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Trent Parker
22-02-2005, 10:55 AM
Theres probably another thread along these lines but i thought i would just create this one anyway.

To kick this thread off here is an interesting game i played at toukley on the weekend (Where I was 3 pawns down and decided to sac a rook on move 35...Probably unsound but Hey! i'm not complainin' :D )


White: Trent Parker Black: George Smit.
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.f3 Bg7 5.Be3 O-O 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Re8 9.g4 e5 10.d5 Ne7 11.h4 h5 12.O-O-O hxg4 13.fxg4 Bxg4 14.Bh6 Kh7 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Rdg1 Bh5 17.Ng3 Rh8 18.Qg5 Rh6 19.Rf1 Nh7 20.Nxh5+ Rxh5 21.Qg4 Nf6 22.Qg3 Qh8 23.Be2 Rh6 24.Qg5 Neg8 25.Bg4 b5 26.Ne2 Nxe4 27.Qe3 Nef6 28.Qg5 Ne4 29.Qe3 Nef6 30.Qg3 Ne4 31.Qg2 Nef6 32.Qh3 Nxd5 33.Bf3 c6 34.Bxd5 cxd5 35.Rxf7+ Kxf7 36.Qd7+ Kf8 37.Rf1+ Nf6 38.Qxd6+ Ke8 39.Rxf6 Qg7 40.Qxe5+ Qe7 41.Re6 Rh7 42.Rxe7+ Rxe7 43.Qh8+ Kf7 44.Qxa8 Rxe2 45.Qxd5+

pballard
22-02-2005, 01:31 PM
Theres probably another thread along these lines but i thought i would just create this one anyway.

To kick this thread off here is an interesting game i played at toukley on the weekend (Where I was 3 pawns down and decided to sac a rook on move 35...Probably unsound but Hey! i'm not complainin' :D )


I don't call that a swindle. I call that sac an excellent practical chance, whether or not it's sound... especially when you're 3 pawns down.

It's easy to say in retrospect, but your opponent should've been activating his queen + rooks (e.g. with 32...Kh7 followed by ...Qg7) rather than chasing a 3rd pawn. Well played!

--
Peter

Grendel
22-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Theres probably another thread along these lines but i thought i would just create this one anyway.

To kick this thread off here is an interesting game i played at toukley on the weekend (Where I was 3 pawns down and decided to sac a rook on move 35...Probably unsound but Hey! i'm not complainin' :D )




Cool sac! I'd be happy with that one :clap:

Rincewind
22-02-2005, 06:05 PM
When I think about swindles this is one game that comes to mind. It is from 12 years ago...

Opponent - Cox
Correspondence 1993

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.c5 b6 5.cxb6 axb6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Ba6 8.Qa4+ Nbd7 9.Qxb4 c5 10.dxc5 bxc5 11.Qh4 O-O 12.O-O-O Qb6 13.Na4 Qb7 14.g3 Rfb8 15.Bf4 Rc8 16.b3 c4 17.Kb2 cxb3 18.axb3 Bc4 19.Kc3 Bxb3+ 20.Kd2 Qb4+ 0-1

Although don't know if it is really a swindle. Just not giving up after losing a piece and some inaccurate defense by my opponent. Perhaps that is a definition.

antichrist
22-02-2005, 06:53 PM
I watched this game to move 12 when White castles on the long side which is open to a Rook attack. I thought not necessary to watch anymore because of that move.

Grendel
23-02-2005, 10:44 AM
I watched this game to move 12 when White castles on the long side which is open to a Rook attack. I thought not necessary to watch anymore because of that move.

Yes, looks like a Patzer to me :P

Rincewind
23-02-2005, 05:22 PM
Yes, looks like a Patzer to me :P

Yes, it was a gift horse. Mind you, allowing Qa4+ was not too flash either. Remember that this is 12 years ago long before I ever played a OTB rated game.