Grand Prix Attack

Grand Prix Attack

billwall
billwall
May 24, 2008, 12:00 AM |
31 | Amazing Games

The opening 1.e4 c5 2.f4 has several names.  It is known as the Grand Prix Attack, the Larsen-Santasiere Variation, the McConnell Attack, and Philidor's Variation of the Sicilian.  Whatever it is called, it can be a strong opening.  It's like a King's Gambit against the Sicilian Defense. 

This game features a queen sacrifice followed by a pure mate using two knights.  It is a clever game and a brilliant miniature.  I included the game in my 500 Sicilian Minatures (game 27) book written in 1983.

 


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