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johnnyFive  ·  955 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

Wait, am I missing something? Wouldn't the response be Black's, since White is the one doing Qg3 (i.e. move 23). If that's the case, the Black queen can't move to f3 directly.





Devac  ·  955 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe it should be "IMO, the best followup to Black's pawn to f4 response for White is Qf3, but even then there's an immediate response:" for clarity sake. Each numbered line is a pair of moves (first White, then space, then Black), but I should be more careful. Sorry!

johnnyFive  ·  955 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh I see. If Black moved f4, I would've done Qg4. You'd lose the queen to the bishop, but if you're losing the queen anyway, this at least creates some coverage for what's left. Because then you could have the knight (on h2 in your original picture) take the bishop. The Black queen could take the knight, but the pawn at h3 would be covering, so that seems like an unlikely exchange.