The Hungry Rook.

Nov 27, 2011, 11:35 AM |

A while back I had started a thread in the forums about brilliancies.  Of course, under the massive volume of everything that comprises, the beautiful games have been buried and forgotten.  I wanted to resurrect some of them at least temporarily.  Here is one I like:

Sir Alfred Kempe was a British Ecclesiastical barrister and diocesean chancellor best known for his work as an amateur mathematician. Several of his amateur chess games had been published in various chess periodicals of his day and later in various games collections.

In this game, he sacs his Queen to let his Rook eat pieces like Pac-man, then allows the Rook its own sacrificial demise to force mate.