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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2 thoughts on “Question of the Month: Which Sacrificial Theme Has Appeared in the Most Chess Games?

  1. Frank Camaratta

    Perhaps:

    15. B:h7+, K:h7
    16. Q:h5+; Kg8
    17. B:g7; K:g7 (…, f6; 18. Qg6)
    18. Qg4+; Kh7
    19. Rf3 …

    Best,

    Frank

  2. White Black
    Bxh7+ Kxh7
    Qxh5+ Rg8
    Bxg7 Kxb7
    Qg4+ Kh8
    Rf3 ????
    White threatens Rh3++

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