Konstantin Dolgitser emigrated from the famous little chess world city of Riga, Latvia. The following game from my archives should tickle your ribs.
White: J. Schroer vs. Black: K. Dolgitser QGD (D37)
1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. d:c5 B:c5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. Rd1 Qa5 10. a3 Be7 11. Nd2
At the time, both the text and 11. Rd2 were hot items in the analytical world.
11…e5 12. Bg5 d4 13. Nb3 Qd8 14. e:d4 N:d4 15. N:d4 e:d4 16. Be2?!
After the slightly better 16. B:f6 B:f6 17. Nd5, black is slightly better.
16. …Qa5! 17. B:f6 B:f6 18. b4 Qe5 19. Nd5 Bf5 20. Qb2
White finds himself reduced to almost forced movement. Black control of the e-file and the fact that the King has not castled assures a superior square count edge for Black.
20. …Rfe8 21. f4 Q:d5!
With this I procure 2/bs an advanced passed d-pawn, Rooks on the open e-file with their penetration into the guts of the White position. My understanding of Tal’s creativity is based upon accepting risks by making strategically sound sacrifices, while having confidence to find solutions to hidden resources of the defense.-KD.
22. c:d5 d3 23. Qb3 R:e2+ 24. Kf1 Rae8 25. Qc4 Bh4! 26. Qc3 d2 27. g4! Bd3! 28. d6 Bb5 29.d7 Re3+ 30. Kg1 R:c3 31. d:e8/Q+ B:e8 32. R:d2 Bc6 33. Rd1 Re3 34. g5 Re1+ 35. R:e1 B:e1 36. Kf1 B:h1 37. K:e1 Kf8 White Resigns (0-1).
Once again part of victory emerges in this game due to failure to castle to remove the King from the central files where it tends to be exposed in the opening phase. KD carried out a splendid attack in the nature of his hero Mikhail Tal whom he emulated clearly in this exciting chess battle. Perhaps a main feature of chess is the willingness to accept risks that often determine the path to victory.-Kindred.