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Why was this a blunder?

  • #1
    Played this game earlier. Very enjoyable, however after analysis it seems that there are a couple of things in which I don't see the logic of commented below. I don't understand why sacrificing the Knight or Bishop in this game achieves anything? Thanks in advance.
     

     

  • #2
    patrickbarks wrote:
    Played this game earlier. Very enjoyable, however after analysis it seems that there are a couple of things in which I don't see the logic of commented below. I don't understand why sacrificing the Knight or Bishop in this game achieves anything? Thanks in advance.
     

     

    If you run the analysis as a diamond member, I am sure that it goes far enough to show you what it is thinking:

     

  • #3
     
    This is the position reached in the analysis. I only have a Platinum membership.  I would guess that the Diamond analysis goes farther.
     
    Basically, both sacrifices have you going after a lonely king. Black's queen is out of play. The king is out and vulnerable to attack.
     
     

    This position seems unclear to you?

  • #4

    I didn't calculate it all out, but after 11. Nxg5+ fxg5 12. Qh5+ Kg7 13. Bc4 (or 13. Bxg5) Black is about to be mated at f7, in the style of Damiano's Defense.

  • #5

    Some things to think about. Thanks guys for the comments. 

  • #6
    notmtwain wrote:
    patrickbarks wrote:
    Played this game earlier. Very enjoyable, however after analysis it seems that there are a couple of things in which I don't see the logic of commented below. I don't understand why sacrificing the Knight or Bishop in this game achieves anything? Thanks in advance.
     

     

    If you run the analysis as a diamond member, I am sure that it goes far enough to show you what it is thinking:

     

     

    Thanks, I didn't know the analysis was capable of this. I didn't realise it played out an alternative. 

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