Friday, October 5, 2012

Sacrifice Pieces?

How many pieces are you willing to sacrifice? In July 2002, a 12-year-old IM named Sergey Karjakin provided us one way to answer that question. In this tremendous 20-move miniature, Karjakin plays not just a chess game, but paints a work of art resplendent with multiple piece sacrifices and forcing lines. It highlights the boy's tactical genius and Fischer-like exploitation of not-so-obvious weaknesses. Frame it.

When this game was played in July of 2002, Karjakin was just 12 years of age. Just one month later, Karjakin would become the youngest Grandmaster ever at 12 years and 7 months exactly.

IM Sergey Karjakin vs IM Vasily Borisovich Malinin: "Kids Play the Darndest Things" (game of the day May-13-07) - Sudak UKR 2002 - Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45), Steinetz variation

[Event "Sudak UKR"]
[Site "It"]
[Date "2002.08.07"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Sergey Karjakin"]
[Black "V Malinin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "2523"]
[BlackElo "2434"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2002.08.02"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qh4 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Bxc3 8.
Nf5 Qxe4 9. Bd3 Qg4 10. f3 Qa4 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Nxg7 Kxg7 13. Bh6+ Kxh6 14.
Qd2+ Kh5 15. g4+ Nxg4 16. fxg4+ Qxg4+ 17. Kh1 d6 18. Rf6 Qg5 19. Be2+ Bg4 20.
Bxg4+ 1-0

Source :

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts