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A Beautiful Game

I need all my time to prepare, so I'm not going to say much, or enter any of the variations. I'll edit this post tomorrow to include more. For now here it is; mission accomplished!

Edit: A little background on this game. Looking at his games in the database the day before, I was dismayed to find that I had been paired with an *extremely* solid grandmaster. Out of the 120 games in my database he had played with black in the last 3 years, he had only lost 6 games. With black! Including many games against strong gms! I couldn't believe it. I was also dismayed to see that he played 5 different defenses to e4; too many to study! But I tend to think that anyone can be beaten. So I just decided to play the most insane line I could think of in whatever opening he played against me, to try to rattle him out of his solidity. Inwardly, I prayed for the king's gambit, and spent a couple hours going over lines that have worried me in the past. This did not include the line that happened in the game, but I was still very happy from the moment he played e5.




Edit: Annotations now added. If you want to get some insights into the opening piece sacrifice, hopefully they will help you to understand it.


  • 4 anni fa


    what a nice game expecially the finish! a shame i cant find it in the chess.com database. maybe im doing something wrong

  • 6 anni fa


    That was beautiful, David!

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    wow wat a game so nice................

  • 6 anni fa


    excellent.. i liked it very much..

  • 6 anni fa


    Inspiring, fighting chess.

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    Can't understand the sacrifice in the opening yet. The finish is like magic.Cool

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    Is that sacrifice at the beginning considered sound?

    But the finish.  . .KaBam!!!!!! 

  • 6 anni fa


    Cool. :D

  • 6 anni fa


    Glad to see that people still play King's Gamit at the master level.

  • 6 anni fa


    A little bit of magic...

  • 6 anni fa


    An artistic finish befitting a master! Another immortal game!

  • 6 anni fa

    WIM energia

    Oh my.. Amazing game, I have not seen such a beauty in a long time! Lalic is famous for his opening prep. I wonder where his prep ended. Congrats!! :)

  • 6 anni fa


    Blang. The Modern Romantic style, David?

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         The Force is strong with you Luke.  I am glad to see those lessons I taught
    you in all those blitz games we played are paying off.  My strategy of letting you beat me every time has lifted your confidence to another astral plane of being
    and enlightenment.  A very fine player you are.

  • 6 anni fa


    Great Finish!!! Oh man that was pretty.

  • 6 anni fa

    IM dpruess

    :-D thanks guys!!!

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