Climbing the Super-GM Mountain: vs Evgeny Bareev

Apr 7, 2014
15 min
Beating Russia 3-1 in the final round of an Olympiad? All in a day's work for GM Mikhalevski's Israeli squad. Our author takes care of his part of the equation by centralizing all of his forces against the Slav Defense. When Black gambits a knight to try to undermine White's uncastled king and pinned knight, there was no choice but to accept the challenge. See if you could have defended after the sacrifice - even though in front of your computer is much less pressure than the Olympiad!