Stockfish 9 Sacrifice A Knight And A Rook Against Me But…

It is always fun to win against Stockfish. By the way,  I have a mini-tutorial on my new blog, Play Against Stockfish.

I am experimenting on beginners level on that blog to provide some advice on how to handle French Defense and King’s Indian Defense.

I decided for this post to play against Stockfish 9 on its maximum level. I was surprised because he made two dubious sacrifices in this game.

I will just give you some snapshots of this game for this post because I will put the entire game and my own annotations in my new blog, Play Against Stockfish .

It followed almost the same moves in the opening of my first win against Stockfish.

After move 24, this time Stockfish played Be7 instead of Bh4 as in my first win of the same opening.

position after 24………Be7

In our first game,  he played Bh4 and exchanged this bishop to my knight at g3. This new move is stronger because it preserved a powerful bishop needed for his King’s defense.

At move 28, Stockfish played the dubious sacrifice Nc5

position after 28………….Nc5

Base on the chess position above, Stockfish sacrifice his knight to get rid of my center pawns. I think there is no sufficient compensation.

At move 29, Stockfish made again a follow-up rook sacrifice at e5.

position after 29…………Rxe5

Stockfish did not see my move 30. Bd4 pinning the Rook and the pawn at g7. If he removed the rook then I will play Rg3 with a very strong attack.

After 73 Re3, the position below has been reached and the rest is technique.

position after 73. Re3


After move 97, the final position has been reached:

final position: Stockfish is checkmated.



I think any average player can win against Stockfish on its 100% strength because the computer program sometimes makes an error on its own evaluation.

I hope you will have some fun on your chess games.

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2 thoughts on “Stockfish 9 Sacrifice A Knight And A Rook Against Me But…

  • at 2:52 pm

    I do consider all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for beginners. May just you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.


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