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  • #6841

    Firethorn I swear I really don't see the kill after 19.Bxh3 ... Ng3 seems to cover everything.

  • #6842

    Ng3 may well cover everything for now, but White is just a pawn down with Black having an ongoing attack and a positional edge after something like ...Rd8.

  • #6843
  • #6844
    Firethorn15 wrote:

    Ng3 may well cover everything for now, but White is just a pawn down with Black having an ongoing attack and a positional edge after something like ...Rd8.

    No no, I mean taking the bishop 19.Bxh3 gxh3 and then what? If 20.Rg5 Ng3 or Kh2 and if 20.Qxh3 Ng3 and there's no mate in Rh5, the knight covers it.

  • #6845
  • #6846
  • #6847

     Not as cute as the previous posts smothered mate, but, still, a recent game with an exchange sacrifice to gain the initiative in a line of the Sicilian I've not (I think) encountered before.

     

     

  • #6848
     
    [Event "Chess Knight Cup - Round 1"]
    [Site "Chess.com"]
    [Date "2016.10.25"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "mackoko"]
    [Black "AWARDCHESS"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "1676"]
    [BlackElo "1655"]
    [Termination "AWARDCHESS won by checkmate"]
    [TimeControl "1 in 3 days"]
    [ECO "B07"]
    [CurrentPosition "rn3k1r/ppp3bp/5np1/4p1N1/4P1b1/1PQ5/P1P2PPP/RNBqK2R w KQ - 3 11"]

    1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bc4 Bg7 4.Bxf7+ { (+0.66 → -1.59) Mistake. The best move was Nc3. } ( 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.O-O Nc6 6.d4 O-O 7.d5 Na5 8.Be2 c6 ) 4...Kxf7 5.Ng5+ Kf8 6.Qf3+ { (-1.81 → -2.62) Inaccuracy. A better move was d4. } ( 6.d4 Nc6 7.d5 h6 8.Nf3 Ne5 9.h3 Nxf3+ 10.Qxf3+ Bf6 ) 6...Nf6 7.d4 { (-2.13 → -2.97) Inaccuracy. A better move was Qb3. } ( 7.Qb3 Qe8 8.d3 h6 9.Nf3 b6 10.O-O e5 11.Nc3 Nc6 ) 7...e5 { (-2.77 → -2.06) Inaccuracy. A better move was h6. } ( 7...h6 8.Nh3 g5 9.Qe3 Nc6 10.f3 e5 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Nf2 ) 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.b3 { (-1.74 → -4.77) Blunder. The best move was Qb3. } ( 9.Qb3 Qe7 10.Be3 b6 11.Nd2 Nc6 12.O-O Ke8 13.Qc3 Qd7 ) 9...Bg4 { (-4.82 → -2.63) Mistake. The best move was h6. } ( 9...h6 10.Nc3 hxg5 11.Bxg5 Nc6 12.Qg3 b6 13.O-O Ba6 14.Rfd1 ) 10.Qc3 { (-2.69 → -318.00) Blunder. The best move was Qxg4. } ( 10.Qxg4 Nxg4 11.Ne6+ Kf7 12.Nxd8+ Rxd8 13.f3 Nf6 14.Be3 Nc6 ) 10...Qd1#
    0-1
    https://www.chess.com/daily/game/148407386?page=1
     
  • #6849
    Anyone else unable to view page 342 from the iPhone app? Mine views the rest of the thread no bother but that page crashes my phone every time -_-
  • #6850
    raintong wrote:
     

    That's a fairly well-known trap in the Budapest Defense. I've reached that position before playing Black.

  • #6851
  • #6852

      @W-Luke: I had a look at the suggestion (the position also piqued my interest), albeit only with the on-site engine (which gave a consistent -2.70 in blacks favour, over -2.01 in declining the sacrifice); whilst you are correct in that it prevents any checkmating ideas, I think you might have to give back the knight in return, something along the lines of this:

  • #6853

    I love the Black side of the French, but I play 1.e4 about half of the time, so I face the unpleasantness of playing against the French. Lately I've been playing the Exchange variation, which is a poor way to strive for advantage as White. Nonetheless, players of Black sometimes get lazy when equality is offered so easily.

  • #6854
  • #6855

    My first game against a titled player.

     

  • #6856
  • #6857

    In the last game, there's a pretty cool checkmate



  • #6858
    alexm2310 wrote:

    In the last game, there's a pretty cool checkmate



     

    yes, but i was happy to win against such a strong player. i didn't look at this line.

  • #6859

    This game happens a lot in bullet. Sometimes even in blitz. If you do this as black, please reconsider your use of premove happy.png

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. b4! Nf6 5. bxa5 1-0

     

  • #6860
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