White's creative sacrifices frustrated by Black's sharp and precise defense

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  • White's creative sacrifices frustrated by Black's sharp and precise defense

    Here is the text of an interesting game. You can discuss the game: era, player strengths, setting, time controls, etc. I will supply all data in a few days. Enjoy!!

    1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 d6 6.O-O e6 7.d3 Nge7 8.Bb5 O-O 9.Ne2 Nd4 10.Nfxd4 cxd4 11.c3 dxc3 12.d4 Qb6 13.Qb3 Bxd4+ 14.Nxd4 Qxd4+ 15.Kh1 Qxe4 16.Qxc3 a6 17.Bd3 Qc6 18.Qf6 Nd5 19.Qh4 f5 20.Bd2 b5 21.Rac1 Qb6 22.Be2 Bb7 23.Bf3 Rae8 24.Rfd1 Nf6 25.Bxb7 Qxb7 26.Bb4 Ne4 27.Bxd6 Qb6 28.Rc7 Nf2+ 29.Kg1 Nxd1+ 30.Kf1 Qf2+ 31.Qxf2 Nxf2 32.Bxf8 Ng4 33.Bb4 Ne3+ 34.Ke2 Nd5 35.Bd6 Nxc7 36.Bxc7 Rc8 37.Be5 Rc2+ 38.Kf3 Kf7 39.h4 h5 40.a3 Ke7 41.Bc3 Kd6 42.g3 Kd5 43.Ke3 Kc4 44.Be5 Kb3 45.Kd4 Kxb2, 0-1.

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    Dr. Peter Sibbald (2030) -- NM Miladin Djerkovic (2365), Kingston Open 1997 (1), played 1997-02-08, time controls 30/90', SD/60', TD/Organizer: Larry Bevand, Assistant Frank Dixon.
    In the Grand Prix Sicilian, White embarks on a creative double pawn sacrifice, starting with 11.c3. He obtains an active position, with two bishops, but somehow his attacking chances never quite get rolling, due to Black's exceptionally accurate play, combining precise defense with aggression. Particularly instructive are Black's knight moves, starting with 24...Nf6; this sequence, with the knight the best minor on the board, is enhanced by 27...Qb6!!, wins material and gradually destroys White's position. Miladin is a professional engineer, who immigrated from the former Yugoslavia, settling in Ottawa. He was especially active and successful during this period, topping 2400; he tied for first in this event with IM Deen Hergott, each drawing head-to-head and sweeping the rest for 4.5/5.