This time I would like to analyze a game I played on BrainKing.com two years ago. I found several features particularly interesting:
- The formation after White’s 5th move allowed multiple ways to recapture the sacrificed knight, while having opened new threats to fork white pieces again.
- The Latvian Gambit idea was applied in a typical calm opening.
- The exchange sacrifice (a rook for a bishop) to preserve the bishop pair, which was particularly strong in an open position.
- An outpost for minor pieces that served as a base to regroup forces for the final attack.
- A neat matting pattern formed by four pieces.