I love them ;u; they make such beautiful attacks and mating nets. http://lichess.org/analyse/upf384av/black
I definitely broke a sweat after 10. 0-0, wondering if I seriously can protect my pawn. Anyone wanna look up 10... f5 for me? I'm wondering if I could have trapped the white queen.
On the side note, check out this sac I've played with Mr. Drunkenmaster http://lichess.org/analyse/lnl14btl/black
17... d4 was my pride. Very unfortunately he played 20. f3. I proposed a take back because I very much wanted to play through my attack. (I haven't analyzed the game yet, but will eventually ! So stay tuned :3)
And as a last note, I always love pawn sacrifices. (like this other game! http://lichess.org/analyse/2lqpaekg/black)
Show me your pawn sacrifices/rooks/bishops! I wanna see some moar!
"Detected checkmate in 2 moves, but player moved for mate in 3. Best was c8c2."
Hah, I see thibault adopted my critique.
That's another positionally sharp game. I have some other examples I played years ago against the computer of wins with bishop combinations after sacrifices. Most of the stuff I could say about that game is already in-lined into the computer analysis, and I can't analyze it with Houdini right now because I cannot log-in to this site on my home computer atm T-T.
But if you love pawn sacrifices, I recommend you look up some of the famous endgame puzzle compositions. They're very practical and concrete for endgame skills related to either piece or pawn sacrifices. Sounds typical? Trust me they're a lot harder than I thought at first. :D
That queen sac was amazing, very dynamic game. You actually were up in material and your pieces were in good spot, bishop pair, connected rooks and a night, it's definitely KO for white. The white rook was a dumb, the night on the edge and the queen were 0 as defenders.
I have something too, though it's actually a gambit, but definitely a dangerous one.
2 pawn sac for fast development, and mating:
@Mentos: yeah definitely, I'll check for them. I haven't been keeping up with studying chess lately, and I know end game is one thing I gotta work diligently on. (Especially since I teach chess, too :X)
@OMMHOA: I definitely enjoyed the pawn sac for speedy development and mating in the game, http://lichess.org/analyse/j1x7s2vk. It's a shame the opponent didn't play something like 5. Bg4 (tempo, hit queen) with 6. d6 (blockade & develop dark-square bishop) in mind. Didn't computer check, but I would feel that's appropriate to set up a defense for the position. It was a blitz after all, but still something to learn.
http://lichess.org/analyse/2sod2g8n/black I love the 20. Bxg3 tactic. Then the 22. Bxf3 setting of the trap, with the painful surprise coming after :P. 11... c4 was pretty dangerous of you. It seems that if white played 12. h3 followed by e4 (breaking open the position), it would've become apparent that your king needs to be made some serious love to in the centre of the board.
if 5.Nc3 Bg4 6.Qxb7 Nd7 7.Nb5 with mate threat and black is in serious problem, and is about to lose material.
i was actually waiting for h3 because: 12.h3 h5 13.hxg4 hxg4 and the knight is attacked, but can't move because there's pressure on h2#. so 14. g3 gxf3 15. Qxf3 Bd6 the queen has to defend the g3 pawn or else Bxg3 fxg3 Qxg3# (if white does not cover g2 with the queen), and i'd have an easy game :D
Sad to say I can't reply from home (login still broken), but as far as endgame studies go I thought this might interest you.
The objective is: White to play and draw.
And it's one of those puzzles, that if you paste them into Rybka/Stockfish/Houdini/Crafty/almost anything, they will say that White is massively losing, when really it's a draw by forced stalemate or perpetual check (the "crazy rook" ending).