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Maurice Ashley vs Sunil Weeramantry
07, New York op 23 1991  ·  Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  1-0
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Feb-04-04  thesonicvision: this game exemplifies what a true sacrifice really is: losing material to gain a huge positional advantage, WITHOUT any material compensation being necessary.
it doesn't hurt to get some material
back, but it's not necessary.
Jan-17-05  themindset: crazy game, and interestingly crafty does not even recommend taking the white queen... the sac was instantly recognized as correct by the computer. amazing.
Jan-17-05  delterp: Wonderful game by Ashley. Of course one always evaluates the ramifications of allowing a queen capture, but it showed creativity to follow through. However, a question. White has a winning position when the smoke has cleared at move 23. But why 23) c3? Does not 23) Nh7 win on the spot? The thought being to push the dangerous g pawn to a queen. Black must shed further material to avoid this.
Jan-17-05  Milo: Delterp, 23.Nh7 Nxf7 seems problematic, unless I've been smoking the ganj too much.
Mar-06-08  Riverbeast: Nice game from the Ashman
May-02-08  mate2900s: who ever said maurice was a positional player
Jun-15-09  tranquilsimplicity: WOW! This is one of the TRUEST SACRIFICES i have ever encountered! I could not see any clear advantage for White. This is Chess at it's best...Well Played Maurice. You have a new fan!!
Oct-24-09
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  Eisenheim: gotta go with Mo here. Nice sac.
Aug-18-11  RuneFriborg: I've run this through Rybka3 and we haven't been able to find any serious flaws in whites play. 16... Nxd2 is simply a game-losing mistake from Weeramantry
Aug-18-11  Strongest Force: Mr. A was all-over Sunil like white on rice.
Aug-18-11  Beautiful.LMS: This is a nice game by White, but his opponent got a little payback down the road.

Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1998

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