The Sacrifice

TheOmerta
I am posting this only to show that position is
sometimes better than holding on to a piece
that will be deadlocked.
My knight works to clear a path
Sacrifice in move 8
(also..I think my opponent played perfect)

vijaykulkarni

Seems Ur opponent did not concentrate on initial development and cramped himself too much.. I felt he could have recovered by playing more accurately.. Keep posting.. I enjoyed the review

MBickley

No, sacrificing to unlock a position is completely wrong.

TheOmerta
MBickley wrote:

No, sacrificing to unlock a position is completely wrong.


Why? I won the game.

So it is not "completely wrong", is it?

Koravel

"Sacrificing to unlock a position is completely wrong?" I think every Grandmaster would entirely disagree with you. Kasparov did this many times, and he was arguably the best chess master ever.

vijaykulkarni

Sacrificing itself is not wrong.. but Na3 took the N in to wrong position and then Black advanced the c pawn to c4 instead of cxd4.. so it created a sort of position for white to sac N.. Follow up by black was not as solid as it should have been.. many weak moves thereafter..

Magryx

Sacrificing to open a position isn't wrong, as long as once the position is open ,  Ur opponent doesn't have a development lead!

 

And another thing, if u wanted to open the position, why did u close it with c5 anyway?

TheOmerta
Magryx wrote:

 

And another thing, if u wanted to open the position, why did u close it with c5 anyway?


The pawn in move 4 to C5?  This did open my position. I use my bishops alot, sacrifice the knights