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Sound queen sacrifice?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    Jason_P7

    Hello everyone, this is a game that I played recently in which I sacked the queen for what I thought was a dangerous attack.  The time controls were 4/0 and I ended up winning but I couldn't find an immediate win and felt i was lucky to receive some inaccurate play from my opponent.  I would appreciate any thoughts or analysis.  Specifically, do you think this sacrifice was sound?

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    RobertKaucher

    Yes, your move was perfectly sound. But it really depends on the follow up. Did Black take the queen and if so, which pawn did you capture in reply?  17. gxf6 or 17. gxh6? But I agree this would be very hard to see otb at the 1500 level.

     

    Good game!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Jason_P7

    Thanks for the reply.  The game continued 16. Nxc4  17. gxf6 but I couldn't find a decisive continuation and ended up playing a few blunders.  Luckily, my opponent did as well.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    ivandh

    Well, I like to say that any sacrifice that works is sound. But I also play the bongcloud...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    Chess_Enigma

    ivandh wrote:

    Well, I like to say that any sacrifice that works is sound.


    +1

    Best you could get is a pawn and to bishops for the queen. But in a 4 min game it clearly worked!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    RobertKaucher

    Chess_Enigma wrote:
    ivandh wrote:

    Well, I like to say that any sacrifice that works is sound.


    +1

    Best you could get is a pawn and to bishops for the queen. But in a 4 min game it clearly worked!

     


    Disagree with this evaluation. Black's king is toast. White will soon have two bishops and a rook breathing fire down his neck.


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