Jim West Talks Chess: Double Bishop Sacrifice

Recently I played this game where I sacrificed my bishops to force a winning queen versus rook ending.


  • 7 years ago


    great game...and i thought that black started really excellent,but white finally deserved the win....not only because of the great sacrifices but because it is relative the fact that 2 Bishops are 6 points and one rook 5....

  • 7 years ago


    very interesting and nice game!

    thanks for posting

  • 7 years ago


    white's play seemed more brilliant

  • 7 years ago


    I was at this event, and I saw the position at about move 40 and figured it was a win for Black with some technical difficulty.

    I came back just before move 50 and wondered how you had managed to "lose" one of the Bishops.

    The resulting K+Q vs K+R ending could have been difficult, but White's K was not well placed to defend it.

  • 7 years ago


    that is why two bishops are amazing. cool game!

  • 7 years ago


    beautiful... I believe you had a winning endgame even keeping the bishops, but that was a nice and simple way to finish it. It takes some guts and precision to go for sacrifices like that.

  • 7 years ago


    Very nice... the pawns on the sixth are deadly weapons.

  • 7 years ago


    Nice game!
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