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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?
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.
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.
Well, I like to say that any sacrifice that works is sound. But I also play the bongcloud...
Well, I like to say that any sacrifice that works is sound.
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.
@celticliberal, No, we don't. there are kids on this site.
yes, i'm talking to you, in the post right below me.
I'm dying of laughter
thank you @dike93 and the other guy. we need more people like u
I sent a report g-man15....hopefully these type of people will be kciked out soon from this site. :)
@g-man15 that was just so funny though
Stockfish confirms the sack was totally sound and taking the queen is basically a losing move. However, the queen can be declined, and Qc2 was objectively a somewhat stronger move (not by a huge amount though). In terms of a blitz game though, *&^! yeah, cool move.
It takes less chess-balls to sac a queen (unforced) in a quicky. The sac is dubious ( to say the least) , but still : both me and Tal are pleased.
Like Confusion said : .......... your move. Tik-tak Tik-tak
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