11228 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I've just played this game which involved a queen sacrifice in order to continue my attack, and oddly enough the only move after the final position was to capture my pawn en passant, if it wasn't for that it would have been checkmate. I'd like to know whether, if black had taken the pawn, (he didn't in the game) whether he/she would have won in the end or whether i would have had a checkmate in a few moves anyway, because i think i took quite a big risk (and i'm very bad at chess).
Brave move to sacrifice your queen, good game, well done!
holy shit...! this is so stupid...lolzzz
Completely unsound sacrifice, that worked because of the playing level of the players. While we all would like to pull off a queen sac, the bigger question i have is this.
"because i think i took quite a big risk (and i'm very bad at chess)."
Why are you playing unsound sacrifices without fully understanding them, and as you admit being bad at chess. Id put the time and energy into understanding the position, instead of getting into the bad habit of making unsound sac's.
yeah i was surprised my opponent didn't capture the pawn en passant (and a friend pointed out thqt i woul haave been in a losing position afterwards!)
what should i have done instead though on the move where the bishop was forking tthe queen and rook?
Sacrificing a queen for a bishop in order to have one check after 25 moves can hardly be described as a good idea.
Just for the record, in the final position Black is winning.
If the blacks had moved one of their rooks on the field of the white ones, wouldn't have been just simple enough to protect their black king, because here, I guess, this sacrifice was very risky as a whole. However, I think this is a victory of the whites by chance, because the player hasn't expected anything good from his opponent to defend himself. Oh god, this comment took me 20minutes to correct because of my 1000 mistakes and it's still wrong, sorry for the poor english.
I came across this by accident, looking for something completely different. This comment may not seem completely appropriate here, but it would be nice to see responses that were a little less sharp sounding. Yes, the queen/bishop trade was completely unsound, because yes, the position is precarious, at best, for white, after the pawn capture. However, lets all TRY to remember the days when we were complete beginners, still learning how to capture en passent. (For the masters, I can understand if you learned at 3 years old, and can't really remember back then... ). My comments are often viewed as hate and contempt by many, including some of the moderators. Further, I have been careless in the past and inserted insults in my comments. I have tried to leave this point as straightforward as possible. I want hrb to take away from my comment, that, in this case, the move, though extremely brave, was a bit of a miscalculation. I think the IM who commented on this post merely wanted you to be a bit more careful before exchanging out pieces. I'm not sure if you are a beginner anymore, so I appologize if that is the case. I also want everyone else who commented to be more careful with your phrasing. Lets all, like I said, remember what its like to be a beginner, and not do anything to put fear in the hearts of brave creative people.
Ashley's Million-dollar chess tourney - but bring your own clocks
by ashikuzzaman a few minutes ago
10/20/2014 - Anand - Radjabov, Linares 2009 Analysis
by ReyRambler1960 2 minutes ago
Amazingly Hard Chess Puzzle
by Uncia_Uncia 4 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Champions
by bartiscool 32 minutes ago
by JamieDelarosa 34 minutes ago
I am done with chess.com
by Fresh_from_the_Oven 50 minutes ago
Free Will vs. Determinism in Chess
by colinsaul 50 minutes ago
Windows Phone 8 Beta Testers Needed
by sergrnz 65 minutes ago
My Best Games
by Meet_Your_Sensei 67 minutes ago
by achintyavatsraj0680 68 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!