Question of the Month: Which Sacrificial Theme Has Appeared in the Most Chess Games?
by Jim Eade, President of the U.S. Chess Trust
The following position occurred after the 14th move of the game Lasker-Bauer, Amsterdam, 1899.
Bauer almost certainly expected 15. Qxh5, when 15…f5 makes Black’s position quite solid.
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White threatens Rh3++
15. B:h7+, K:h7
16. Q:h5+; Kg8
17. B:g7; K:g7 (…, f6; 18. Qg6)
18. Qg4+; Kh7
19. Rf3 …