Originally posted by byedidiaThat would be a discovered fork, I guess. It's a neat tactic. 🙂
I encountered a new tactical motif I've never seen before. Black to move.
[fen]r1q2r1k/2p3bp/1p1p1np1/3Pp2n/1PP1PpP1/2N2P2/2N1Q1KP/1R2R1B1 b - - 0 1[/fen]
After 1 ... Nxg4, white cannot take back because the pawn is busy blocking the black pawn on f4. The pawn is not pinned... What is it?
Originally posted by moonbusA sacrifice needn't be accepted in order to qualify.
"Clearance sacrifice" is a nice term, but this isn't such a case since the N on g4 will not be taken/sacrificed. After Nxg4, the N is poison. Why it's poison is rather clever, yes.
Originally posted by ChessPraxisEvery time I have wanted to post on this thread, ChessPraxis said it first. We've clearly read the same books!
A sacrifice needn't be accepted in order to qualify.
It really isn't a true sacrifice, as the benefit of the tactic is clearly evident to nearly any player. Except for duffers like me in blitz or when I am not focused. 🙂
Maybe Poisoned Clearance Sale. 🙂