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A Budapest Gambit Assault

  • invisible1
  • | Aug 21, 2007
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  • | 36 comments

The sacrifice of a queen in the course of a game is something all chess players would like to have a taste of. The opportunity does not come easy, but when it does, we're always too eager to play it. Just imagine yourself slamming your queen down on the board for the last time before it is removed, and then going on to avenge her with a vengeance. You would probably bask in the glory of that brilliant sacrifice for years to come!  

 

Well, for those who love attacking chess, or sac-ing queens for that matter, here's yet another beautiful piece for you to savour! This game, though probably not as fascinating as that of Topalov and Kramnik in the World Championship Match 2006, is definitely not one you should miss.  

 

In this game, Black, International Master Ashot Nadanian plays his pet opening the Budapest Gambit against Grandmaster Wu Shaobin and goes on to prove this "dubious" opening really does offer some really cool attacking chances! So, sit back, remember to open the movelist, and lets go!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the game as much as I have enjoyed annotating it! Look out for more of my Budapest games! Till then! (Just a note: for those who haven't read my article on the Most Exciting game of 2006, do go take a look! Its really worth your time!)

 

Tim Wee, Singapore 21/8/2007

Comments


  • 7 years ago

    invisible1

    Hmmm.. just a survey- What would you all like to see next? Another wild attacking game? Or a quiet positional, subtle game? Perhaps tactics? Or puzzles?

  • 7 years ago

    Royd

    its entertaining...
  • 7 years ago

    chessshirecat

    I wish I could play like that.  This game reminds me of the famous Tal brilliancy where he sacrifices his queen to similar, astonishing effect.  The position was much different, but my jaw dropped all the same.   :D

  • 7 years ago

    Nilesh021

    Wow that's one of the greatest upsets I've seen.

     

  • 7 years ago

    invisible1

    Nice to hear that Kira! All the best in your future Budapest endeavours! =)

  • 7 years ago

    chopra

    This was a good lesson of putting all your pieces in move, as soon as you can. After that surely you will have many good combinations to make a very good game. For me that was a little risky to sacrifice the Queen so early but it worked very well!

  • 7 years ago

    Kira_Eowyn

    thank u much for this article. i never knew this opening before and am quite excited to play this since i enjoy playing gambits..
  • 7 years ago

    invisible1

    Thanks all for your encouraging comments. Anyway, yeah tbirdbird is quite right. Even IMs can't really see that far away, for e.g. in this game calculating all the way to the end. In fact, if White played the most accurate moves, Black could only get a draw! So, its more of attacking instinct rather than pure massive calculation. Sometimes you just look at the position, "realize you have many pieces potentially attacking the opponent king" and then go in for the kill!
  • 7 years ago

    tbirdtird

    dazmonduck, the black player didn't need to see that many moves ahead there was no need to calcuate much.  All he had to do was realize that he would have four and potentially five of his pieces attacking the enemy king and even though white has some pieces in the area they are not "really" defending the king.  four (or five) pieces against a king MUST be good, as long as the enemy doesn't have anything in return, and I don't think he does.
  • 7 years ago

    matzleeach

    That game is a freak of nature...Love it!! thanks

  • 7 years ago

    dazmonduk

    makes you wonder...how many turns do they think ahead if he can see that Foot in mouthlol, im lucky if i know whos go it is
  • 7 years ago

    dyd1712

    I have never seen such a brilliant sacrifice victory--a great game!
  • 7 years ago

    Trickster

    Wow! cool game dude!
  • 7 years ago

    invisible1

    Finally! Hope you people enjoy this game!
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