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Bxf2+ dilemma


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    DJAbacus

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    ivandh

    Because Bxf2 is a retarded move

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Kens_Mom

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    DJAbacus

    Kens_Mom wrote:

    .... 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.

    Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    ponz111

    Ken's Mom gave you very good advice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    NachtWulf

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    TeraHammer

    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.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #8

    Scottrf

    TeraHammer wrote:

    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. :-)

    You just lost Icaro a game, 2 years later :(


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