Chessblogging: I get a truly inordinate amount of pleasure from games like this

… where the last 14 moves (i.e., just one shy of half) are checks, and my opponent resigns so as to avoid the fifteenth check which is mate (30. … Kb6 31. Qc5#).

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O Nc6 10. g4 h6 11. h4 Nh7 12. g5 hxg5 13. hxg5 Bxg5 14. Rxh7 Bxe3 15. Qxe3 Kxh7 16. Bd3 g6 17. Rh1+ Kg7 18. Qh6+ Kf6 19. e5+ dxe5 20. Ne4+ Ke7 21. Qg5+ f6 22. Rh7+ Rf7 23. Qxf6+ Kd7 24. Rxf7+ Ne7 25. Nc5+ Kd6 26. Ne4+ Kd7 27. Qxe6+ Kc7 28. Rxe7+ Kb8 29. Qxe5+ Ka7 30. Nc6+ {Black resigns} 1-0

That was a very happy exchange sac. A very happy exchange sac indeed.

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