Best Game Since the "Immortal Game"?
Some of you may have heard a story on the radio this morning about a spectacular game played yesterday by 16-year old Chinese GM Wei Yi against the Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon. Analysts are already proclaiming this as the possibly the most brilliant example of attacking chess since the Immortal Game of 1851 between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.
Playing with the white pieces, Wei Yi suddenly sacrifices a rook on f7 and then then gives up a bishop to drag the enemy king into the open. A classic king hunt ensues with Wei Yi playing many “silent” moves.
For those of us that enjoy sacrifices (Ben, David, Phil ...), playing through this game is a must. Click here to view the game.