Grandmaster Wang Hao is the highest rated player from China and one of the best chess players in the world. He is one of only 4 chinese players to ever cross the FIDE 2700 barrier. In this game he requested we cover he was only 18 years old but was already rated 2650. In this “China vs. Russia” tournament, the game open with a Sicilian and ends up with some WILD piece sacrifices. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE WITH **FULL TEXT INTERVIEW ** AS WELL AS ANOTHER GAME BY WANG HAO, AND INTERACTIVE CHESS BOARD OF THE GAME: http://www.iChess.net/2011/09/02/wang-hao-chess-inteview/
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[Event “Russia vs China Match”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[White “Wang Hao”]
[Black “Artyom Timofeev”]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 a6
7. Bf1 Bg4 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 10. e5 Ng8 11. e6 Bxe6
12. Rxe6 fxe6 13. Qb3 Na5 14. Qe3 Rc8 15. Nc3 Qd6 16. g3 g6
17. Bh3 Bh6 18. Qe2 Rc6 19. Bg5 Kf8 20. Re1 Kg7 21. Bxh6+ Nxh6
22. Bxe6 Re8 23. Nxd5 Ng4 24. Qd2 Nf6 25. Qxa5 b6 26. Nxf6
exf6 27. Qd2 Re7 28. Kg2 b5 29. h4 h5 30. Bb3 Rcc7 31. d5 1-0