Originally posted by orfeo
Have a brain. The idea was for people who are better chess players than I to come up with BETTER examples.
Where in the world did you get the idea that I was the teacher, not the student? I'm trying to start a thread because I thought I might learn something from it. Instead of pulling it down, why don't you search through your own brilliant repertoire and post a decent example of an exchange being avoided which costs the game?
No one is accusing you of being a teacher or
a good chess player. The title indicated that you might have unearthed what must be a rare thing in your games: a moment of inspiration.
Upon finding that all there was in the thread was merely a game decided on the crudest of blunders (can't get much worse than a helpmate in 1!), most people politely made no comment. Rather than taking the hint, you bumped the thread.
Anyway, as requested, here is a better example.
White to play
Hoping to shake up a roughly equal position, I played 1.e6!?
. The main point is to win the exchange by exf7+, since Black must do something about his hanging Queen. Black did not wish to play an endgame down the exchange, so he replied 1...f4?
and fell victim to my attack: 2.exf7+ Rxf7 3.Bxf7+ Kxf7 4.Rf1 Bd6 5.Qh4
, and Black's exposed K did not survive.
Much better would have been 1...Qxg3! 2.exf7+ Rxf7 3.hxg3 and Black has a pawn for the exchange, and White is saddled with two isolated, doubled g-pawns. Black has perfectly good chances.