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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

From Neil McDonald's book. Ioannis Nikolaidis (GRE) is about 2490
presently, and Serper (USA) is about the same, both born around 1970.

The below game was awarded the Best Game prize.

RL

[Event "St. Petersburg 1993"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Serper"]
[Black "Nikolaidis"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Doe,John"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/2qn1pb1/p1p3p1/1pP1p2n/4P2p/2N1BP2/PP1QBNPP/R4RK1 b kq -
0 0"]
[PlyCount "13"]

1... Nf8 2. a4 b4 3. Nd5 cxd5 4. exd5 f5 5. d6 Qc6 6. Bb5 axb5 7. axb5
Qxb5 (
7... Qb7 8. c6 Qb8 9. b6 Nf6 10. Qxb4) *
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Old June 24th 10, 10:08 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.analysis
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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

On 24 June, 21:16, raylopez99 wrote:
From Neil McDonald's book. *Ioannis Nikolaidis (GRE) is about 2490
presently, and Serper (USA) is about the same, both born around 1970.

The below game was awarded the Best Game prize.

RL

[Event "St. Petersburg 1993"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Serper"]
[Black "Nikolaidis"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Doe,John"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/2qn1pb1/p1p3p1/1pP1p2n/4P2p/2N1BP2/PP1QBNPP/R4RK1 b kq -
0 0"]
[PlyCount "13"]

1... Nf8 2. a4 b4 3. Nd5 cxd5 4. exd5 f5 5. d6 Qc6 6. Bb5 axb5 7. axb5
Qxb5 (
7... Qb7 8. c6 Qb8 9. b6 Nf6 10. Qxb4) *


Yeah, this is a great game. I've liked it ever since I first
encountered it, in
Informant 59, annotated by the winner.

So much to learn from those annotations. If you haven't read them, do.
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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

On 24 June, 21:16, raylopez99 wrote:
From Neil McDonald's book. *Ioannis Nikolaidis (GRE) is about 2490
presently, and Serper (USA) is about the same, both born around 1970.

The below game was awarded the Best Game prize.

RL

[Event "St. Petersburg 1993"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Serper"]
[Black "Nikolaidis"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Doe,John"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/2qn1pb1/p1p3p1/1pP1p2n/4P2p/2N1BP2/PP1QBNPP/R4RK1 b kq -
0 0"]
[PlyCount "13"]

1... Nf8 2. a4 b4 3. Nd5 cxd5 4. exd5 f5 5. d6 Qc6 6. Bb5 axb5 7. axb5
Qxb5 (
7... Qb7 8. c6 Qb8 9. b6 Nf6 10. Qxb4) *


The game was discussed on this newsgroup he
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec...1471f4e82e029a
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Old June 24th 10, 11:58 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.analysis
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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

On Jun 25, 12:14*am, Offramp wrote:
The game was discussed on this newsgroup hehttp://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec...sg/2c1471f4e82...


really, how timely. Great minds think alike.

RL
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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

On 24 June, 23:58, raylopez99 wrote:
On Jun 25, 12:14*am, Offramp wrote:

The game was discussed on this newsgroup hehttp://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec...sg/2c1471f4e82...


really, how timely. *Great minds think alike.

RL


Indeed, great minds think alike, and so do ours....

More threads like this one would be great.

Might you oblige, please?

MH


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Default Positional Sacrifice: Serper-Nikolaidis

Mark Houlsby wrote:
On 24 June, 21:16, raylopez99 wrote:
From Neil McDonald's book. Ioannis Nikolaidis (GRE) is about 2490
presently, and Serper (USA) is about the same, both born around 1970.

The below game was awarded the Best Game prize.

RL

[Event "St. Petersburg 1993"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Serper"]
[Black "Nikolaidis"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Doe,John"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/2qn1pb1/p1p3p1/1pP1p2n/4P2p/2N1BP2/PP1QBNPP/R4RK1 b kq -
0 0"]
[PlyCount "13"]

1... Nf8 2. a4 b4 3. Nd5 cxd5 4. exd5 f5 5. d6 Qc6 6. Bb5 axb5 7. axb5
Qxb5 (
7... Qb7 8. c6 Qb8 9. b6 Nf6 10. Qxb4) *


Yeah, this is a great game. I've liked it ever since I first
encountered it, in
Informant 59, annotated by the winner.

So much to learn from those annotations. If you haven't read them, do.


[Event "Sankt_Peterburg"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Serper, G."]
[Black "Nikolaidis, I."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E70"]
[WhiteElo "2575"]
[BlackElo "2440"]
[Annotator "Serper,G"]
[PlyCount "95"]
[EventDate "1993.??.??"]

{59/620} 1. c4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. d4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nge2 Nbd7 6. Ng3 c6
7. Be2
a6 {N} (7... h5 {- 40/(740)}) 8. Be3 h5 9. f3 $1 b5 10. c5 (10. a3 $6
bxc4 $1
11. Bxc4 d5 $1 $13) 10... dxc5 11. dxc5 Qc7 12. O-O h4 13. Nh1 Nh5 {/\
Be5} 14.
Qd2 e5 15. Nf2 Nf8 $6 {/\ Ne6-d4} (15... Nf4 16. Nd3 Bh6 17. a4 $14) 16.
a4 b4
17. Nd5 $1 cxd5 18. exd5 {/\ Ne4-d6, /\ c6, Rac1, d6} f5 19. d6 $1 Qc6
(19...
Qd7 20. c6 $1 Qxc6 21. Rfc1 {/\ Rc7+-}) 20. Bb5 $3 axb5 21. axb5 Qxb5 (21...
Qb7 $2 22. c6 Qb8 (22... Qxb5 23. d7+ $1) 23. b6 $1 $18) 22. Rxa8 Qc6 $8 23.
Rfa1 f4 24. R1a7 $1 Nd7 (24... fxe3 $2 25. Qd5 $3 exf2+ 26. Kxf2 Qxd5
27. Rxc8#
{#}) 25. Rxc8+ $1 Qxc8 26. Qd5 fxe3 (26... Nhf6 27. Qe6+ Kf8 28. Ne4 Qe8
(28...
fxe3 29. Ng5 Qe8 30. Ra8) 29. Qxe8+ $1 Nxe8 (29... Kxe8 30. Ra8+ Kf7 31.
Ng5# {
#}) 30. Rxd7 fxe3 31. c6 $18) 27. Qe6+ Kf8 28. Rxd7 exf2+ 29. Kf1 Qe8 (29...
Qa6+ 30. Kxf2 Qe2+ $1 31. Kxe2 Nf4+ 32. Kf1 Nxe6 33. c6 Kg8 34. Re7 $1
$18) (
29... Ng3+ 30. hxg3 Qxd7 31. Qxd7 hxg3 32. Qe7+ Kg8 33. Qe8+ Kh7 (33...
Bf8 34.
Qxg6+ {/\ Qg3}) 34. d7 $18) 30. Rf7+ $3 (30. Qxe8+ $2 Kxe8 31. Re7+ Kf8 $1 (
31... Kd8 $2 32. c6 Kc8 33. Ra7 Kb8 34. d7 $1 {/\ c7+-}) 32. c6 Ng3+ $3 33.
Kxf2 (33. hxg3 hxg3 34. Ke2 Rh1) 33... Nf5 $19) 30... Qxf7 31. Qc8+ Qe8
32. d7
Kf7 33. dxe8=Q+ Rxe8 34. Qb7+ Re7 35. c6 $1 $18 e4 $8 36. c7 (36. fxe4
$4 Rxb7
37. cxb7 Be5 $19) 36... e3 37. Qd5+ Kf6 38. Qd6+ Kf7 (38... Re6 39.
Qxe6+) 39.
Qd5+ $138 Kf6 40. Qd6+ Kf7 41. Qxe7+ Kxe7 42. c8=Q Bh6 (42... Bd4 43.
Qc4) 43.
Qc5+ Ke8 (43... Kf7 44. Qc4+ {/\ Qh4}) 44. Qb5+ Kd8 45. Qb6+ Kd7 46.
Qxg6 e2+
47. Kxf2 Be3+ 48. Ke1 (48. Ke1 Nf4 49. Qf7+ {/\ g3}) 1-0

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