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Question #1 

white to move and computer made Kf1, losing the castle. my question is why not Nf2?


  • 14 months ago



    what ist about, if you castled you would activate your rook, then you could move with the knight back to h3.

  • 14 months ago


    @chessmaster102 where you did get this information? 

  • 14 months ago


    Perhaps because Nf2 breaks opening principles of not moving pieces more than once if you can help it. After Nf2, what useful square could the knight go to? With the queen there, the knight is automatically pinned. From h3 it could jump to f4, which appears to be a better square. While the King move does lose the castling priviledge, note that the only black piece developed is the queen. A queen trade would lengthen White's development advantage. Kf1 prepares for Qe1. Nf2 might also fail to Bd6-Bg3, whereas with Kf1, White can go for the queen trade that I mentioned before.

  • 14 months ago


    Nf2 is fine chess.com computer is nutorious for having flawed analysis

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