The sacrifice of a queen in the course of a game is something all chess players would like to have a taste of. The opportunity does not come easy, but when it does, we're always too eager to play it. Just imagine yourself slamming your queen down on the board for the last time before it is removed, and then going on to avenge her with a vengeance. You would probably bask in the glory of that brilliant sacrifice for years to come!
Well, for those who love attacking chess, or sac-ing queens for that matter, here's yet another beautiful piece for you to savour! This game, though probably not as fascinating as that of Topalov and Kramnik in the World Championship Match 2006, is definitely not one you should miss.
In this game, Black, International Master Ashot Nadanian plays his pet opening the Budapest Gambit against Grandmaster Wu Shaobin and goes on to prove this "dubious" opening really does offer some really cool attacking chances! So, sit back, remember to open the movelist, and lets go!
Hope you enjoyed the game as much as I have enjoyed annotating it! Look out for more of my Budapest games! Till then! (Just a note: for those who haven't read my article on the Most Exciting game of 2006, do go take a look! Its really worth your time!)
Tim Wee, Singapore 21/8/2007