Bishop sacrifice on g4 – part 1.

A few week ago I played an interesting game in Isle of Man that featured a bishop sacrifice on g4. This is obviously not a general theme in just any position, but I will give two examples of how this sacrifice can be an excellent idea for Black in situations where Black’s dark squared bishop is fianchettoed, as usually occurs in the King’s Indian and the Sicilian Dragon. I will start with an example from the Dragon and then give an example from the King’s Indian. I believe it is important to recognize this kind of theme at the board and to be constantly aware of the possibility in situations where it matters. Let’s start with how it can look in the Dragon:

My game from Isle of Man will be published on Thursday.