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Three sacs and three LPDOs #chess

August 10, 2013

My near sole form of chess nowadays is 3min blitz, principally on Playchess, occasionally on ICC. Yesterday I played a nice attacking game vs another Turkish player.

Blitz games aren't really worth recording or analysing, but sometimes there are exceptions, and I think this game is one of those.

In the first diagram, arising from the Morra declined, Stockfish (which I use in the absence of even more popwwful engines on my iPad) says that 1 Qc5 is winning. I can see that Pb7 is weak,and black is compressed, but not that it is so strong for white, though I can appreciate that it might well be +-.

I sacrificed 1 Nf6+: if blank declines, 2 Rd4 may well be strong enough, but black didn't capture, to he surprised by 2 Ne8!

Back's queen is in a net, and its only safe move is 1…Qc4, since 1…Qb8 drop one of the two LPDOs (Nb6 and Rf8) by 2 Qc5. (The third black LPDO comes in a later variation).

After 1…Qc4, black's N is still LPDO and the enables 2 Ng6! to work. 2..Kg7 3 Rd7 forks the Nb6 and h6 pawn. So 3…Be6 4 Rb6 fg 5 hg Rb8, and now the rook lift 6 Re4! followed by the exchange sac 7 Rbe6 is lethal.

This was only position which required calculation. Whilst I flagged the idea of bringing the Bg2 to the party (Be4) in a flash I also saw Rh6+/Rh7+/Qe5+ forking the king and LPDO Rb8. Very pleasing.


Final position





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