Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Learning from Blitz Example: An Instructive Queen Sacrifice

Since my last post I've been more religious with how I analyze my blitz games. In one of my recent games I missed an idea featuring a queen sacrifice and instructive B + N mate.

The strongest move, which I didn't play but Fritz found, is 1.Ne4, ganging up on the pinned knight. I didn't think any further than 1...Nh5, protecting the bishop and discovering an attack on White's queen. However, 2.Qxg7!! is crushing. The point is 2...Nxg7 allows 3.Nf6#.

A great example of how Blitz & Fritz can be used to generate your own library of tactics problems.

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