Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hohensalzburg Sacrifice

In this game, Black sacrifices a Bishop and a Knight in order to win.

1. d4, d5
2. Nf3, Nf6
3. Nbd2, e6
4. a3, c5
5. dxc5, Bxc5
6. b4, Bxf2+























7. Kxf2, Ng4+
8. Kg3 ....

If 8. Ke1, then 9......Ne3 smothers the Queen.

8. .... h5!
9. h3 ....

White tries to drive away the Knight.  If 9. h4, the Black Knight would be there permanently.

9. .... h4+
10. Kxg4, e5 mate.

Beautiful.

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