
Jan-02-11  WhiteRook48: nice game of Gashimov
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I can't wait for this year's Amber tournament.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: RE-SPECT, WALK
Jan-02-11  Gersch: How come vugar has 2740 if his profile says his highest rating was 2733?
Premium Chessgames Member
  kudubux: Thank you for accepting my submitted GOTD pun.

The pun is a reference to Vulgar Display of Power, the 6th studio album of heavy metal band Pantera.

Premium Chessgames Member
  swr: Great pun, long live Dime ;)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Dimebag Darrell> One of the greatest shredders of all time, if not the greatest.
Jan-03-11  tommy boy: From where the pun is taken -
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Pantera's WALK, not for the feint of heart:

Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Oops,the knight is pulled from the rook-and the castle is lost.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Even in the final position white has an attack.
Premium Chessgames Member
  RcfM: I have submitted the pun for this game 3 years ago as <kudubux>.

The pun served right: fusing a song title from a favorite heavy metal band with a game of one of my favorite modern chess players.

R.I.P. Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov! A big loss to the 64 square game, indeed he was. I've always liked his games--- a chess artist of another sort, if you'd compare him to the likes of Ivanchuk, Morozevich, etc.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, 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, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

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, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: RAPID (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) 1-0 e-file flame
from Phillies Open Flame Games by fredthebear
shakman's favorite games - 3
by shakman
Vugar display of power
from Nova's favorite games by Nova
by pink gorilla
Weird Gambit Idea in Petrov's Defense
from sorokahdeen's Intriguing Games by sorokahdeen
JohnO.O's favorite games part 3
by JohnO.O
Vugar Display of Power
from JonathanJ's favorite games 4 by JonathanJ
Game ID: 1578369 (order of The Gossage-Vardebedian Papers)
from Special Games Part 5 by Brit
Vugar Display of Power
from marwanredman123's favorite games 5 by marwanredman123
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) 1-0 e-file flame
from P Ds to Open Flame Games by fredthebear
January 2: Vugar Display of Power
from Game of the Day 2011 by Phony Benoni
Vugar Gashimov`s Selected Games
by Jafar219
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation
from seÁme partiler by deniznba

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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC