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  1. 03 May '06 22:22
    This was a very crystal clear rook sacrifice for a position. I hope people like it. I'm rather proud of this little gem. My opponent just resigned today. Of course his rating wasn't that high, but I think the game has a classical beauty to it, and a tinge of Tal somewhere I feel. Only, Tal's sacrifices were often much deeper. Game 1770026
  2. Standard member ShallowBlue
    Bah Humbug!
    03 May '06 22:49
    Originally posted by powershaker
    This was a very crystal clear rook sacrifice for a position. I hope people like it. I'm rather proud of this little gem. My opponent just resigned today. Of course his rating wasn't that high, but I think the game has a classical beauty to it, and a tinge of Tal somewhere I feel. Only, Tal's sacrifices were often much deeper. Game 1770026
    What if black played Nf8 instead of resigning? It looks like your sacrifice would be in vain. Or am I missing something obvious???
  3. Standard member EnigmaticCam
    Chess n00b
    03 May '06 22:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ShallowBlue
    What if black played Nf8 instead of resigning? It looks like your sacrifice would be in vain. Or am I missing something obvious???
    Nf8 Rxc7?
  4. 03 May '06 22:56
    Good mate... but he had horrible positioning.
  5. 03 May '06 22:59
    or after Nf8 he can do Qg7
  6. 03 May '06 23:01
    Originally posted by ShallowBlue
    What if black played Nf8 instead of resigning? It looks like your sacrifice would be in vain. Or am I missing something obvious???
    bg7+ Kg8 , Bxg8+ Kh8, QorR h7++

    or instead of Kg8, Bxg7, Qxg7++
  7. Standard member ShallowBlue
    Bah Humbug!
    03 May '06 23:01
    Originally posted by EnigmaticCam
    Nf8 Rxc7?
    Then black plays NxQ
  8. Standard member ShallowBlue
    Bah Humbug!
    03 May '06 23:07
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    bg7+ Kg8 , Bxg8+ Kh8, QorR h7++

    or instead of Kg8, Bxg7, Qxg7++
    Ah - knew I was missing something.
  9. 04 May '06 00:18
    Not much of a "positional" sac.....Accepting it will produce mate in 2, or 3.....

    I haven't bothered to work out the alternatives for refusing the sac
  10. 04 May '06 06:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by powershaker
    but I think the game has a classical beauty to it, and a tinge of Tal somewhere I feel. Only, Tal's sacrifices were often much deeper. Game 1770026
    you gotta be kidding. really.

    but well played anyway...
  11. 04 May '06 06:46
    Nice sacrifice. It definitely has aestetic appeal.
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    04 May '06 17:16
    Originally posted by powershaker
    This was a very crystal clear rook sacrifice for a position. I hope people like it. I'm rather proud of this little gem. My opponent just resigned today. Of course his rating wasn't that high, but I think the game has a classical beauty to it, and a tinge of Tal somewhere I feel. Only, Tal's sacrifices were often much deeper. Game 1770026
    The game isn't very interesting because your opponent defended poorly. Even before the sacrifice, he should repeat the position with ...Qd8 instead of ...Rc7? which is a pointless move.
  13. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    04 May '06 19:27
    Originally posted by powershaker
    This was a very crystal clear rook sacrifice for a position. I hope people like it. I'm rather proud of this little gem. My opponent just resigned today. Of course his rating wasn't that high, but I think the game has a classical beauty to it, and a tinge of Tal somewhere I feel. Only, Tal's sacrifices were often much deeper. Game 1770026
    Analyse this game? OK - here goes.
    5...........a5. Wastes time. Better is Nf6 or Qb6
    8 N xc6 weak. Strengthens blacks centre. Better is 0-0 or Be3
    11..........d5 or e5 would leave black at least equal
    12..........Ba6. Bad. Nb6 or e5 would leave black equal
    14...........Again - d5 or Nf6 leave black better
    16 f4?Better Be3 or Ra-d1
    18...........Q b6+ followed by Q x b2 would win
    19 ..........R e7 is ugly but holds temporarily
    20 ..........R a7 pointless
    22 B g5? h5 should hold for black
    22 B h6? Q d8 should hold
    23 R x h7? B d4+ followed by Ne5 would hold for black
    You should have played Q h3 or Q f3.
    Can't see much beauty there myself I'm afraid. Sorry to be a party pooper
  14. 04 May '06 19:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    you gotta be kidding. really.

    but well played anyway...
    Thank you! I appreciate the compliment. After all, I'm usually taking punches most of the time, and a compliment is well appreciated. I followed all the lines, even Nf8 for Black. Even then, a mate is inevitable. I did think the game showed exactly how the position - looking very innocent at first - could develop if proper psychic force was used. I think the rook sac was the only way in MY game.
  15. 04 May '06 19:45
    Originally posted by Kirwan
    Analyse this game? OK - here goes.
    5...........a5. Wastes time. Better is Nf6 or Qb6
    8 N xc6 weak. Strengthens blacks centre. Better is 0-0 or Be3
    11..........d5 or e5 would leave black at least equal
    12..........Ba6. Bad. Nb6 or e5 would leave black equal
    14...........Again - d5 or Nf6 leave black better
    16 f4?Better Be3 or Ra-d1
    18...........Q b6+ f ...[text shortened]... layed Q h3 or Q f3.
    Can't see much beauty there myself I'm afraid. Sorry to be a party pooper
    Actually, Fritz says mate is inevitable if accepts or denies the sac.