Hi, I recently played a game where I tried something different from the usual way I play chess.
So, usually I play relatively safe (or I think I do 😛) without too many sacrifices etc unless I think it leads to immediate gains or a mate.
Which is why I thought of trying something different and I made a bold?stupid?dubious? move in one game, which actually worked very well to my advantage. Now, I analysed this with Fritz and it said that the move was a mistake and I should have played a more safe alternative. But then again this is how chess engines think. Therefore I would appreciate some alternative analysis and comments from people who are more advanced than I am. Especially move 18 for black and onwards.
The final position is advantageous for black.
So I would like to know, is there anything to the bishop sacrifice by black, or is it that the game was blundered by white afterwards?. Notice that the game went downhill for white shortly after that move. And white was not a bad player.
My original thought for making this move was that my position at 18 was quite crowded, and I wanted to get his king out in the open and recover possibly the material afterwards if 23. Qxe4, but which didnt happen.
Any comments welcome. Obviously I'd appreciate non-chess engine comments, since I did that already 🙂