Alekhine-style tactical finish!
The 19th century poet John Keats wrote ”A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The 1st round game of the Chigorin Memorial in St.Petersburg between grandmaster Denis Khismatullin and youngster Olga Karmanova is evidence of how timeless this saying is.
Grandmaster Denis Khismatullin (born 1984) built up an impressive position against his youthful opponent Olga Karmanova (born 2007) by move 20. Much in the style of the great Alexander Alekhine, Khismatullin did not allow slip the opportunity to win the game with forceful and creative genius. One sacrifice followed the other, and he even sacrificed his Queen twice! Beautiful!
gm Khismatullin,D – Karmanova,O
Chigorin Memorial 23.10.2021