Anish Giri–Alexander Grischuk Sinquefield Cup 2015
This game, with its two exchange sacrifices, is amazing! Giri slowly, non-obviously, builds pressure and breaks through. This game inspired the theme of this blog: Exchange Sacrifices.
Wesley So–Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Sinquefield Cup 2015
What a game! Black took advantage of White’s early opening misstep to slowly build an attack.
Andrei Volokitin–Alexandr Bortnik 1nd Loo Russia Team Championship 2014
Another double exchange sac, another amazing game.
morgski-mikelom RHP 2011
Bravo! But I wasn’t done. I spent half an hour looking for another Rxe7 sac in my favorite opening book, Mayhem in the Morra, by IM Marc Esserman. And I found it!
I have a few more games to show in this vein, but I want to put this out today, and also my last series was met with a drop-off in viewership. So I’ll post one or two more exchange-sac games as part of the next blog, but that’ll be part of it, not the whole thing. Just a heads-up.