Greatest Chess Minds: Gligorić - Part 8

Jul 11, 2013
27 min
In what might be one of the greatest positional sacrifice games ever, GM Bojkov walks us through the genius of how Gligoric handles the Saemisch Variation. In a game against Kotov, Gligoric throws pawns, exchanges and whole pieces at white, in an effort to obstruct the light squares and achieve complete mastery of the dark squares. The ideas would later heavily influence Kasparov's play in the KID.