Bishop Sac Wins Queen, Match...

learningthemoves

This match was just a fun little 3 minute blitz game.

As I developed my minor pieces, I went on the attack when something "leapt out" at me.

It was a few moves in the making, but a beautiful combination beginning with what looked like an innocent blunder on my part won the queen and led to victory.

Check it out and enjoy!



AndyClifton

Er...oops.  But after 8 d4, looks like you've just hung a piece.

learningthemoves
AndyClifton wrote:

Er...oops.  But after 8 d4, looks like you've just hung a piece.

Look again my friend! Wink

AndyClifton

And how is looking again supposed to alter the picture for me?  It doesn't, I'm afraid.

ivandh

You can't argue with him, he is wearing a tie!!

learningthemoves
AndyClifton wrote:

And how is looking again supposed to alter the picture for me?  It doesn't, I'm afraid.

They must be showing you a different game? I'm playing as black and move 8 is: ...Nxf3+

Does it show you something different?

learningthemoves
ivandh wrote:

You can't argue with him, he is wearing a tie!!

Wearing the tie must've been a good move. It got a double exclam!!

ivandh
learningthemoves wrote:
AndyClifton wrote:

And how is looking again supposed to alter the picture for me?  It doesn't, I'm afraid.

They must be showing you a different game? I'm playing as black and move 8 is: ...Nxf3+

Does it show you something different?

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ivandh

Andy is saying that if white played 8 d4 the sac would not have worked.

AndyClifton

Yeah, sometimes you think you're communicating...and then it turns out you're not.

learningthemoves

Oh I see now. Thanks for that. Guess I got lucky he "bit the bait" then. 

I certainly would have had to come up with something altogether different  to showcase had he played it differently for sure, I concur. 

onthehouse

Not to worry. Chess is a game of weak moves and blunders.

bronsteinitz

The conversation is as profound as the game.

learningthemoves
bronsteinitz wrote:

The conversation is as profound as the game.

I agree Bronsteinitz and have always been in favor of profundity. Embarassed

The bottom line is there are endless variations of "what ifs, would haves, should haves and could haves",

but none of those happened. What did happen was the calculated execution of a bishop sacrifice resulting in material and positional advantages netting the win.

AndyClifton

botvinnikolaevsky

learningthemoves

Nimzofisch

Jadeite
learningthemoves wrote:

but none of those happened. What did happen was the calculated execution

Well, that didn't happen either. Blunders happened.

learningthemoves
Jadeite wrote:
learningthemoves wrote:

but none of those happened. What did happen was the calculated execution

Well, that didn't happen either. Blunders happened.

Yeah, it did happen or I wouldn't have said it did. I calculated my opponent would bite the bait which he did then took advantage of his anticipated blunder with the execution to capitalize on it.

It wasn't like, "oh he blundered so let me punish him for it."

No, his "blunder" itself was setup by my sacrificing my bishop.

Had I not moved the bishop to be sacrificed, he wouldn't have had the opportunity to blunder by capturing it.

The fact everything went according to plan is all the proof needed that my calculations were correct.

If you're "above" enjoying something like that or can't take anything away from it, then you're not the intended audience.

I simply chose to showcase this sac to show how a sacrifice can be planned and executed resulting in positional, material and dynamic advantages.

Anyone who thinks they're proving something by being "smug" or trying to diminish the successful execution or win is sad.

bronsteinitz

Learning, seriously now :

- or you are learning the moves, playing fast games against not so strong opposition, having à ball when they screw up and post your joy all over chess.com. Nothing wrong with that...

- or you want to learn to play this game properly, and then you Will have to play better moves that Will resist correct counterplay. If you do not play more solidly, you Will not improve against good players.

Just make sure that we know what you are up to.

Great game!!

gadiper

Just a note : You can't calculate that your opponent will bite on the bait - I believe that's called "Hope Chess" , because you can HOPE that your opponent will bite the bait.