Stephen Cheyney (2010) - Peter Radomskyj (2215) [B56]
US Amateur Team East/Parsippany,NJ (5) 2006
The game was played at Table 32, Board 2: #75 Tal Enders vs. #27 Westfield Chess Club
Initiating a powerful attack that requires precise play by Radomskyj to survive.
There were a lot of ways for Black to go wrong here:
Black has excellent compensation for the exchange and quickly turns his connected passed pawns and strong Bishop into an advantage.
This is an ingenious way of squelching White's counterplay.
28. Qxg5+ Qg7! (not 28... Kh8? 29. Rg4!! and due to the pin on the f-pawn it is White who owns the g-file) 29. Qxg7+ Kxg7 30. Rd4 Be4 31. Rd7+ (31. h6+?! Kxh6! 32. Rxe4 fxe4!) 31... Rf7! and Black's pawns will triumph.
Black makes the brave decision to sacrifice his pioneer passed pawn at d3 for an ingenious kingside attack. The alternative might be to very carefully defend with 29... Re8 30. a5 (30. Rxf5?? exf5 and the Queen covers at g7) 30... Be4 31. Qd7 Kf8 32. Qh7 Qg7 when Black appears eventually to untangle, but it is difficult to foresee.
Artificially isolating White's h-pawn.
A blunder that allows Black's kingside attack to gain deadly force.
Black has achieved his dream endgame scenario, as now White has no pieces to aid the Rook in stopping the pawns.
Cutting off the Rook by 53... Bg6! is faster, but the end is inevitable.
The following famous example of the "Pawn Steamroller" makes a nice comparison to the game above.
Eduard Gufeld - Lubomir Kavalek [C64]
WchT U26 09th/Marianske Lazne 1962
Black's pas sed pawns provide ample compensation for the piece, especially because they help to impede White's development.
Black has four pawns (though one is doubled) and an unstoppable central steamroller in progress. The threat is already to win by ...Rg1+ and ...Rag8 etc.
Black eliminates all pieces that can stand in the way of the pawns!
The double-Exchange sacrifice, which leaves Black down two Rooks for a piece and pawns, is what makes this game so stunning. Now nothing can stop the Black steamroller.
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