14862 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!
with the move 1.) Qxf7, i think white would have a huge advantage everytime even thought its a sacrifice
Well, queens are best when there aren't many pieces or pawns on the board... so I would have to say the set. Add that to the fact that, using the traditional material-counting method, the set has more material value, too.
How about moves like 1. Qh5 or 1. Qd5 or 1. Qgf2 or 1. Qdf3, these moves all begin straight away by forcing your opponent into playing things to avoid mate.
Er, strange question there. I was just wondering if White had a forced mate from the start. What about 1. Qgf2. If Nh6, Qxh6, so that's no defence. 1...f6 or 1...d6 seem to work though, when I think White would be in quite a lot trouble with such an exposed king.
I think black could probably solidify after Qxf7 Kxf7 (maybe I'll run it through chessmaster to make sure).
I'm pretty sure Black can defend quite easily and win after 1. Qxf7+. 1. Qd5 and 1. Qh5 both lose a tempo, so probably lose as well, while 1. Qdf3 allows the 1...Nh6 defence.
Well, chessmaster is hesitantly saying that white has mate in nine. I'm doing a longer analysis now.
CM says 4 queens, setted up like this, have forced mate in 10.. So I suppose 4 queens are better
Looks like mate in 10 for white.
there as so many other things black can do to avoid this, surely?
It's a forced mate in ten.
I'd take 4 sets and a queen!
Hmm, so much for my defence theory. How about if Black gets to move first?
according to chessmaster, if black were to move, either e6 or Nf6 would give it an advantage of about one pawn.
"2nd Gashimov Memorial, Round 3 | Host: GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko"
what is the best program to train chess?
by Chicken_Monster a few minutes ago
excessive time to force-resign
by Cremteck a few minutes ago
Every fool can win in blitz chess !
by grobgomez 2 minutes ago
My first Smothered mate
by VibrantMoves 4 minutes ago
How did I do?
by chess_jawa 11 minutes ago
4/19/2015 - Mate in 3
by thiskid1 13 minutes ago
Kings Fianchetteo Variation
by Chicken_Monster 17 minutes ago
4/16/2015 - White To Draw
by WScott336 18 minutes ago
best ways to study positional chess.
by Murphy70 31 minutes ago
What's On Your Bookshelf?
by fburton 32 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!