Inside Chess 1997/15
Two Classical Sacrifices: Made and Unmade
by GM Leonid Shamkovich
The classical Bxh7+ sacrifice is one of the first, and most useful, "stock" sacrifices we all learn. Here are two examples of this recurring combinational theme.
Shamkovich,Leonid - Hunt,D
U.S. Amateur Team (ch), 1997
Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik [B14]
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7
A fashionable move is 6...Bb4!?.
7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.0-0 Nxc3?!
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