Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Multiple Theme Sacrifice
White to Move
Using Burgess's tactical semantics (which seems to differ from others') I see the best line as follows:
- Clearance along the sixth rank giving the White Rook access to the h6 square
- Destruction of both the Black King's cover and the h6 defender
- Deflection of the Black Queen away from its absolute pinning of the White Rook
- Decoy of the Black Queen onto a square that both keeps the Black King hemmed in and puts the Black Queen into an absolute half-pin. (I think "Half-pin" comes from Nimzovich's terminology - means that the pinned piece can move towards the pinning piece.)
This position obviously is artificial, but I found it really difficult to put all 4 of these themes in an example of any kind.
TCT is going along ok, but I really look forward to being done. I look forward to being in a more balanced study mode, but for now I aim to average 15 minutes a weak opening review.
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That depends on what you are used to. Once I had a series of 30 OTB games with 24 piece sacrifices (of mine)in it. And countless pawn sacrifices. The past half year I remember at least two games with 3 piece sacrifices in one game. The last ended in a draw, by the way:)
Bloglines is very nice. Although, as Tempo always says, it doesn't notice if new comments are added. I like the way it automatically updates my blogroll as well.