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Learn to Attack! Part Two

  • GM Gserper
  • | Jun 9, 2013
  • | 14520 views
  • | 45 comments

Today we will analyze one of the most remarkable games of Rashid Nezhmetdinov where the deadly attack against the black king appeared almost from nowhere! Also at the end, as an added bonus, you'll learn a typical tactical pattern.

(The game is given as a quiz. Please remember that you can always replay the whole game from the first move if you click "Solution" and then "Move list".)

The position looks relatively quiet, so how can White start an attack against the black king?


Yes, the queen sacrifice was unbelievable, but Black has managed to protect the key f6 square and it looks like the worst is over for him. Can you find the idea that greatly enhances White's attacking potential? (Hint: we discussed this idea last week!)


Yes, just like in the game that we discussed last week, the rook lift adds ammo to White's attack and the first line of Black's defense (the f6 pawn) falls! How should White continue his attack?


Now find one of the most difficult moves in the whole attack. White is down a lot of material and yet he played a beautiful quiet move!

Yes, the Bc3 was the main personage of White's whole concept and therefore Black was about to eliminate it by Rxc3. The quiet move played by Nezhmetdinov keeps the bishop alive!

Finally, we come to the fun part! Find the final combination that wins the game.


If you found the final combination, then it will be a piece of cake for you to play better in the next position than the great Alekhine in one of his World Championship Match games:


Believe me or not, but the genius of combinations, Alexander Alekhine, missed this simple combo and played 26.Bb2?. His opponent gave him a second chance by playing 26...Bc6??, but Alekhine returned the favor and played 27.a3?? and at the end the game was drawn!

I hope, my dear readers, that you already noticed one typical feature of Nezhmetdinov's attacks: as a rule, he used all his pieces to hunt his opponent's king! Analyze any attacking game of Alekhine, Tal or Kasparov and you'll see that this simple technique helped them to annihilate even well defended kings. 

To be continued...


Comments


  • 8 months ago

    titust

    nice!

  • 10 months ago

    1ndio

    romantic !!!

  • 10 months ago

    soumitra13

    nice

  • 10 months ago

    Cheeerio

    "Nezhmetdinov's Best Games of Chess" by Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Caissa Editions 2000, 182pp. Translated from Russian by Karen Taylor.

  • 10 months ago

    gazzar38

    Nezhmetdinov is an unrecognised genius of attack - one of the few players with a plus score against Tal.

    Is there a book devoted to his games?

  • 10 months ago

    berrychess

    It needs guts to sacrifice a queen like that against someone who knows how to play

  • 10 months ago

    alex28_s

    i never saw something like that, definetly he is something..

  • 10 months ago

    mobidi

    ...i think ,in atack- he was better than many extra gm-he was greate atacker-like Janovsky or Spielmann.

  • 10 months ago

    the_maurish

    that queen sac was waaay better than the one that Fisher did, this is genius

  • 10 months ago

    skewerman

    can GM do more this type of article

  • 10 months ago

    Newba

    I think they were all modest.

  • 10 months ago

    Nandeyo13

    I often hear things about Karpov, Kasparov, Carlsen etc., but I did not know that there was a player like Nezhmetdinov. Why is he not so famous?

  • 10 months ago

    Morph_Matrix

    Nezhmetdinov must practice sacrificing the queen by the 9th move on every game... That was too genius.

  • 10 months ago

    quandry00735

    Thank you for an excellent article!

  • 10 months ago

    floydie

    I will only try that queen sacrifice if I'm playing against a novice.  Great article, by the way.

  • 10 months ago

    Commander-Zero

    Very brilliant indeed

  • 10 months ago

    wcrimi

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    wcrimi

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    wcrimi

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  • 10 months ago

    wcrimi

    In the first puzzle I can see how white has a nice attack in motion, but I don't see an automtaic win there and black still has a Queen. Is a Bishop and Knight plus better position a big advantage over the Queen?  What am I missing?  

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