11396 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!
It's not everyday that I find a rook sacrifice to break the center, and tactical combinations for a king hunt. Please help me spot incorrect moves on my part. Thanks.
15.Qg6 mate is a bit better than Bxe6, no? You should probably have played Ba3 on move 8 as he is able to castle if you don't (which he should have done, making the game much less clear cut.)
However Rxe4 was great
8.Ba3 isn't a legal move.
Very nice game, the rook sacrifice was an excellent strategic move.
Nothing more fun then obliterating people that ignore castling.
15.Qg6 mate is a bit better than Bxe6, no?
wow! I did not see that 15.Qg6 mate! I forgot the Ba3 and queen crisscross. Thanks shambs.
...You should probably have played Ba3 on move 8 as he is able to castle if you don't (which he should have done, making the game much less clear cut.)
thanks bjazz, yes 8.Ba3 is not a legal move. I think he means 9.Ba3 instead of 9.O-O to immediate deny Black of castling. hmm, that would be nice strategy.
on second thoughts, I am now seeing that it was not a sacrifice at all, but a trade: a rook for a minor piece plus 2 pawns. That was my original plan, but as shambo pointed out, 15.Qg6++ will make 13.Rxe4 a rook sacrifice indeed instead of a trade. thanks lamp.
yes , this reminds me of Paul Morphy vs. Count Isouard:
4/1/2015 - Bringing The Enemy In
by Csharpe7 a few minutes ago
If You Could Pick One 2700+ Player to Be Your Coach
by beerpatzer01 5 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer--Why are people so blind about him?
by JDA1958 8 minutes ago
Saying can't move King when I should be able to...what's up?
by teagers 10 minutes ago
Ideas of the Opening
by Fiveofswords 22 minutes ago
Chess for Oldtimers --- Good Idea !
by cabadenwurt 23 minutes ago
Luck in Chess
by Elubas 26 minutes ago
by CAL06Chess 28 minutes ago
100 bullet games wins
by Strife33 29 minutes ago
My new checkmate that I invinted
by RonaldJosephCote 30 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!