Friendly Game Gets Serious

Dec 18, 2014, 10:13 AM |

I played a co-worker in a friendly game of chess before our shift started. We got into a fairly docile opening, 1. e4 e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bc5 4. Be3 Qe7... I can't exactly trace the rest of the opening moves but we had tangled a bit with the dark square bishops for a while. Here is the final position before we had to get to work.

My initial thought was to capture the Queen and after the Rook recaptures, to play g5 and fork the knight and rook. Although the g-pawn is technically in a pin and the fork won't exactly work unless I can find some intermediary moves to keep it intact. Here are some of my ideas going forward.



Please offer some insight because this was a game in which I did not play well in the opening, and suddenly had to defend this onslaught. I think that I could have won the game by winning an exchange, but still Taylor played strong throughout.