Old School Queen Sacrifice - Wonderfully Executed!

Oct 30, 2007, 8:26 AM |

Here's a great game De la Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, Alexander. Black gives his Queen away early in the opening for a couple of pieces and launches a violent attack with his remaining pieces to prevail. A very exciting game that happened in the 1800s no less. Chess is ageless indeed.

Thanks to Loek van Wely and Jan van Reek for providing the game.