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It's often suggested in opening theory not to move your Queen out early lest you have it attacked. But this happens a lot in my sub-1200 games. Everything from an attempted Scholar's Mate to all-out crazy attacks.
I can see how such moves may not be a good idea oftentimes. However, sometimes you'll see an early Queen move out that seems OK and unexploitable (or so it seems). I'm wondering why the pros don't do this (or do they?) in elite, top-level competition? EXAMPLE:
Isn't something like this hard to exploit? How would WHITE go about attacking BLACK's Queen?
white doesnt necessarily have to attack blacks queen...its just not clear that the queen belongs there. you have to move all your pieces one at a time anyway...might as well wait for clarity on a particulat piece while you can. The queen has many options about where it may go eventually...the Qside bishop and kside knigth /bishop (and king itself) not so much.
theres plenty of perfectly good openings where queens do move earlly...and its fine. jUst this position it seems pointless...the queen really is not doing anything special there, it might actually get annoyed eventually by some Nd5...just why move the queen first? get your kside developed, 0-0, see how white plays, maybe white will develo in a way that makes it more clear where your queen belongs.
Development- thats the biggest Word in chess openings. In the opening you need to develop all your pieces to active squares and bring your king into safety. The queen on f6 is not only doing NOTHING and is a WASTE OF TIME but its also blockading the important f6-square for the knight g8. When you Do a move you have to ask yourself what this move is doing and Qf6 is simply a pointless and nothing threatening move. Cheers, Till :)
A move like that, if black played perfectly afterward would lead to a draw, but has given up black's winning chances. A white player could play flexible, non forcing moves and wait for black to make a second move of the same quality, when he would be lost.
One big mistake by newer players is thinking all non-books moves can be immediately "attacked" or exploited in some way. As others have said all white needs to do here is develop normally and after 5-10 moves have been played he can ask black how he's enjoying his queen on f6... it's likely black will have moved it again all by himself (no need to attack it) because it's not on a good square and blocks the knight's best square.
As for your specific question "Why pros don't?" Partly because other pros know how to exploit a needlessly exposed queen. Most 1200's don't.
One possibility. Shows that the Queen is more of a target than an asset. It's not crushing or anything, just a bump on the road but White is definitely having less trouble finding places for his pieces.
1. Its the opening phase of the game, you dont attack until you complete the opening principles, unless you can outright win something.
2. Where is the knight kings Knight going? e7?
3. Where is the kings Bishop going, if the knight is on e7?
White simply continues his development with 4.Nc3 5.0-0 6.d4
Beginners love to "attack" even when they have no idea what to attack, how to attack, or when to attack, or where to attack. Its "agressive", and they think its "tactical"
The other issue with developing your Queen early is it gives your opponent the ability to accelerate his development by gaining tempi on your Queen.
In your example, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Qf6, Black always has to watch out for Bg5. The problem is three-fold:
Moral of the story - Developing your Queen too early is more often bad than good.
First of all, sometimes they do move their queen out early, but not very often! The previous posters have listed all the typical reasons why early development of the queen is a poor idea, but face it, there are a few variations where early queen development works out quite well. And I thiny I saw a game by Alekhine once where he made 9 of the first 13 moves with his queen and ended up in a winning position!
In the position you gave in your original post, there is no crushing refutation of Black's early queen development. Even against strong competition, a competent player can play the Black position and probably hold the game. The reason that pros don't play lines like that is simple, there are other lines that they think give them a better chance for a good result. It's no more mysterious than that
One thing that inexperienced players often seem to get wrong is thinking that they can get an advantage by attacking. This simply isn't true.
Attacking is the way that you CONVERT an advantage from one form into another. To be specific, attacking is how you convert a TIME advantage (usually, better development) into a FORCE advantage (mate or the win of material).
You obtain the advantage by manover, and convert it by attack. Attacking when you don't yet have an advantage is a good way to lose the game.
Nakamura has sometimes opened
You beat me to it.
Yeah, but Naka was just trolling them.
I think naka even admitted that it wasnt so great. Naka just likes to show of what his talent allows him to get away with, i suspect.
White has a tempo to spare. It's easier for white to get away with stuff like this.
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