Welcome everyone for Part II of the King's Gambit series! In case you haven't seen Part I, you can get to it by following this link if you wish!
A note to readers: This series on the King's Gambit is intended to provide an overview of the opening and a glimpse into the exciting and artisitc positions of the opening. If you're interested in the dense theory of every variation, feel free to check out chesspub or contribute some independent analysis!
Anyways, this next game was played by GM Alexei Shirov, a very talented tactician and a part-time practitioner of the King's Gambit. In this game, he sacrifices two pieces and two three pawns on his way to a stunning and beautiful rout of his opponent. Full annotations are provided.