12 May 2015

When all is lost, bet the house!

In this recent game (I'm white), I'm playing terribly but continue to sacrifice in the faint hope of an opportunity. Then, two minor pieces down, I hit upon a nice four-move mating combination. Notice how black's piece advantage is temporarily of no consequence since the black bishop and rook are locked up and out of the game.
1. d4 f5 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Qc2 e6 5. e4 g6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. Nge2 Ne7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bd2 e5 11. d5 f4 12. f3 d6 13. g3 g5 14. gxf4 gxf4 15. Kh1
Nd7 16. Rg1 Kh8 17. Nxf4 exf4 18. Rxg7 Kxg7 19. Rg1+ Kh8 20. Ne2 Ne5 21. Nxf4
Nxf3 22. Rg3 Ne5 23. Ne6 Qe8 24. Bxh6 Rf3 25. Bg7+ Kh7 26. Qg2 Qh5 27. Be2
Rxg3 28. Qxg3 Qxe2 29. Qh3+ Kg8 30. Qh8+ Kf7 31. Ng5+ Kg6 32. Qh6#

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