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  1. 20 Nov '12 15:55
    Just finished a game on blitz where I very dubiously sacced one of my rooks for an attack and managed to get the win. Was curious as to whether or not it was sound.

    Enjoy!

  2. 20 Nov '12 16:19
    It's a courageous sacrifice you made 🙂

    What about 18. Be2? It's a double attack (RxQ) that lets you recapture the bishop on f3 with a piece.
  3. 21 Nov '12 01:50
    For black:
    20...Qe7 or 20...Re8

    25...Qd1++

    I don't think the rook sack was sound - but it was gutsy in blitz.
  4. 21 Nov '12 11:29
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    Just finished a game on blitz where I very dubiously sacced one of my rooks for an attack and managed to get the win. Was curious as to whether or not it was sound.

    Enjoy!

    [pgn]
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"] [Site "www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2012.11.20"] [Round "?"] [White "VelvetEars"] [Black "narsapur"] [Result "1-0"] {I'm white by the way} 1. e2 ...[text shortened]... g7-f7 {If Kh8 then Bxf6 Rxf6 Qxf6 and mate on g7} 27. Qf5xh7 1-0
    [/pgn]
    25. Qc2 f5 loses at once to 25.....Qh5-d1++
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '12 13:11
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    25. Qc2 f5 loses at once to 25.....Qh5-d1++
    Oops🙂 I did the same thing but it wasn't blitz, on the game I posted here, the draw.
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '12 13:13
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    Just finished a game on blitz where I very dubiously sacced one of my rooks for an attack and managed to get the win. Was curious as to whether or not it was sound.

    Enjoy!

    [pgn]
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"] [Site "www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2012.11.20"] [Round "?"] [White "VelvetEars"] [Black "narsapur"] [Result "1-0"] {I'm white by the way} 1. e2 ...[text shortened]... g7-f7 {If Kh8 then Bxf6 Rxf6 Qxf6 and mate on g7} 27. Qf5xh7 1-0
    [/pgn]
    BTW, just what are Velve tears?
  7. 21 Nov '12 14:21
    Sound schmound, it was Blitz and you won. More importantly, I also bet it was real fun. 🙂
  8. 21 Nov '12 14:54
    Wow, always embarrassing when you miss a mate in one!
    That's always my problem, I get too obsessed with my own attacks and always fall vulnerable to counter attacks.

    I think 18.Be2 was the way forwards, but like I said I get overly obsessed with my own attacks and ignore my defence. Was exceedingly good fun though 🙂 🙂
  9. 21 Nov '12 15:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    BTW, just what are Velve tears?
    VelvetEars is an old nickname for my dog who had the softest ears imaginable 🙂

    Saw that game of yours, was very interesting, very open game.