Attack and Defence in the Sicilian
An interesting position
Books point out that in Attack and Defence open lines, weaknesses, timing, the initiative and sacrifice form the basis of all operations. But even armed with this knowledge, success really depends on having the move when it really matters. One tempo more – or one tempo less – is what most often separates victory and defeat.
gm Savchenko, B – gm Grachev, B
Moscow Blitz 2014
That is a really instructive finish! Essentially, White had the move when it counted! As in most exciting races for the initiative, it all comes down to one tempo.
The Leningrad grandmaster Boris Savchenko (b.1986) has a very interesting style of play, and in attacking positions (where he has the initiative) Boris is one of the most dangerous adversaries you could ever meet over the board. Take a look at these two brevities: