Searching for Compensation (States Round 5)

Mar 3, 2014, 3:54 PM |

A few months back, I studied Tal all the time. I became obsessed with his bizzare sacrifices with questionable compensation. This culminated in me sacrficing a piece in a winning game at Empire Open and turning it into a loss, costing me quite a bit of prize money and rating points. After that, I only sacrificed pawns (except, of course, out of desperation), and lost part of my attacking instinct.

This game is a good example.