Share your brilliant moves!!

WSama

I'm positive we all play a brilliant move (!!) from time to time. Post yours here:

WSama

20.Rxg7+ is a most brilliant move. What could be criticized is my attack in its entirety. It's full of holes, making it a bit unsteady on those waters, but it is a battleship nonetheless. I would avoid this specific attack against a master level player in a rapid game, though. But I calculated that I was much superior to my opponent as far as tactics go, and formulated a very interesting attack based partly on this. Partly, anyway.

WSama

I suppose the real question is why play something so unstable, why replace Solaris with some lab experiment? The answer is simple. Just as in combat, or war, all battles are partly unstable, unless of course we're playing for a draw. To win, we risk losing, but in chess, and in war, we challenge ourselves and put it all on our skills, as opposed to flipping a coin. We bet on stratagems, and our will to win.

WSama
PawnstormPossie wrote:

I would say it's a "great" move. A "winning" move. "Best" move.

How many other winning moves do you have?

What about 18...Qh6 or 17.Qg3? What does the "brilliant" analysis say?

18...Qh6 is a blunder. As soon as I saw that I felt relieved 😊. Share some of your Brilliant moves Pawnstorm. It doesn't have to be deemed so by a computer. Just a move you couldn't stop smiling over.

WSama

I started off as a defensive player. Then transitioned to attacking. But at a certain level of play I realized I needed deep positional understanding, and that's what I'm still working on. Battling to wield the two as one.

WSama

I'm probably like a dragon with doves all over my armoured plates. And a rabbit at my foot that occasionally drops off to show me the rabbit hole. Not to mention a thousand year old tortoise that pops up with some strange words at the most frustrating moments.

Lol just share a few moves already.

WSama

That's a beautiful move.

blueemu
18. ... Ne5!
 

 

WSama

That's a !! move. I believe the inventor of chess notation intended for us to sound the 'brrr' winsomely.

18.Ne5, freeing the bishop and attacking the kingside while protecting against mate and giving back material all in one go. 

blueemu
PawnstormPossie wrote:

Wait...this the don't try at home?

Yup.

WSama
WSama wrote:

That's a !! move. I believe the inventor of chess notation intended for us to sound the 'brrr' winsomely.

18.Ne5, freeing the bishop and attacking the kingside while protecting against mate and giving back material all in one go. 

Yes, sir. That's bilabially palatal. Brrr uh...brrrilliant...brr

MarkWing97
 

Stockfish told me this piece sac was briliant in post-analysis.

WSama

Wow, that is full of tactical surprises. It's a surprise party. Nice.

Squidward18Q

 

Squidward18Q

It was the most brilliant move I've ever played...

WSama

That's a move worthy of a grandmaster. 1.e4 - the voyage to the stars.

Squidward18Q
WSama wrote:

That's a move worthy of a grandmaster. 1.e4 - the voyage to the stars.

agreed

romannosejob

my favourite ever move was deemed a mistake by stockfish, so some way short of brilliant.

 

 

The problem it creates black is he's just locked his queen out of the game, Whites queen and dark square bishop threaten to get super active, attacking F7, the rook, making checks against the king who is now open.

 

The computer doesn't like it, much, it whirs away for a bit before it realizes taking would be bad and it isn't a massive blunder, it says you just ignore the sacrifice and block with the knight, but solving that over the board is easier said than done. indeed, my opponent did actually decline but just chose to move the rook and ended up getting swept away.

 

Not a sound move at all but this is the sort of thing I kinda wish I could play all the time.

WSama

That is a beautiful move indeed. It's game play such as this, such initiative, that sweeps off mediocrity - much like blowing off cob' and dust off the board.

kaukasar

Feels wonderful to be able to join the brilliant club! happy.png I thought that you had to be at least an expert to get those. Computer loves my rook sac for mate and so do i!