Today at the local chessclub I fetched a nice scalp from a guy with a rating of 1803.
He played the Bird and I answered with the Fromm gambit.
1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6
He had been under great pressure during the whole game.
In the end I had only 1 minute left while he had 10 minutes.
Because of the clock I offered a draw, which he didn't accept.
A few moves later he had to trade his Queen + 2 pawns for a rook and a knight.
Still a few moves later mate was delivered.
I sacrificed 2 pawns and twice a knight (once accepted)
There were two tactical tricks he hadn't seen coming.
Positionally this lad is very strong, but he couldn't neutralize the attack completely.
I feel the force!
16 hours ago