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  1. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    25 Oct '13 09:22
    Never the one to shy away from a possibly unsound sack I recently had a game where I could away my knight for two pawns, a very annoying knight pin and my opponents king stuck in the center.

    What I thought was:
    1 - If he gives back my knight I'll end up with two connected passed pawns
    2 - If he doesn't give my knight back I'll have a pin and his king stuck in the center with plenty of attacking chances.

    Later on my opponent made a move that surprised me (after my 18. g3 which maybe was a lost of tempo but I was thinking on placing my bishop on f4): 18. ... Ra8?!. After that move I saw a promising queen sac and just had to go for it.

    After 20. Nxe7+ black should have played 20. ... Kd8 but from what I can see I still end up a pawn ahead with the bonus of having two connected passed pawns on the queen side.

    Anyway here it is:

  2. 25 Oct '13 09:54
    Nice game!

    Your last move was 28.Re8#, why not 23.Re8#? ;-)
  3. 25 Oct '13 10:21
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Never the one to shy away from a possibly unsound sack I recently had a game where I could away my knight for two pawns, a very annoying knight pin and my opponents king stuck in the center.

    What I thought was:
    1 - If he gives back my knight I'll end up with two connected passed pawns
    2 - If he doesn't give my knight back I'll have a pin and his ki ...[text shortened]... 5+ Kd8 22.Bxd6 Rxa2 23.Bc7+ Kc8 24.Be5+ Kd8 25.Bxh8 Be7 26.Be5 Ba6 27.Bf6 Bxf6 28.Re8# 1-0[/pgn]
    Nice. Did have the mate on move 23 as he noted. Nice, nonetheless. I am tempted often to do the knight sac for the two pawns plus the pin.
  4. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    25 Oct '13 11:07
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Nice game!

    Your last move was 28.Re8#, why not 23.Re8#? ;-)
    I also had 25. Bf6+ to a quicker mate...
    Sometimes when my opponents don't resign in "due time" I like to play with my food.
  5. 25 Oct '13 15:32 / 4 edits
    Hi Adam W.

    A nice cloudy sac. The type that is usually won OTB and lost in the analysis room.


    21.Bg5 double check and mate (the Bg5 Bishop was on e3) would have been the perfect wrap up.

    Did Mum never tell you not to play with your food.

    Sometimes just playing with your food can lead to.....

    Dollbraegen - adam warlock RHP 2008 Game 4895491

    Black (who lost this game) to play


    played 21.Qh3+. but...


    21...Qe4+ mates in all variations.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Oct '13 15:46 / 1 edit
    What's the continuation against 12...Bd7?

  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Oct '13 16:10
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    What's the continuation against 12...Bd7?

    [fen]r2qkb1r/3b1ppp/2n1p1n1/1B6/3P4/4BN2/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 1 13[/fen]
    I think the answer is that his food would be playing with him.
  8. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    31 Oct '13 10:22
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    What's the continuation against 12...Bd7?

    [fen]r2qkb1r/3b1ppp/2n1p1n1/1B6/3P4/4BN2/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 1 13[/fen]
    Busted!

    @greenpawn: I totally missed the discovered check mate.