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    More shameless queen saccing...

    Played this one last night on ICC - a pleasant finish.

    White: Sheroff (Kevin Casey) Black: Tamara

    1.b3 e5
    2.Bb2 f6
    3.e4 c6
    4.d4 d6
    5.Nf3 Be6
    6.Nbd2 Nh6
    7.c4 Be7
    8.Bd3 0-0
    9.Qe2 Na6
    10.Rd1 Nc7
    11.h3 c5
    12.d5 Bd7
    13.g4 Nf7
    14.Nf1 a6
    15.Ng3 b5
    16.Nf5 bxc4
    17.bxc4 g6
    18.Ng3 Rb8
    19.Bc3 Ne8
    20.0-0 Ng7
    21.Kh2 Kh8
    22.Rg1 Qc8
    23.Nd2 Nh6
    24.Nh1 f5? [Opening up the g-file is not a good plan.]
    25.gxf5 gxf5
    26.Rxg7! Kxg7
    27.Rg1+ Kh8
    28.Qh5 Rf6
    29.f4! Be8 [Attacking the queen. Tactically, this can be ignored.]
    30.fxe5!! Bxh5 [After ...dxe5, I can just play 31.Qg5 or something similar.]
    31.exf6 Bg6 [There was no defense. If ...Ng4+ instead, 32. Rxg4! works just fine.]
    32.f7+ 1-0 [It's mate next move.]

    Cheers,
    Kevin Casey

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    There is a defence of sorts - 31...Nf7 32.fxe7+ Ne5 though white has so much attack for so little net material investment that black is still losing.

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    Queen side knight is a pain in the neck in this sort of structure. Nice attack!
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    I don't normally get the chance to queen sac so I'll post this.

    3 minute blitz game against opponent slightly lower rated.

    Makes lunch time worthwhile.

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    Thumbs up

    Interesting. Your opponent played an unsound gambit, but you were the one who developed the raging attack. Nonchalantly leaving the Q to be taken would have shocked him.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    They're always entertaining, but Kev's opponent did seem to give it away a bit.

    Is a Queen sacrifice strictly the same as a sac ?

    Max had a great win in the NSW Open
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=362304
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus
    They're always entertaining, but Kev's opponent did seem to give it away a bit.

    Is a Queen sacrifice strictly the same as a sac ?
    "sac" is just short for "sacrifice"; I'm not sure there's meant to be any difference in meaning.

    On another thread some time ago we discussed the difference between a genuine sacrifice and a combo. If you temporarily give up the queen as part of a combination that nets you the other side's queen by force a few moves later (or some other big pile of material), it's not really a sac, but rather a combo. But queen sac for forced mate wasn't discusssed in that context and I guess it is a sacrifice in the sense you never get the queen back!

    Max's one is quite rare - a sacrifice in the purest sense for long-term and unclearly defined compensation, albeit he gets quite a bit of material for it.

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    Variant on a well known Cambridge Springs theme

    Sarfati_Fm [2240] - Brederodes [1807]

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 14-10-2013 at 08:39 AM.
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    Ouch !

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    Queen and Knight sacrifice
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