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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.