Ukraine has long been a source of great chess and great chess players. As such, many famous chess games have been an all Ukrainian affair. Tonight’s winning chess move comes from one such game.
Ukrainian-American chess Grandmaster Sam Palatnik played a beautiful winning move over fellow Odessa native Grandmaster Efim Geller at the URS Team Cup in 1980.
GM Geller retreats his bishop to c6 and now white has a extraordinarily beautiful game winning move.
For another great moment in Ukrainian chess please check out the Winter issue of The Calchess Journal.