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S Tsyndymeev vs Konstantin Kalashnikov
"Kalashnikov Assault" (game of the day Jun-02-2005)
RUS-ch54 sf Siberia (2001), Novosibirsk, rd 2, Apr-19
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E70)  ·  0-1



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  Benzol: Games in a similar vein

Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958,

Jorgen Nielsen vs Larsen, 1965,

R Beyen vs G Klompus, 1968

Jun-02-05  PaulLovric: thanks <benzol> and you are first too
Jun-02-05  notsodeepthought: Curiously, of the games cited by <Benzol>, Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 is the only one that has any kibitzing, the others are blank (as was this game before today). Partly it's because Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 may have been the "original" one for this or similar sacrifices, and partly, perhaps, because we are all a little biased towards Tal's games (understandably so).
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  Benzol: Actually the credit for bringing these games to general attention belongs to <drukenknight>, and it was he who also pointed out the original game that probably inspired those that followed namely: Zamikhovsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1956
Jun-02-05  iuventus: I'm sure 11 ... Nxd5 isn't sound if white doesn't play awful moves. What's wrong with 13 Rc1?
Jun-02-05  n30: <iuventus>: look at the 2nd game listed in <notsodeepthought>'s post.
Jun-02-05  backyard pawn: <notsodeepthought> Also the Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 is listed in Larry Evans' Modern Chess Brilliancies. Many of those games are compiled in <northernsoul>'s collection entitled, curiously enough, "modern chess brilliancies". Excellent collection.
Jun-02-05  farrooj: kalashnikov is a nice name, just rolls off the tongue..

really cool game, but the Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 one was more impressive

Jun-02-05  Seraph88: did black openly lose his queen on purpose?!..b/c if he did..this game was absolutely amazing..i cant believe how he came back..
Jun-02-05  hintza: Yes, of course he deliberately let White play 12.Qxa5. And yes, it's a nice game.
Jun-02-05  homersheineken: For us novices, what was the purpose behind sacrificing the queen?? to position the knight?
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  kevin86: It is rare in chess to see a queen overwhelmed by so many lesser pieces. Looks like the contrived ending in which four pieces can beat a queen,even without pawns.

The queen sac was so smooth,I missed it the first time!

Jun-02-05  pubs r us: BTW, today's pun should be "Kalash of the Titans"
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  Sneaky: <pun> "Kalashnikov Assault" was pretty funny too. The Automatic Kalashnikov, better known as the AK47, is the most popular assault rifle in the world. Those gun crazy Americans...
Jun-02-05  Chris00nj: <Sneaky: The Automatic Kalashnikov, better known as the AK47, is the most popular assault rifle in the world. Those gun crazy Americans...>

The AK47 was Russian. We have the M16, which is a far better rifle.

Jun-02-05  dac1990: I am an american and I blatantly oppose all guns in households. Sure, load up on all the weapons you can, you feel safe then for sure. For those who missed the sarcasm there, I, uh.. ...don't like guns.
Jun-02-05  aw1988: He does! He does like guns...!
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  patzer2: Black's 11...Nxd5!? is an interesting positional sacrifice, giving up the Queen for two pieces and a pawn, plus the initiative.

White could have defended better with 13. Rd3! cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nxc4 15. Qe1 Nc5 16. Rd1 Bd7 =. Still Black's sacrifice looks sound, offering Black a dangerous minor piece attack without too much risk.

Oct-12-11  Skakalec: <The AK47 was Russian. We have the M16, which is a far better rifle.>

But, you can't make a revolution with M16.

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