Annotated Games I - Unclear pawn sacrifices in search of initiative

Annotated Games I - Unclear pawn sacrifices in search of initiative

Lions
Lions
Oct 17, 2017, 4:23 PM |
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Here are two recent games of mine that feature pawn sacrifices at the beginning of the middlegame in search of the initiative.  In the first, I play black in a Dutch Leningrad and sacrifice my e5 pawn to open up the game.  In the second, I play white in a King's Gambit where my opponent plays a slow opening, and I give up my d4 pawn to launch a direct attack.