Attack vs. passivity?

Jan 25, 2014, 3:09 PM |

David, that was such an inventive & clever attack you played against me yesterday!  Do you remember how we proceeded from the 11th move?  I know that within another 4 or 5, you were a piece up for a couple of pawns or so, and with a strong king-side attack still in swing.

And already you could be ahead, materially, with 11.NxR.  If 11...QxN then 12.BxB Pc7xB ... and black has a backward pawn on d6, and is down "the exchange" (minor piece for rook) with only a pawn in compensation.  But was that enuf for you?  Oh no.  You wanted my king, and you wanted it now.