Originally posted by amolv06They look very sound to me, it was an excellent game.
In the following game Game 5243438 I sacaraficed my rooks on move 17 and 20. I was just wondering if I was missing anything, because often times what happens is I'll make sacs and then later realize that they were not well thought out.
Originally posted by amolv06No bad thing in playing the 'safer' move. if you have technical
[bI don't play what may be the better move because I'm somewhat unconfident in my decision and end up playing the "safer" move instead. .[/b]
Originally posted by amolv06Although the sacrifices were perfectly sound in this game as they led to mate, the trouble I always run into when I sacrifice material is that my opponent has the option of sacrificing back!
Thanks. I contemplated doing that, however due to having imperfect foresight I figured it was safer to bring the second rook out. Sometimes I don't play what may be the better move because I'm somewhat unconfident in my decision and end up playing the "safer" move instead. Since you've somewhat confirmed that idea, though, I think 16 Qe4 was probably better in retrospect.
Originally posted by paultopiaStill leads to mate.Long variation but not overly difficult to find because,after 23...,Kg8,all moves are forced:
Can black hold after giving some material back with 21. ... Rf5? If 22. Bxf5 exf5 the attack ends, and 22. Qh3+ Bh4 23. Nxh4 (not Qxh4, where the attack ends again) Kg1 and it looks like the king has an escape square. Black's still hurting in that line, and the endgame doesn't look good, but it at least avoids the mating net...
Originally posted by greenpawn34I try to. However, it is more intimidating to do when playing someone better than you. I've played quite a bit against computers and every time I've thought I've found some brilliant sac I've come out to be wrong, so I've kind of been trained to not play the sac. I guess sometimes playing the computer is bad for you psychologically. I used to play 3 minute games last year outside the dorm rooms (sometimes all night which was incredibly fun) and it was harder locating sacs imo.
But sometimes the position will demand you play the sharp unclear move.
Play it. [/b]