Thematic Sacrifice

Thematic Sacrifice

Patzer24
Apr 28, 2008, 12:00 AM |
28 | Amazing Games

Here is a game from the 16th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament, GM Timman - GM Hillarp Persson with full annotations and commentary:

 

 

In this game we saw black play the very common and thematic exchange sacrifice in the Sicilian with 13...Rxc3. This can be a very strong and dangerous plan for white to face. Black will weaken the position around the white king and have a long lasting initiative against the white king all for only the cost of an exchange (rook for knight). In the game we saw GM Jan Timman playing white, a well experienced Grandmaster who was unable to defend against this common place sacrifice in the Sicilian game.


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