Despite knowing absolutely nothing about chess, I recently decided that I desperately needed to write a strip chess scene in one of my stories.
I need Player 1 (ex: white for clarity’s sake) to lose at least 2 pawns and 2-3 non-pawn pieces while still winning the game. Ideally, Player 1 will win through a deliberate sacrifice of a major piece (preferably a queen, but a bishop or knight might work as well).
I don’t necessarily need the exact moves (ex: White Pawn to E5), since I probably wouldn’t understand them anyway. I would just like to know which side would lose which pieces in which order (ex: black knight captures white pawn; white rook captures black rook 2 moves later, etc.)
Player 2 can lose pieces as well, but should not exceed the pieces lost by Player 1.
Both Player 1 and Player 2 are decent at chess, but neither is professional-level. Player 2 is slightly-but significantly—better at chess than Player 1, but is distracted enough by Player 1’s loss of clothing to miss a trap that he ordinarily would have caught.
As I mentioned earlier, a Queen’s Sacrifice is preferred to a bishop’s or knight’s but the sacrifice should as elaborate as anything that might appear in a world championship match, as neither of the players are at that level.
I’ve tried the search terms “queen’s sacrifice,” “simple chess sacrifice,” and “chess for dummies” amongst other variations. I have watched several video simulations, primarily on the MarvinMartian and thechesswebsite Youtube channels. I have also consulted lists of previous “queen’s sacrifices” and other “”sacrifices” on chessgames.com, a website that includes interactive visual simulations of the matches.
Everything I have consulted thus far is beyond my very primitive understanding of chess.
Furthermore, from my limited understanding of what I have seen so far, the sacrifices are either too advanced/complicated for these players and/ or end the game before Player 1 can lose enough pieces (and by extension, clothes) to keep the game interesting.