Here is my latest game, with some very nice combination at the end. It is a KG accepted game which gone in very strange direction out of book after my opponent played 5...Qf6 which had a threat in it altough it was out of book.
Anyway, the game went further and after 17. Qc2 I suddenly felt in danger and didn't know what to play. After 15 minutes of starring in position I noticed that I can create ultimate battery formation by trippling on the f file and on the next move I can sacrifice a rook to remove the f7 defender to deliver a powerfull mating blast.
My opponent fell for that and I won. But my question : unlike in tactical puzzles book when continuations are forced and your opponent often can't do nothing to save himself after you play the right sequence of moves, in the real games much more often combination opportunities can arise but they are not that forced, in this case after my rook sac (18. Rxe5) mate is still far from forced. So while not necesarilly having Zwischenzug your opponent can parry your threat. Should you go for it (like in this case) anyway, or follow the mantra "Always suspect your opponent to make his best move".
More specifically, was 18. Rxe5 a good move ?
Thanks ! Game 4781800
EDIT : As far as I see, he absolutely can not capture right away with bishop so it should be at least a won piece...