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sacrifice and tactics


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    MarvsC

     

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    Britneyfan

    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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    bjazz

    shambo wrote:

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Lampman

    Very nice game, the rook sacrifice was an excellent strategic move.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    AtahanT

    Nothing more fun then obliterating people that ignore castling.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    MarvsC

    shambo wrote:

    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.Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    MarvsC

    bjazz wrote:
    shambo wrote:

    ...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.)


    8.Ba3 isn't a legal move.


    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    MarvsC

    Lampman wrote:

    Very nice game, the rook sacrifice was an excellent strategic move.


    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.Wink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    MarvsC

    AtahanT wrote:

    Nothing more fun then obliterating people that ignore castling.


    yes Laughing , this reminds me of Paul Morphy vs. Count Isouard:

     


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