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Why is 19...c1+ a 'Brilliant' move?

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ghefley

I don't feel Brilliant. Quite the contrary, I feel like it was a Blunder and only by happy accident did I take the field. I also feel like I might be missing something, 

Wintanna

19...Rc1+ is the only move that leads to checkmate. It's also a rook sacrifice, and I think that's why Chess.com classifies it as brillant.

ghefley
Wintanna wrote:

19...Rc1+ is the only move that leads to checkmate. It's also a rook sacrifice, and I think that's why Chess.com classifies it as brillant.

Ah... that does sound brilliant (little 'b')... happy.png thanks!

NguyenVanTrieu

help https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/live/102685893583?tab=review&move=42

i dont have vip help me

magipi
ghefley wrote:

I don't feel Brilliant. Quite the contrary, I feel like it was a Blunder and only by happy accident did I take the field.

Is there any particular reason that you didn't check the engine analysis? Bizarre.

Rc1+ is the best move that leads to forced mate, so I don't know how is that a blunder in your book.

CM_Nivan

Yes

Francescos73

rc1 deflects the bishop so it cannot protect the rook anymore leading to checkmate

Chess4fun_07
Francescos73 wrote:

rc1 deflects the bishop so it cannot protect the rook anymore leading to checkmate

That is actually, literally amazing!!

QathetMike

May I ask- why didn't you use move 11 to go Nc2 to attack the white rook?

Thepasswordis1234
QathetMike wrote:

May I ask- why didn't you use move 11 to go Nc2 to attack the white rook?

honestly, stockfish says to play Bd6... How strange

ghefley

Thanks everyone. There are so many variables and fluxuations in power and balance, it is really difficult for me to see the "whole board" ... most of the questions that ask me "why didn't you...?" can be answered with "because I'm not that good yet... but I will be.". happy.png

medelpad
#5 why are you so aggressive? No reason to act like such a moron
Optimissed

It is a really good move too. Hard to find for many people less than 1700 FIDE. Black would win the game anyway but the material is level so it counts as brilliant.