Thursday, May 28, 2009

United States Amateur Championship East Trophy Winners Under 2200 Photos by Kevin E Chen

Satyajit Malugu

The following photos were emailed to me from Kevin E Chen, amateur photographer and chess player.

The 2009 United States Amateur Championship East was held during Memorial day weekend in the Ramada Inn at Somerset, New Jersey.

Crosstable 2009 USCAE Results

Sameer Mujumdar

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2009 United States Amateur Championship East Trophy Awards Under 1400 Photos By Kevin E Chen

Under 1400 Place Finishers.

The 2009 United States Amateur East Championwas held at the Ramada Inn in Somerset , New Jersey during Memorial Day Weekend May 2009.

The following pictures were emailed to me by Kevin Chen, amateur photographer and chess player. Kevin has allowed me to post the photos of the Under 2200, 1800 and 1400 place finishers.

Captions and names will be forthcoming and will be updated in this blog post at a later date. Keeping with the theme of this ches blog "Chess From The Amateur" , the photos of the lower rated players, under 1400 rating, are shown first , followed by the under 1800, then the under 2200 rated players.

Crosstable 2009 USAE Championship

Under 1400 Co-Champions Andy Chen and Sasha Romayev

Sasha Romayev far left Andy Chen far right

Tefin Rouse far right photo

Joseph Stephen Criscuolo (photo above)

2009 United States Amateur Championship East Trophy Awards Under 1800 Photos By Kevin E Chen

2009 Crosstable USCAE Results

The 2009 United States Amateur East Champion was held at the Ramada Inn in Somerset , New Jersey during Memorial Day Weekend May 2009.

The following pictures were emailed to me by Kevin Chen, amateur photographer and chess player. Kevin has allowed to post the photos of the Under 2200, 1800 and 1400 place finishers.

Captions and names will be forthcoming and will be updated in this blog post at a later date.

Under 1800 Champs (left to right ) Joseph Kane, Alexander Kane, John Goodsen Frisk (first of tiebreaks) Photo below

Under 1800 Place Finishers.

2009 United States Amateur East Champion Photo Taken By Kevin E Chen

Sandi Hutama

Crosstable 2009 USCAE Results

Picture taken by Kevin E Chen amateur chess player and photographer of the 2009 USAE champion. This picture was emailed to me just recently , along with other photos of the under 1800 and under 1400 place winners, which will be posted shortly.

The picture above shows Sandi Hutama of New Jersey,the 2009 United States Amateur East Champion. His score was five wins and 1 draw.

On the his left is Noreen Davisson assistant TD and the right is TD Ken Thomas.

The tournement was held at the Ramada Inn in Somerset, New Jersey and ended on Monday May 25, 2009.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

500 Master Games Of Chess

Just recently I took this book "500 Master Games Of Chess " from my bookcase and decided to dust it off. In the past , I have utilized some of the games within the pages for training purposes, most notably the Ruy Lopez game collection.

The book is compiled by Dr. S. Tartakower and J.Du Mont and is published by Dover books and available on Amazon. The orignal publishing date was 1952.

The time period of the games covers from 1844 to 1938. The copy that I own is in descriptive notation, which is ok by me since I am bilingual in both descriptive and algebraic chess notation. This book is really three books in one.

Book one covers the Open games, such as the Ruy Lopez, Giuoco Piano, Scotch Gambit and Scotch game, King's Gambit, Petroff defense etc.

Book two are the semi-open games, for example , the Sicilian, French , Alekinine defense, Center Counter.

Book three has the closed games, which are Queens gambit, Catalan, English etc. So there is a little bit of everything for the chess connoisseur of openings. The table of contents for each book has the names of the openings and their variations , but no ECO codes.
One drawback is there is no player index in the back of the book.

Most of the games in this book are lightly annotated, while other games have complete annotations at critical points of the game.

I am just going to post one game each from each book in Chess Flash format. For the open game , I am chosing a Ruy Lopez, also for the semi-open game a French , and for the closed game, it will have to be a Queens Gambit Declined. At the end of this post will be a link to Chessgames.Com where there are more games from this book , that one can use for playing out the games, while reading the book at the same time. links to book chapters for "500 Master Games of Chess"
are listed below:

Book One, Book Two, Book Three

Google Books 500 Master Games of Chess , partial views of book itself.




Friday, May 22, 2009

Scacchi Clay Stop Motion - Chess Clay Stop Motion

Extremely remarkable animation with clay chess pieces.....diamondback

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hikaru Nakamura Interview After Winning 2009 US Chess Championship

Info below courtesy of Wikipedia

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura

Over-the-board chess

A resident of White Plains, New York, Nakamura often played in the weekly New York Masters chess tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, which he won several times.

In April 2004 Nakamura achieved a fourth-place finish in the "B" group at the Corus tournament at Wijk aan Zee.

Nakamura qualified for the 2004 world chess championship, contested in Tripoli, Libya, and reached the fourth round, defeating grandmasters Sergey Volkov, Aleksei Aleksandrov, and Alexander Lastin before falling to England's Michael Adams, the tournament's third-seeded participant and eventual runner-up.

He won the 2005 U.S. Chess Championship (held in November and December 2004), scoring seven points over nine rounds to tie grandmaster Alex Stripunsky for first place, with whom he had drawn in the tournament's third round. Nakamura defeated Stripunsky in two straight rapid chess playoff games to claim the title and become the youngest national champion since Fischer. Nakamura finished the tournament without a loss and, in the seventh round, defeated grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov, then the nation's top-ranked player.

Following that victory, Nakamura played a challenge match dubbed the "Duelo de Jóvenes Prodigios" in Mexico against Ukrainian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and defeated his fellow prodigy, 4.5-1.5.

In November and December 2005 Nakamura entered the FIDE World Chess Cup seeded 28th (of 128 players) but failed to advance beyond the first round, losing each of his two games to Indian grandmaster Surya Ganguly and becoming the second-highest-ranked player to leave Khanty, Russia, without having won a game.

In 2006 Nakamura helped the US team win the bronze medal in the International Chess Olympiad at Turin, playing third board behind Gata Kamsky and Alexander Onischuk (2006 US Champion).

In January 2007 Nakamura shared second place in the GibTelecom Masters in Gibraltar.[6] He placed joint first in the tournament the following year, finishing with five straight wins to tie with Chinese GM Bu, whom he then proceeded to beat in the rapidplay play off.[7]

In October 2007 Nakamura won the Magistral D'Escacs in Barcelona[8] and the Corsican circuit rapid chess tournament.[9]

In November 2008 Nakamura won the Cap d'Agde Rapid Tournament in Cap d'Agde, defeating Anatoly Karpov in the semi-finals and Vassily Ivanchuk in the finals.[10]

In February 2009 he came joint third at the 7th Gibtelecom Masters in Gibraltar, again finishing strongly with 4½/5 to end the event on 7½/10.

Nakamura won the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship (St Louis, MO, May 2009), scoring 7/9 to take clear first ahead of 17-year-old GM-elect Robert Hess, who shared second with 6½/9 [11].

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Selected Sicilians

Judith Polgar

Here a short selection of Sicilians played by well known Granmasters. All of the following games have extensive analysis provided by Chessbase. All of the games presented here in Chess Flash format are from the Chessbase database that was packaged with the orignal Chessbase Light version 6, which seems no longer available for download from the net.

Chessbase offers a newer versions of Chessbase Light 2007 which you must pay around 50 Euros to register and activate the full blown version.

B82 Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. f4


B60 Sicilian Defence, Richter-Rauser Attack
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5


B48 Sicilian Defence, Taimanov Variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3


B82 Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. f4

Judith Polgar


Chess Games Of Judith Polgar

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Main Line Of The Ruy Lopez

Fischer was well known for his use and deep analysis of the Ruy Lopez. This game is taken from the book " Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors".

I like this chess book because each move is commented in plain English somewhat in the sytle of Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move " In that book , Chernev's explains the reasoning behind each move, a good way to improve upon one's chess thinking process.

The game is between Fischer and Shocron at Mar de Plata 1959.

The key is the winning sacrifice Fischer uses at the end of the game.

As always the game is presented in Chess Flash format.


The seond game posted below is the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez. This game is also taken from the book " Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors".
This is known as the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez. Black temporarily retreats his knight with the idea of redeploying it on d7.

Karpov vs Spassky Moscow 1973

karpov_spassky_1973_0.pgn - Chess News - Rybka wins 17th World Computer Chess Championship - Chess News - Rybka wins 17th World Computer Chess Championship

1) Rybka - Shredder [C67]
Computer Olympiad Pamplona (5), 18.05.2009


Click Here To Replay or Use the
Chess Flash
Game view above the Chess Flash link to replay

Rybka - Shredder [C67]

Rybka Purchase Info at Chessbase

Result of the 17th World Computer Chess Championship
No. Program Nat. Hardware Pts.

1 Rybka USA Intel Xeon W5580 @ 3.2GHz x 8 8.0
2 Deep Sjeng BEL AMD 3.2Ghz x 4, Intel X5560 @ 2.8Ghz x 8 6.5
2 Shredder DEU Intel Xeon W5580 @ 3.2GHz x 8 6.5

2 Junior ISR Intel Xeon W5580 @ 3.2GHz x 8 6.5
5 Hiarcs GBR Intel Xeon W5580 @ 3.2GHz x 8 6.0
6 Jonny GER 4.5
7 The Baron NLD AMD Opteron 270 @ 2.0Ghz x 4 3.0
8 Equinox ITA 8x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5355 2.66GHz 2.0
9 Pandix 2009 HUN 1.5
10 Joker NLD Core 2 Duo 0.5

Result of the 14th Computer Olympiad – no hardware limit

No. Program Nat. Hardware Pts.
1 Rybka USA 9x cluster 5.0
2 Shredder DEU 4.0

3 Deep Sjeng BEL cluster, 56 cores 3.0
4 Pandix HUN 1.5
5 Joker NLD 1.0
6 Equinox ITA 0.5

Result of the 17th World Computer Chess Championship (Blitz)No.

Program Nat. Pts.
1 Rybka USA 7.0
2 Shredder DEU 6.5
3 Jonny DEU 5.5
3 Deep Sjeng BEL 5.5

5 Hiarcs GBR 5.0
6 Pandix HUN 3.5
7 The Baron NLD 2.0
8 Danasah ESP 1.0
9 Joker NLD 0.0

Junior had to withdraw after three rounds because of hardware difficulties.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nakamura wins second US title : ChessVibes

Nakamura wins second US Ch title : ChessVibes

Only Four Games Posted Here. Played By Nakumura In The 2009 US Chess Championship
Hikaru Nakumura wins clear first.

All games in Chess Flash Format courtesy of Glenn Wilson programmer and developer of Chess Flash





Sunday, May 17, 2009

Redux: Hamilton Chess Quads May 16, 2009 Second Round Game Diamondback vs Leon Wu

Here is some analysis of my game as white against Leon Wu , in the second round of the May 16, 2009 under 1400 Swiss which was part of Hamilton Chess Quads.

Tacital Analysis by Fritz 8 version.

The orignal post with the game without analysis can be found at Resilient Chess Players, These Young Kids.

Disclaimer: In the previous post Resilient Chess Players, These Young Kids I reported that the Hamilton Chess Club Quad TD stated that because of the limitations due to some tables taken out by Hamilton Township, he would have to use a cutoff rating if the number of participants were greater than 40 players.

I only posted part of what the TD told me so let me clarify, if the number of playres are 40 or more than a type of Triage Ratings cut off list would be used.

Masters and Experts will get priority according to Ed the TD,even if they call in prior to the pairings being made pairings would be made based upon that phone call, they don't have to be there physically to register, also looking at the quad pairings in April 2009 it would seem for that month, the cutoff ratings would be around 1350 or lower.

But if there is a greater influx of lower rated players than the cutoff rating would be much lower.

One way to judge what the cutoff ratings would be for players not to be paired up is to look at the 44 players that came in April 2009 and take a look at the ratings in the lower rated quads....diamondback

Just click on Fritz 8 variation , which highlights in red and you can play out that variation in the Chess Flash game viewer.

Notice an improvement on Move 20 for white.

Score: 4.93 20.Re3 Bf5 21.Qxf5 Nf6 22.Nxd5 Nh7 23.Re7 Rad8 24.c4 Qg6 25.Qxg6 fxg6

Also forced mate on move 28 for white: MATE IN 5. 28.gxf7+ Kxf7 29.Rg7+ Ke6 30.Qxf6+ Kd5 31.c4+ dxc3ep 32.Nxc3#

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Resilient Chess Players, These Young Kids

Today , Saturday May 16, 2009 I played in the monthly Hamilton Chess Quads after a two month hiatus. As I walk up to register and lay down my money, Atomic Patzer greeted me by saying " Are You Playing Chess Again " I was so choked up with emotion about returning to winning chess again, I could not answer him. After today chess quad tourny, I walked away with clear first in the under 1400 Swiss.

After I laid down my money , the chess TD spoke to me about a disclaimer that there is limit on the number of players that can play at the Ray Dwier Rec Center because Hamilton Township took two tables away. I asked him if that meant first come, first play and the TD said No! it's based upon ratings and that the higher rated playes get first priority on registration.

That Sucks ! Ed the TD should provide a disclaimer to the Chess Experts and above that they should be told , first come , first to play , and the tournement registation ends at promply at 10:00 AM so that the chess quads can start on time at 10:30 AM . In the past I was turned away because I came at 10:50 AM and play had already begun, when in the past some chess masters would staggered in after 10:30 or so and the pairing process would have to be redone for the upper quads.

Prior the start of the first round, I spoke briefly with Dragan, the current Hamilton Chess Club champion about what it means to win a game of chess and he answer that sometimes it's more important to play well and not even consider if one wins or loses. Obviously , Dragan Milovanovic plays extremely well because he wins most of his games when he plays opponents 200 points below his rating.

A small side note , the Editor of the Atlantic Chess News, Steve Ferrero brought in some free copies of the March 2009, about the a dozen or so copies, and I was lucky to snag the last copy on the chair near the registration table.

I am posting my second round game agains a youngster by name of Leon Wu, who is about ten, or eleven years old, his age could be younger than that. What impress me most about his style of play is that he never gave up, his play was resilient and defending with imagination even though he was on the ropes from move twenty or so.

A very young boy who is rated close to 1400 USCF and on his way up in the ratings race.


Note: Analysis Chess Flash game added May 19, 2009 below for side by sid comparison of game scoresheet above..........diamondback


Notice an improvement on Move 20 for white.

Score: 4.93 20.Re3 Bf5 21.Qxf5 Nf6 22.Nxd5 Nh7 23.Re7 Rad8 24.c4 Qg6 25.Qxg6 fxg6

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Slaying The Dragan

Tonight , Wednesday May 6, 2009, Dragan Milovanovic will be crowned Hamilton Chess Club Champion Forever. This will be the ninth consecutive year, that Dragan has won the HCC Club Championship since 2001.

The question is : Is he that good ? or is the competition around him for the Club Championship just not strong enough. I believe the latter.

The Hamilton Club Championship weekly Swiss tournement held at Groveville, New Jersey takes several months to complete is old school. A recommendation by Atomic Patzer, an HCC club member , is that the HCC club should go to a weekly Wednesday night league and give prizes at the end of the cycle for best upset, most games played, most wins, most rating points gain and best percentage. I am also an Hamilton Chess Club member and agree with Atomic Patzer completely, that there should be change, such as League Play.

Updated May 7, 2009 : Congratualations to Dragan Milovanovic for winning his ninth consecutive Hamilton Chess Club Championship. Kudos for being unselfish in his time by playing in the HCC Championship, and for his participation year in and year out playing in the HCC Hamilton Chess Club Championship.

Another side note is that Dragan will hold a Simul on May 20. 2009 at Hamilton Chess Club in Groveville, New Jersey for free. I believe this is Club restricted for Club members only.

I am posting this game below in ChessFlash that was played in 2000, which the Dragan was slained as White. Of course his opponent rating was almost two hundred points higher than Dragan. I will ask Dragan in the near future if he wants some of his games posted on my blog to show his winning style.


In the second game, Dragan refuses to be slain by Dean Ippolito and holds his ground.


Position after Move 13 Ippolito vs Dragan Milovanovic

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 7.Qc2 f5 8.e3 b6 9.Ne2 Bb7 10.f3 Qh4+ 11.g3 Qe7 12.Bg2 Nf6 13.0-0 c5

Position after Move 27 Ippolito vs Dragan Milovanovic

14.dxc5 bxc5 15.Bd2 a5 16.Rad1 d5 17.cxd5 Nxd5 18.e4 fxe4 19.fxe4 Rxf1+ 20.Rxf1 Nf6 21.Bg5 Nbd7 22.Nf4 Qd6 23.Kh1 Rc8 24.Re1 Qe5 25.Bxf6 Nxf6 26.Qb3 Bd5 27.Qb5 Ba8

Position after Move 34 Ippolito vs Dragan Milovanovic

28.Qa6 Re8 29.Qxa5 Bxe4 30.Bxe4 Nxe4 31.Qa4 Nxg3+ 32.Kg2 Qxb2+ 33.Kxg3 Rf8 34.Qe4 Qxa3+

Position after Move 46 Ippolito vs Dragan Milovanovic
35.Re3 Qa1 36.Qxe6+ Kh8 37.Qd6 Qg1+ 38.Ng2 Qf1 39.Nf4 Qg1+ 40.Ng2 Qf1 41.Qd2 h6 42.Qe2 Qf7 43.Qg4 Qc7+ 44.Kh3 c4 45.Nh4 Kg8 46.Rg3 c3

Position after Move 61 Ippolito vs Dragan Milovanovic

47.Nf5 Rxf5 48.Qxf5 c2 49.Qe6+ Kh8 50.Qe8+ Kh7 51.Qg6+ Kg8 52.Qe6+ Kh8 53.Qe8+ Kh7 54.Qg6+ Kg8 55.Qe6+ Kh8 56.Rf3 c1Q 57.Rf8+ Kh7 58.Qg8+ Kg6 59.Qe6+ Kh7 60.Qg8+ ½-½

Note: The two GM games listed below were added late on May 10, 2009

In games three and four below in Chessflash format , Dragan breathes fire on the two GM's below and smokes them. Games were played in Tuzla in 1998.



Dragan also has an older brother Rade Milovanovic , who is rated close to USCF 2500.
Here is a link to Rade Milovanovic

Rade Milovanovic

US Open 2008 Dallas, Texas
GM Alexander Shabalov and IMs Rade Milovanovic and Enrico Sevillano tied for first in the U.S. Open (Dallas, August 2-10) with 8/9 each. Remarkably, all three players won their final games with Black.

Biographical Infomation Below on Dragan Milovanovic

Dragan ( born in Bosnia, previously known as Yugoslavia ) was new to the HCC in November, 1999. He entered his first tourney (Game 15 Championship) and came out 4-0 in First Place. Since that time, we have not seen this Club Champion lose more than 2 or 3 games

Continuing his excellence in Club Competitions, Dragan became a Co-Champion of HCC along with Vlad Vainberg in the Millenium year, as they both played to identical records in our Annual Tournment. But in 2001 Dragan won the sole Championship title, and repeated in 2002 thru 2009 inclusive, nine consecutive years total, also in the year 2000, he was co-champion. He is our first Club Champion to win in nine consecutive years. Pete Peterson's Five Championships was tied in 2004 by Dragan. Dragan's current USCF rating is 2221. His brother who lives in Dallas Texas, Rade Milovanovic is even a stronger player ... perhaps he'll visit us sometime.

In addition to being a very strong Chess player, Dragan is perhaps the softest spoken high rated player I've ever known ... a true gentleman

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Game Of The Century Revisited

On October 17, 1956 , at the Rosenwald Tournement in New York, Bobby Fischer faced down Donald Byrne with the Black pieces.

At that time in history, Donald Byrne was one of the top ten players in the United States.

On his move Bobby played 17... Be6 !! , thus sacrificing his Queen and engaging in an intensive King hunt from that move on , which resulted in Mate for Donald Byrne.

I am presenting this game in Chess Flash vertical format, complete with annotations and comments made by Grandmasters at that time.....diamondback

N.B. just click on any annotations and it will highlight in red, then you can play out that variation on the board.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

2009 US Amateur East On May 23, 2009

Just an a quick update on the 2009 US AMATEUR EAST Championship Chess Tournement

A Heritage Event!
May 23-25 66th Annual U. S. Amateur Championship East New Jersey
Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, Exit 12 off I-287 at Weston Canal Road. (732) 560-9880 Fax (732) 356-7455.

In 3 Sections: Championship (U2200), Reserved (U1800), Booster (U1400) with two and three day schedules. Three Day Schedule: 6-SS, 50/2, SD1.

Registration: Saturday 5/23, 9:30-10:45 am. Rounds 12-6, 11-5, 9-3. Two Day Schedule: First three games G/60, round four merges with 3-day schedule. Registration: Sunday 5/24, 8:30-9:30 am. Rounds 10-12:15-2:30. Championship: Trophies to top five, top Under 2000, Under 1900, Under 1800, Senior 55/over, Under 16, Under 13. Reserve: Trophies to top five, top Under 1600, Under 1500, Under 1400, Senior 55/over, Under 16, Under 13. Booster: Trophies to top five, top Under 1200, Under 1100, Under 1000, Under 900, Under 800, Senior 55/over, Under 16, Under 13. All sections: EF: $40 if postmarked by 5/20, $39 if by PayPal at Pay $45 at playing site. Two half-point byes allowed in rounds 1-5 if requested before first round.

2008 Amateur East Championship Crosstable LInk

Top players of 2008 US Amateur East on Memorial Day
HANON W RUSSELL |5.0 |W 20|W 12|W 16|D 10|D 3|W 6|
CT | 10036917 / R: 2076 ->2094 | | | | | | | |
2 | LEVY ROZMAN |4.5 |W 42|D 3|W 40|D 6|D 4|W 14|
NJ | 12879834 / R: 2052 ->2060 | | | | | | | |
3 | ANNA R MATLIN |4.5 |W 18|D 2|W 12|W 16|D 1|D 4|
NJ | 12876169 / R: 1824 ->1929 | | | | | | | |
4 | MICHAEL A PAPPACENO |4.0 |D 34|W 38|D 6|W 33|D 2|D 3|
NY | 12271460 / R: 2093 ->2087 | | | | | | | |
5 | SEAN N FINN |4.0 |L 27|W 23|W 21|D 7|W 13|D 8|
NJ | 12623958 / R: 2094 ->2082 | | | | | | | |
6 | CARLOS AVALOS |4.0 |W 22|W 35|D 4|D 2|W 15|L 1|
RI | 12533451 / R: 1939 ->1966 | | | | | | | |
7 | JACK HUTTON |4.0 |W 30|L 16|W 37|D 5|D 17|W 15|
NY | 12725632 / R: 1901 ->1926 | | | | | | | |
8 | MAX YELSKY |4.0 |W 44|L 15|W 27|D 17|W 18|D 5|
NJ | 12799909 / R: 1873 ->1906 | | | | | | | |
9 | SERGE ADELSON |4.0 |B |D 24|D 17|D 11|D 19|W 33|
NJ | 12590630 / R: 1866 ->1898 | | | | | | | |

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Part Two The Art of Sacrifice In Chess by Rudolf Spielmann

Here is the final segment containing three games with some annotations from the book "The Art of Sacrifcie In Chess" by Rudold Spielman. Naturally in Chess Flash format.

You can find part one of my post The Art of Sacrifice In Chess at this link Here.

All three games feature some sort of Exchange Sacrifice to gain postional advantage to execute a winning attack.

The first game is a King's Gambit Declined. R. Spielman played White against Tarrasch,complete with annotations from the book and Fritz 8.
Note that the reason behind white's 26. RxNf4 is so that White can established a Rook on f6 to bear down on Black's King. notes by Spielman.

Note: All three games updated in Chess Flash Vertical Orientation on May 3, 2009....diamondback

Here is a link with complete analysis of one more of Spielman's game at Chessville.

An Appreciation of Rudolf Spielman
Link added on May 3, 2009..........diamondback

Once again, Game One below, the opening is a King's Gambit Declined....diamondback


The second game is of the French Defense opening, Spielman played White against Dekker,complete with annotations from the book and Fritz 8.

White's 11th move Bxh7check exchange sacrifice allows white to queen his h pawn later in the game, which results in a win...Spielman


The third game features a Caro Kann Defense with Spielman playing white agains Tartakover, complete with annotations from the book and Fritz 8.

On white' 13th move Bd3, which allows black to take the rook with his bishop
is a full sacrifice of the exchange , with single minded idea of promoting
White's developement.....Spielman