Advent calendar: December 5

12/5/2016 – From December 1 to December 24 we invite our readers every day to open a door in our advent calendar. Click and enjoy a little chess treat. Advent calendar, door 5.

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An amazing move

To sacrifice a piece in the endgame often requires to overcome a mental barrier - after all, in this phase of the game you do not have much pieces left and usually take extra care to keep them. Therefore, piece sacrifices in the endgame often come as surprise. The following might well be the most famous example of such a paradoxical and beautiful sacrifice.


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vinniethepooh vinniethepooh 12/6/2016 05:45
Yup, but what to do with the advent doors?
fons fons 12/5/2016 07:14
Advent: the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.

Personally I'm an atheist, so I don't really care too much for any of that stuff. The articles are still interesting though. ;)
vinniethepooh vinniethepooh 12/5/2016 11:55
I don't understand it. What is advent doors? What does it have to do with us?