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Having recently been caught out by a piece sacrifice to convert an advanced pawn I was finally able to pass the lesson along. The lesson being that if you can get your pawns into advanced positions you can often find a piece sacrifice to Queen the pawn.
The lesson learned:
The lesson passed on:
Last move is a little tricky. Thanks for that.
This one seems quite strange at first, but is actually a well known position. (If not by patzers, then at master level.)
Oh man. I posted the whole thing solution and all.
Reposted it as a puzzle.
1st of the two is fantastic. Thanks for the posts.
There's no end to these. This one is worth analyzing after it's "over."
I've gotta add this one. It is the ultimate.
(Damn I've given half the puzzle away already.)
Sure thing. Please send me the link.
I blew that one too. I was reluctant to play the pawn sac d7 and moved the bish instead.
I'm starting a thread on Correct Endgame Exchanges.
Please feel free to post any examples on the topic that you find interesting.
Oops, moved a7 too quick
That's not a bad effort and makes for a nice little puzzle. The 1 move mate threat forces precise play from white.
From my "best win" (online chess) game.
I ran it through an engine to make sure it qualifies as a puzzle with single "correct" moves, and it does that in spades. Makes me feel even better about the win. Incidentally I saw the player in question on your list of recent opponents. "somaja" he was rated 2111 at the time and I was 1958.
I was marginally up in material at the time when the puzzle begins, but as there is a mating attack on my king, it is the tempo that makes the difference.
I think it even qualifies under this heading "Thematic Sacrifices"
Lol. The cheek of it.
I'm not really playing enough games to have examples of this kind yet. As it happens I'm playing a friendly where I "sacrificed" a piece for 2 pawns. It later turned into 3 pawns - all passed and my friend has decided to give the piece back for 2 of the pawns. Alas, I fear for him it wil be not enough.
That one's rather neat. When are you going to show an example from one of your games?
This one was too good to let it get past my net.
Yes, I made the same mistake. I'm sure plenty of GMs would also.
Very cool resource from black to draw. I promoted to queen thinking "What could be wrong with that?"
Wow. I'd have never got that in a real game.
Stole another puzzle off Tactics Trainer.
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