K. Popkin - N. Bellon 0-1 - misplayed attack sequence

K. Popkin - N. Bellon 0-1 - misplayed attack sequence

lichessclub
lichessclub
Sep 28, 2014, 7:18 PM |
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After a poor defensive move on my part, my opponent correctly played the Knight sac 18. Nxe6!, but did not follow through correctly and I was able to win with a piece up.  My own personal rule is that I will not sacrifice material unless I clearly see the line through (no speculative or "intuitive" sacs for me).  This is why it's useless to congratulate yourself after correctly guessing the first move of a combination when studying from tactic books - it only counts if you see the whole line.  I got lucky here because I should not have played 18...fxe6.