This week I received a PM with a very interesting tactical variation in it.
Here I will examine the game and some of the wild tactics.
This game demonstrates a few things:
1.The originality of not automatically recapturing a piece
2. Trouble that stems from greedily trying to hold on to material
3. Attacking possibilities in a wide open position
4. Trading material for a lasting iniative (similar to gambit play)
Black is a piece up but busted after 12.Qh5+.
12. ... g6 13.Qe5+ wins at least the rook in the corner.
12. ... Ke7 13.Rxe4+ gives white a winning attack.
12. ... Kd7 13.d5 (at the very least wins the piece back with check)
In the main variation with Kd7, black seems to hold a pawn, but white still gets enough attacking chances.
Here is a line (start at move 12):
This last pgn just demonstrates white's chances in the positions that follow Kd7.
All in all, Re1 is a very interesting variation, and the Nxe4 move just seems to light a fuse of fireworks that are extremely tactical and entertaining (even it some of it is really complicated).