Material for the Queen

Here’s my other win from the Crewe Major in which I allowed my opponent to get my queen but had more than enough material as compensation. At one time I would not have wanted to part with the queen at any price, so this is something new for me. I also sacrificed a piece for several pawns in order to break through (24.Nxa6) which again is not something I would have willingly done 6 months ago. So it looks like stepping up my tactics and combination practice is paying off.

Sam Davies

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About Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the 15 year old son of GM Nigel Davies and a keen chess player in his own right. After a slow start with the game he has made rapid progress in the last few years and is now winning tournaments. Unlike other juniors he does not play in junior tournaments and likes playing positional chess.