11725 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Because Bxf2 is a retarded move
Repeating what ivandh has already said, preventing the white king from castling is not enough compensation for the sacrificed piece. Just continue developing with moves like Nf3. If black plays Bxf2 and you recapture with the king, black has no immediate way of exploiting your uncastled king. Your king should then be able to find shelter on the king's side without much difficulty.
Qe2 on the other hand is a bit awkward since it blocks the diagnal for your light square bishop, and the queen isn't really developed on that square. The lead in development would give black an advantage. Also, black can easily place his knight on d4 in this position, which would be annoying for white to deal with.
.... preventing the white king from castling is not enough compensation for the sacrificed piece.
Yes, this is the question I was really trying to ask.
Thanks for your informative reply.
Ken's Mom gave you very good advice!
Sacrificing material to weaken a king's defense is only a reasonable option when the sacrificing side has several active pieces and can unleash a well-calculated attack following up the sacrifice. In the scenario given, the bishop is the only active pieces, so white would have plenty of time to ward off any attacks following the sacrifice.
The best way to find out, is to play Bxf7 or Bxf2 in such early positions like that yourself - and see that you have nothing really. :-)
The white King can easily "slow-castle".
Heck, then, the half-open f-file might even be good for white.
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by NomadicKnight a few minutes ago
by adamplenty a few minutes ago
Who is the best chess player ever?
by sapientdust 2 minutes ago
Brutal Queen Sacrifice
by flubdub 3 minutes ago
Who is your favorite Grand master???????
by Spiritbro77 5 minutes ago
How do I go about studying the middlegame
by aronchuck 5 minutes ago
Analyse this game please
by Britiannia 6 minutes ago
confusion regarding game analysis with engine
by MrEdCollins 7 minutes ago
Love the winning chess tactic at the end!
by notmtwain 8 minutes ago
Beware of a time waster
by Spiritbro77 9 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!