Sozin's Attack

billwall
billwall
May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM |
12 | Amazing Games

Veniamin Sozin (1896-1956) was a strong Soviet master.  He played in several USSR championships.  He was also an opening expert.  The Sozin Attack in the Sicilian was analyzed and played by him in the 1920s and became popular in the 1950s when Fischer adopted this variation in his Sicilian games.  But this game isn't the Sozin variation.  This game is the Nimzovich-Rubinstein variation, and Sozin finds a neat attack, sacrificing his knight, queen, and rook to win the game.  It's a pretty clever game.

 


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