[Event "Hammersmith Games 2022/23: Cavendish vs Hammersmith 1 - Franco-Harari"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/w4O5chxQ/JNTlPIiz"] [Result "1-0"] [UTCDate "2023.05.20"] [UTCTime "16:56:32"] [Variant "From Position"] [ECO "?"] [Opening "?"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/GatoEnZugzwang"] [FEN "r1b2rk1/1pq2pbp/1np2np1/p3p1B1/4P2P/1BN1QN2/PPP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 14"] [SetUp "1"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/w4O5chxQ/JNTlPIiz"] [Orientation "white"] { Having played h4 a few moves ago, I wanted to continue here with h5 of course, but black is threatening a4 and I couldn't see a good way to continue my attack without my light squared bishop, so I wanted to save it. I looked at lines like 14. h4 a4 15. hxg6 axb3 16. gxh7+ Kh8 and it doesn't look bad for black. But what I missed was 14. h4 a4 15. Nxa4! By sacrificing the knight instead of the bishop, my plans on the kingside will be very strong, see sample variation. In the end, I tried to use my bishop in a different way } 14. Nxe5 (14. h5 a4 15. Nxa4 Nxa4 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. Qh6 { With the double threat Qh7# or Qxg6+ (thanks to the Bb3 pinning the f7 pawn) }) 14... a4 15. Bxf7+! Rxf7 (15... Kh8 { This would have lost immediately } 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Nxg6+! hxg6 18. Qh6#) 16. Nxf7 Nc4 { Black attacks my queen, hoping to get the chance to play Qxf7 in the next move, now that the knight is no longer hanging on b6 (see comment on 16... Kxf7) } (16... Kxf7 17. Bf4 { This was the nice point of the combination, black's queen cannot keep defending the knight on b6 so white wins material. }) 17. Nh6+! Bxh6 18. Qd4 { A pretty position I had seen a few moves in advance, I sacrificed my knight on h6 in order to force black to leave many unprotected pieces, white wins material after the trades. } { [%csl Gc4,Gf6,Gh6] } 18... Bxg5+ 19. hxg5 { [%csl Gf6,Gc4] } 19... Be6 20. Qxf6 Re8 21. Rh4 Qb6 22. Nxa4 Qb4 23. Rxh7! { A simple but pretty finish, black gets mated soon } 1-0