Sacrifice for the Attack

Sacrifice for the Attack

kenytiger
Mar 24, 2008, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

Igor Bondarevsky (1913-1979) comes into prominence in 1936 when he finish on top in a Russian tournament of first-category players, winning a number of games in splendid combinational style. After this victory he is invited to enter the 10th Russian Championship of 1937, at which he wins the title of Master.

In 1940, during the 12th Russian Championship, he ties for first with Hungarian Grandmaster Andor Lilienthal, leaving behind many of the country's most prominent players. This achievement earns Bondarevsky the title of Grandmaster.

Below is one of his impressive victories during the 10th Russian Championship, where he sacrifices several pieces for a winning attack.

(Notes by Soviet GM Alexander Kotov)

 


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