You lost your queen!

You lost your queen!

Apr 23, 2016, 9:32 AM |

Opponent removing my queen from the board:

You lost your queen

Myself checking with my rook:

But you lost the game.  (I said with a wink.)

This is the words said after my first offline “important” chess game.  I'm not sure why Owan said what he did since we traded queens (in his mind) but whatever the case, that is what happened.  I don’t feel as good about the game as I usually would.  Anyone who studied chess would have, at one time, seen a back-rank queen sacrifice. But, there is always one who hasn’t and I was just lucky enough to run into him.  The game is below…

My very first win in a mini-tournament (drew my fourth and lost my sixth).  Scoring 4.5 (out of 6) points ending with 4-1-1. 

My last win of the tournament or the fifth game, I played the Sicilian again hoping for the same results as above.  But my opponent had his own ideas and left the end of the middle-game in this position…

That’s two queen sacrifices in one event!  What can I say?  Please let me know what you think in the comments!