Originally posted by morgski
So, I recently had a game where I threw caution to the wind early on in the hope of a mate through sacrificing pieces. Game No. 8150798
It didn't work out in the end, but it was a close run thing. If someone has the time to tell me where I went wrong, it would be appreciated. I want to try riskier gambits in chess, rather than grinding out victories
Unsound,of course,but I don't think your attack was such a bad attempt from a practical point of view.
In fact,the game proves it because you had a draw by repetition at move 25.
These attacks are a gamble,relying on the fact the opponent cannot defend well.
They often work
I think you played it well too.Just two remarks:
-try not to attack before you're fully developed (imagine adding a knight to that attack)
-when 2 pieces down and your attack refuted TAKE THE DRAW!