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Dzindzi strikes!
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Roman Dzindzichashvili ('Dzindzi') had, especially in his youth, a very attractive playing style. He could set the board on fire from the most innocent looking positions. His games often culminate in flashy sacrifices seemingly coming out of the blue. But all these fireworks are based on solid positional grounds. So his games are entertaining and instructive at the same time, and deserve detailed study.

Winning by undeveloping his pieces to the own back rank
Dzindzichashvili vs Y Sakharov, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 1-0

Double exchange sac - his first triumph over a GM
Bondarevsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 0-1

Attack on the f-file with a problem-like finish
Dzindzichashvili vs A Zaitsev, 1965 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 34 moves, 1-0

From a level position to a murderous attack within a few moves
Dzindzichashvili vs Nikitin, 1966 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

Another miniature with problem-like finish
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Bishops of opposite colors are greatly in favor of the attacker
Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili, 1968 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

35. Bxh6!
Dzindzichashvili vs E Haag, 1969 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

Winning in 14 moves with the black pieces
K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

Positional exchange sac leading to a strong attack
A Bokuchava vs Dzindzichashvili, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 0-1

Another exchange sac, and a passed pawn combo
S Kagan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1976 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 0-1

Sacrificial play finally leading to an endgame win
Ruben Rodriguez vs Dzindzichashvili, 1976 
(A17) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Simply outplaying his opponent with the black pieces
M Fuller vs Dzindzichashvili, 1976 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Playing like Nimzo!
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Best endgame prize
Timman vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 64 moves, 0-1

Positional Queen sac!
Dzindzichashvili vs E Torre, 1977 
(E73) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Exploiting a blunder in difficult position
Dzindzichashvili vs J D Tisdall, 1977
(A06) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Beating the strong filipino in 21 moves
Dzindzichashvili vs E Torre, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Attacking on both wings - and a nice queen sac
Dzindzichashvili vs I Radashkovich, 1978
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Clever play on the Q-side quickly leading to a passed pawn
J Nikolac vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978
(E14) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

It looks so simple ... but Black is a strong GM!
Dzindzichashvili vs W Schmidt, 1978
(A05) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

23. Bd5! The d3-pawn was poisoned!
Dzindzichashvili vs Ribli, 1978
(A36) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Black queen in dire straits
Dzindzichashvili vs Speelman, 1978
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

15. c5!!
Dzindzichashvili vs H Westerinen, 1978
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Fireworks in a passed pawn combo
E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Destroying the hippo with ease - and a pure mate in the end
Dzindzichashvili vs B Feustel, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Great positional sacs - and precise execution in the end
Dzindzichashvili vs D Roos, 1979 
(A05) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

In the heat of the battle Larsen misses a draw by move 32
Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Tour de force
P Biyiasas vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

30. Ka4 was chessic suicide
Quinteros vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

O Dementiev vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972 
(B83) Sicilian, 61 moves, 0-1

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