Two Queen Sac's

Jan 5, 2016, 1:49 PM |

I don't think I've ever really sacrificed a Queen, or if I did it was purely by mistake that turned out to be in my favor.  In the beginning of 2016 the opportunity presented itself twice in one week.  One was a gamble, the other took advantage of a weak back rank.


The Gamble

The weak back rank.  Here Black has no choice but to take else he will be mated.  It didn't matter as after Blacks Rook takes Whites queen mate is inevitable.
Two Queen sac's for the new year.  It only took 4 years.