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Devac  ·  962 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

OK, so let's play it out from there:

  23. Qg3 f4

IMO, the best response for White is Qf3, but even then there's an immediate response:

  24. Qf3 Qg7

which puts pressure on king's line and gives two possible counter-moves:

  25. g4 fxg3

26. Qxg3

Which opens f-line Rook's mobility and allows you to threaten up to f4.

or

  25. e5 Rae8

26. Qe4 Qxe5

Which isn't bad, but essentially forces an exchange of queens while at disadvantage.

or

  26. Nxg4 Bxg4

and whatever happens, Black e-line Rook takes control of its line.

Overall, Qg3 isn't a bad move, but it leads to mobility at cost of position almost as my Qf3 did. It's still better than what I have chosen under pressure, so take it however you want. :)