A Queen Sacrifice

The following brilliant game was posted recently on Kevin Spraggett’s site but without it being replayable. As it’s a real gem, and one that isn’t well known (at least I hadn’t seen it before!), I thought it worth posting.

White’s 18.Rhf1! is surely one of the most beautiful moves ever played on a chess board, the point being the spectacular follow up of 19.Rxe6!.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: