Svetushkin’s Immortal Attacking Games
Dmitri Svetushkin’s style of play was very attractive to the general chess public. He was not just an attacker, he was a brilliant attacker.
Many of his best efforts sparkle and inspire. Still others leave the spectator with a sense of awe…Dmitri could demolish any obstacle in his way.
Below are just a few of his games that have impressed me. Over the coming weeks and months I will add to this collection. For today, let’s just call this Part I.
Let’s get started!
gm Svetushkin,D – Ionescu,Irina
Iuliu Szabo Mem (Romania) 3.8.2019
I like this game because it is so typical of Svetushkin’s forceful style of play. He starts to attack almost from the opening, castling long, and then for the rest of the game Dmitri lets nothing get in his way! Black must surely have felt relieved when she resigned…
gm Svetushkin,D – gm Lazarev, V
Roquetas de Mar (ESP) 5.1.2014
What I wrote in the previous game is amplified 10 times here! Wave after wave of attacking moves. Grandmaster Lazarev has rarely been beaten so convincingly.
To be continued in Part II