Originally posted by Maltokimbooth
Hey, I'm not claiming to be some grand master, I'm just talking it through. And in any event, I'm not playing at GM level, so whether a GM would or wouldn't do it isn't all that relevent. To be honest, having played this move to death now, I don't think I will use it in future, having seen how hard it can be to follow up.
It's a good idea in general.
You are drawing the king into the open and preventing him from castleing.
However, you should support it first. If you have been sucessful with this attack then thank this thread for inspiring you to quit while you are ahead.
If this type of game is to your style you should look up the "fried liver attack" It's a fine opening to learn and you must learn how to defend against it anyway.
What you have to keep in mind is that when you trade your bishop it's a trade. If you get less than you give it's a bad trade. In chess we call that poor compensation. It's more important against people who are good enough to make it matter.