Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Greek Sacrifice Miniature

Here's a cute blitz game I played tonight, with a Greek sacrifice. These sacs work particularly well when your opponent doesn't have much time to calculate :-)

7 comments:

chesstiger said...

Nicely played and taken well advantage of your opponent's mistakes.

Chessaholic said...

Thanks Chesstiger. It helps when your opponent makes mistakes :)

Pawn Shaman said...

Its like a strange version of the Colle Koltanowski.

Chessaholic said...

Pawn Shaman: Funny you should say that, I had no clue :) While I have a general idea of the concepts behind some major openings, I don't really study any opening in depth. (I'll do that once I hit 2000 or so.) Pretty much all I try to do is play moves that seem sound to me.

Just checked out your blog & added it to my sidebar.

Aziridine said...

Objectively speaking 12.Bxh7+ Kh8! saved Black, so 12.Nxd4 was better, winning a piece. But nice idea anyway!

Chessaholic said...

Aziridine: Absolutely - 12.Nxd4 was better, winning a piece (or the queen if he takes). But hey, this was a 3 minute blitz game and sometimes I play something like 12.Bxh7 just for shock value and to see if I can't find a mate somewhere rather than just getting the piece. As Tal said - sac first, calculate later :)

Anonymous said...

Just wondering why not 15.Qxd8.