Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A typical sacrifice

In the game below, White was already in big trouble when he attempted to exploit the pin on my knight with 8.Ne4?? 8...Nxe4! was a typical sham sacrifice. After 9.Bxd8 Bb4+, Black will regain the sacrificed material with interest. In the final position, the threat of 15...Nd2 double check and mate was enough to induce my opponent to resign.


Unknown said...

This motif happens frequently from the Marshall Defense to the Queen's Gambit after the sequence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.d5!

7...Ne5?? is losing for the same reason as the above game.

Frederick Rhine said...

GreenCastle - yup. I've won that one many times.