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I probably shouldn't have won this game--especially not after sacrificing my second rook--but I did. I chalk this one up to my opponent's greed.
Hannibal indeed. Thanks for the analysis--much better than mine.
I used to use this wing gambit but stopped because: (1) I don't see enough compensation for the pawn, (2) most of your opponents won't know the Sicilian that well, and even if they do the advantage they derive from that knowledge is usually less than a pawn!
7.Bc4? - Allows 7...Qxg2!, winning a pawn for free.
9...Be6? 10.d5! - Nice!
16...Kf8?? 17.Bb4+ - The accurate way to finish him off was 17.fxg8=Q+! Rxg8 18.Bb4+! and you win more material.
22.Bc5 "I should've played Nxe5 here, with mate the next move if he took the bishop" - Your move is superior to 22.Nxe5. Always assume your opponent will make the best move. After 22.Nxe5 Re4+ he wins your knight. Don't lose a knight angling for a mate-in-one.
22...Ra1 "I'm about to lose a rook, but his will be as good as gone when he takes it." - Yes!
"I love it when a plan comes together."
Excellent finish! :)
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Beware the man with nothing to lose.
by professorfreedom 5 years ago
I can't believe I won this.
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