Crazy Chess: Sacrifice in the Sicilian!

Dec 8, 2011
25 min
When GM Melik Khachiyan makes an interesting pawn sacrifice in the early stages of the Classical Sicilian, Rauzer Variation, he estimates that the Bishop Pair and his dark-square control should be enough compensation. Not only is he right, but his patience in executing his "long term" compensation in the endgame is quite astonishing. Maybe his sacrifice wasn't so crazy after all?