What would you do?

Oct 2, 2009, 10:38 AM |

This is a position I encountered in a recent game against my father. I'm playing with the black pieces. Tell me what your move would be.

I chose to play Nd7 because I think I can still capture his dark bishop and develop my pieces at the same time. The other options are Bd7 or c6. I contemplated c6 for a while but it looked like my dad could capture at least 2 of my pawns in exchange for his bishop, and I would be left with poor development.