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Igor N Khmelnitsky vs Alexandre Dgebuadze
Ruse (Bulgaria) (1989)
Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Sherzer Variation (B22)  ·  1-0

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Jul-18-14  estrick: Khmelnitsky sacrificed a knight on move 18, which got him a steam roller in the center. He declined to recoup the sacrificed piece three moves later when he could have played 21.d6, forking Black's queen and bishop. On move 27 he sacked a second piece, and the game was soon over.

The win in this game resulted in Khmelnitsky obtaining a clear first place in the tournament.

-Khmelnitsky, "Chess Exam and Training Guide" pp. 299-300

His opponent, Dgebuadze, who was only 18 at the time this game was played, would go on to win the Georgian Championship the following year, and become a Grandmaster in 2000.

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