Verifying Georgiev and Kolev-The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
Here is game #24 from The Sharpest Sicilian 2012(The Sicilian Najforf) from Chess Stars by GMs Kiril Georgiev and Atanas Kolev.
This is a truly fantastic book that explains well, analyzes deeply and gives 46 annotated games as well.
I did my best to check the analysis of just one game and after an afternoon’s work I’m not sure I found everying or checked every possible nook and cranny. There is tons of deep and original analysis give in the annotated games. I cannot possibily do it justice as an amateur but here are my findings for this game.
Papadopoulos,Ioannis (2450) – Kolev,Atanas (2569)
Sicilian Najdorf English Attack 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3[B90]
Athens Acropolis op-A 24th Chalkida (3), 12.08.2009
Black has initiated complex counteplay with 17…Nxf2. Black is willing to sacrifice the exchange for activity. How should white respond?
- 18.Nxd7(as played)
- Something else
White to Play