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Did you study a lot about using pawn structure through your chess career? I know pawns can promote, but you sacrificed pieces and had 7 pawns, while b had mostly pieces and you cut your way toward the king nicely, completely contradicting the idea of the value of pieces.
Is sacrificing the knight on f7 the best move(with biggest compensation) in any game? W prevents b from castling making it take longer to bring out the rooks. Also, f2 is the same for b, but w going first usually gets to castle before b get's the chance to take advantage of the weakness.
I'm surprised an IM allowed the knight to get to f7. Would Kh6 been better than Ke7, since the Ke7 seems to just block the a3-f8 diagonal for the Bishop and the d8-h4 diagonal for the Queen; while Kh6 defends the f7 square. I know you said Ke7 defends the pawn, but defending a pawn while restricting development doesn't seem good.
Nice game thank you for sharing !
Such a great game - very inspiring!! This was a work of art
can someone explain why did he resign when K came to F6? I understand that he is losing and getting beat, but did he just give up and did not want to fight any longer? or, is there any tactical strategy menacing black that I am missing??? Please explain what sequence would follow that made Black resign... :-/
@txsurfer42 because Rxf7
What am i missing at 14:25, that the knight can't fork the king and queen on f7?
Somethin' to behold. Truly amazing. Thx!
An evergreen game, wow.
7 passed pawns in compensation for a piece, LOL.
superb video thanks:)
Interesting video. Thanks. =)
You made a seemingly illogical and speculative sacrifice completely logical and principled. This is an amazing game so thanks for sharing it with us! What a work of art!
wz his opponent was im and you say like weak defense
Very strong over the board play, but against weak defence. I did enjoy the video and your agressive play with the beautiful final tactics.
Very nice game and nice positional sacrifice!Thanks
Impressive, you completely humiliated your opponent....He was never once able to get any play at all. Nice game!
Part of the long-term compensation is that black taking the knight with the king lost the right to castle. Then the king moved to g8 making it tifficult to get the h8 rook into the game. The long-term compensation is giving the piece to create pernament positional weaknesses in blacks position ratehr than for a piece. I am not really good myself though so someone else may well add more or explain it better.
by GM Victor Mikhalevski
Losing for a second time to an eerily similar idea happens... but falling for the same long term, positional sacrifice to the same opponent? Here GM Mikhalevski takes his opponent to school a second time with a similar early sacrifice of a knight on f7. In the style of Tal, Victor gets a strong initiative and a lot of pawns in compensation for his pony, and his opponent wishes he had learned his lesson the first time!
Players: Mikalevksi, Victor
vs. Rabinovich, A.
Queen's Gambit Declined (D30)
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GM Victor Mikhalevski
He started to play chess at the early age of 4! He was coached by his brother, IM Alex Mikhalevski. While in school, he won innumerable championships of Belarus for his age group, and played not less than five Soviet Junior championships with world famous players Kramnik, Svidler, Shirov and many others taking part. In the beginning of 1991 Victor immigrated to Israel, where he won two Israel Junior Chess Championships in 1991 and 1992. Skipping ahead of many great accomplishments to January 2008, Victor achieved his peak rating of 2632 and was placed 92nd in the world and fourth in Israel. In 1989 Victor started coaching and his students won medals in the World and European Youth chess championships. Mikhalevski was awarded the IM title in 1993 and the GM title in 1996. In 2013 Victor published his first book Grandmaster Repertoire 13- The Open Spanish.
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