I originally played this on FICS and lost, but wanted to see where I went wrong. Naturally, Crafty’s score-keeping simply can’t keep up with what I am up to. I went into all kinds of sidelines, maybe 10 or more, perhaps 12-15, just to prove that it does work. This last game analysis came closest to Black. Perhaps it is not losing by force according to stronger engine and more time, but I kept finding the win, and Crafty wasn’t finding the initial moves in many variation, I had to supply the move based on my intuition, and I’m surprised at how often that worked.
Here is the last game variation that I looked at. If there is a hole, it is probably with this one. During the game, I was only concerned about the sac being declined, but I had to look at all the piece gambit accepted alternatives. Near the end, Black can trade queens, but that is losing, too.
If only I could execute these combinations over the board. This is how absorbing chess has become for me, I can’t “play a game” anymore because the analysis outstrips all the plopping down and shuffling of pieces during the game.
BTW, it’s originally a double piece-sac, Nxh7 wins with any response, but this game was the declined line. Crafty did not like my h-pawn push, nor was it looking at Nxh7, and of course there were more situations like this one.