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  1. 16 Aug '10 14:22 / 5 edits
    My opponents' blunders not withstanding, were these "sacs" sound? In both games I gave up material (but not big material) for active play against my opponents' king. Both games were won on blunders, which makes it difficult for me to decide if they were sound moves.

    In this game I am black and I gave up my knight for two pawns.





    In this game I am white and I let my a-pawn fall and gave up my knight for two pawns.

  2. 16 Aug '10 15:17 / 1 edit
    Regarding the first game:

    I doubt it is the strongest move, but I would say even against strong opposition you are still equal. His king does look delightfully exposed but I see no way to easily capitalise on this.

    I just love the way he unpins his knight one move and then puts himself back in a pin the very next move.

    Second game:

    The knight sac was definitely not a good idea, you were lucky he made such a huge blunder. You were also lucky he didn't spot your blunder 11. f4, there was a very obvious fork that would have left you down a piece.
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Aug '10 19:07
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    My opponents' blunders not withstanding, were these "sacs" sound? In both games I gave up material (but not big material) for active play against my opponents' king. Both games were won on blunders, which makes it difficult for me to decide if they were sound moves.

    In this game I am black and I gave up my knight for two pawns.

    [pgn][Event ...[text shortened]... 5 26. Qg6xf5 Ra8d8
    27. Qf5h7 1-0[/pgn]
    I would have played the sac in the first game without worrying much whether it is sound. It looks good enough to cause white major defensive headaches.

    In the second, I don't see how you can continue your attack after 26...Bh8.