Originally Posted by Noir_Desir
i want to sac the whole chess set with something like Qxd5 2. cxd5 Rxf4 for some Anderssen-style three piece mate but i'm too lazy to check if this works. Probably not.
Yeah pretty much this. And yeah, it doesn't work because white has one line where he escapes with a draw
(( but as it was 3 0 on ICC there is no way in hell I am not playing Qxd5 haha, even though I did see Re2, but I just couldn't resist.
Some sample lines 1.. Qxd5 2. cxd5 (knight takes = easy mate) Rxf4 and now there are two options: 3. Rxe8
Rf2 4. Rf1 is a drawing line, because incredibly luckily after 4.. Rg2+ 5. Kh1 Rh2+ 6. Kg1 Rxd2 white has 7. Bc3!!!!!! and my rook has no squares on the rank so I gotta give the perpetual.
What happened in game was 3. gxf4
and here comes the entire point and the move that was the hardest at least to me 3.. Re2! It is kind of funny, white is a queen up but he is completely locked in and none of his pieces can join defense. In game he was a good sport and played 4. Rxe2 Nxe2+ 5. Kh1 Nf2#, but if he doesn't play that the mate is unavoidable anyway.
If that drawing line wasn't there I would say this was probably in the top 5 combinations I've ever made (that's probably a beat?)