I remember seeing a Joel Benjamin game from the US Championships a while back in the Pirc where he sacked a Knight on e4, and so I decided next time I got this position, I would do it. This game is really a comedy of errors...Oh and it was a 15 5 game, and White was about 2100. The pgn is at the bottom of the page.
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. f3?!
This move is just lame....
The Suggested Antidote.
What is he doing!?!
Probably not good enough, but I felt provoked!
6. Ke2 Qf2+ 7. Kd3 Nc5+ 8. Kc4
BLACK TO PLAY AND FORCE MATE
Looking back on it I would stop the king from going to b4, and play quiet 8..Nc6! forcing mate.
9. Kb4 Nc6+ 10. Ka3
White finds a temporary home!
I thought about this move for a long time, and finally came up with a funny N+R sack that forces mate. I am not entirely sure I calculated everything correctly, but I saw the end of the game from this point. I used nearly 14 minutes here.
White's best chance, securing possible escape routes to the second rank and blocking the diagonal of the Bf8.
Forcing the capture of the Knight.
12. bxc5 Bxc5+ 13. Ka4 Rd8!
Introducing a rude idea next move...If 14. Nd2 I thought 14..Nd4!! forced mate by either b5 or Bd7, and it nearly does. I found 15. cxd4?? Qxd4+ 16. Nc4 Bxc4 17. Qxd4 b5+! 18. Kxa5 Ra8# over the board, but I didn't find 15. Rb1, which stops the mating threats. But wait! Black then has the spectaular 15..Qxg2!! WHAT!?!
BLACK TO PLAY AND MATE PART 2
14..Rd4+!! 15. Kb5
If cxd4 Qxd4+ is crushing, and mates.
Gotta love the backwards knight moves...
If 16. Kxc5 Rc4# Double Checkmate!?
16..Bb6# Hope everyone enjoyed the game and the funny tactics!
Here is the pgn...
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. f3 e5 4. c3 Nxe4 5. dxe5 Qh4+ 6. Ke2 Qf2+ 7. Kd3 Nc5+ 8. Kc4 Be6+ 9. Kb4 Nc6+ 10. Ka3 dxe5 11. b4 a5 12. bxc5 Bxc5+ 13. Ka4 Rd8 14. Qe2 Rd4+ 15. Kb5 Na7 16. Kxa5 Bb6#