Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Gert Ligterink vs John Nunn
Marbella Zonal Final Group (1982), Marbella ESP, rd 6, Feb-27
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Hastings Defense (A63)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 3 more G Ligterink/Nunn games
sac: 16...Ng4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-31-07  ChessDude33: Is this Q-sac sound?
Dec-31-07  test 10: <chessdude33> yep ,look at the control all over the board of the black .white have no answer for the black pawns looks sound to me... mind over matter looks the case here+position.
Dec-31-07  Doktorn: Can we get a Rybka-line, please?

Those positional sacs is usually way over my head. And this is no exception. Why not 18.Qd2? What does 18.Ne2 accomplish?

Jan-02-08  ChessDude33: <Doktorn> I believe the idea of Ne2 was to prevent Bd4+ bringing whites king toward the center. My guess is white didn't want his king on f1.

<test 10> Thank you! Though I'm still not throughly convinced. Perhaps a second opinion or as Doktorn said some computer analysis would bring light to this?

Jul-28-08  ToTheDeath: A sound queen sacrifice. The bishop on g5 is out on a limb. Indeed Rybka only gives White a small plus after 18.Ne2, except it prefers the immediate 18...Bxb2.
Mar-02-11  hedgeh0g: Remarkable Queen sac. The speed at which Black's pieces spring to life afterwards is pretty astonishing.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

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: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

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.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Spectacular queen sacrifices
by obrit
Nunn -q sac
from test 10's favorite games by test 10
Power of passed pawns
from Modern Benoni by AdolfoAugusto
pure queen sacrifices
by Baby Hawk
Power of passed pawns
from Modern Benoni by KingG
Nunn & Griffiths: Secrets of Grandmaster Play
by pawn to QB4
Nunn & Griffiths: Secrets of Grandmaster Play
by yiotta
queen sac for pressure on benoni XD
from SACRIFICE!!! by lightbishop c5e6
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Nimzophile
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Olanovich
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by koinonia
pure queen sacrifices
by ughaibu
A nice win by black by a Q~sac
from benoni and benko gambit by mathlover
Spectacular queen sacrifices
by Retarf
Game 330
from # Chess Informant Best Games 301-400 by Qindarka
Mikhail Tal and The Benoni Defense
by TheUltraSharpeII

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC