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What is the greatest amount of material sacrificed for a winning positional advantage? It cannot be a tactical sacrifice. No man or computer should be able to see to the point of material gain or checkmate.
I don't know many games, but Waitzkin's double exchange sacrifice is the greatest one I know of sacrificing 4 pawns of material (or was it 3? I can't remember). It seems like there would be much better out there.
Also, could anyone provide games where a queen was sacrificed for a positional advantage?
Marshall's imortal i believe has a great queen sac
Where do I start?
Anywhere or nowhere.
@ChristianSoldier: I agree that that's a great queen sacrifice, but I definitely classify this as tactical since accepting it leads to mate in 2.
I scraficed 2 knights for check mate ! :) and here is the game:
yeah that sac definately wasn't positional lol
I actually wrote a paper on the different type of sacrifices but sadly I can't post it on chess.com
It really all depends on how strictly you define "positional sacrifice". What about this game? Does this count? I mean, it obviously appears to be short and tactical, but White already had overwhelming long-term pressure when a blunder cut the game short. Had Black played differently, it could have gone on much longer but White would most likely have still won eventually.
Serper V nikolidas something or other 1993
Serper Sacs (2 Queens, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights, and 2, Rooks, and nets enough of an advantage to promote 2 Pawns (one of the Queens Saced was promoted to) and wins with an overwelming victory)
Here is the game
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