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When I see this game, I wonder "Why 22. Qh5?" Well, I also wonder about 8. Ne5, 10 Nd3, 13. Bh3, and other things. With 22. Qh5, I just wonder "Why not Qxc6? This looks like one of those games white won for black.
I always felt it was silly to do waste an active piece to take an equal, inactive piece. Here is the full game where white played 4. Qe2+, but they also do some weird thing with their bishop and then ignore the queen pin. I'm interested to see what you think of it.
It's interesting that I make 4 pawn moves total and they make 10.
your questions are good ones. White was probably hoping for a nice easy game with few challenges and a quick exchange of queens.
Ne5 is based on ideas to block the e-file and try to post a piece actively. It also allows the diagonal to be blocked with Nd3.
the player was FIDE 2100 so not an idiot tactically. if he doesnt take something like a hanging piece examine the capture and ask,"What is black's response?" Ill give you a hint, the queen is captured. Qh5 is the only safe square.
from your questions it seems you are looking at the game superficially. i really liked ...b6 because it instantly creates some strategical and tactical problems for white to solve. Compare the moves in the game of a strong master to yours. If you see a game between strong players assume that the moves are correct tactically. if you disagree after a serious attempt then ask a stronger player or computer.
if you disagree after a serious attempt then ask a stronger player or computer.
I thought I did. I also put it in Fritz, and Qxc6 is the move Fritz made, but black still trashes white. The queen gets captured 9 moves later. Any ways, Qh5 obviously wasn't a safe square.
Dont ask fritz though,.. do it yourself :)
right so why Qh5? because it Looks safe and i am pretty sure at that point white was just hoping for a luck mate. he might have thought g6 Qh6 was gonna be a trap.. .hard to say.
I guess in summary Black is doing just fine in these early Qe2+ lines
That's what I've been trying to find out. I see it a lot and think it seems to be a waste for white when there are more pieces to develop.
My 15 min game, would love some input
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