Tuesday, November 19

Games from the Barcelona tournament: Bishop sacrifices

We present below a selection of games from the tournament book of the Barcelona Championship.  In looking over the volume we were struck by the number of instances in which a White Bishop was sacrificed on the f7 or h7 square, and we have chosen to devote today's entry to that theme.  For example:  


Next, Max Albin, the tournament winner, carries out the ancient Bxh7+ sacrifice against Sr. Sivilla:

Second place finisher and new Barcelona Champion Dr. Puig also defeated Sr. Sivilla via the stroke Bxh7+. 

Here a final and rather drastic example of the same theme.

In a subsequent entry we will present a further selection of games from this event, including some of a rather more substantial nature. 

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