12660 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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!
3. Bc4 is a simple way for white to get +/-.
the real reason f6 is a bad move is much simpler. It doesnt develop.
d6 doesn't develop either.
Ah, but it opens a line for the development of the Black queen's bishop.
It doesn't develop, but it prepares the development of the light squared bishop, so it's not a bad move, but of course not as good as the developing move 2. Nc6 or 2. Nf6.
The problem with 2..f6 is that it doesn't do anything. It is supposed to defend the e5 pawn, but the pawn can just be taken. The only thing it does is weaken your king's position. You could even play 2.. a6 and the pawn is still defended indirectly (3.. Qe7 if 3. Nxe5) and that at least wouldn't weaken the king's position. 2. f6 is just a bad move.
It is a horrible defence!! Once someone played it and didn't get smoked by me. If played accurately it can not be a total disaster. But... Most don't and get killed. It was a opening trap I thought I had discovered until recently realising it is actually a named black defence. Anyone that has a clue has to know it is weak!!
he'll play 3...Qe7 for a -0.60 that he knows inside out.
I think you mean +0.6
Sam Sloan likes to offer to play the Damiano (he's beaten experts with it in tournaments), but what he doesn't tell you is that he'll play 3...Qe7 for a -0.60 that he knows inside out.
Try playing a computer up even a piece and you'll see how difficult it is to win those "easily won positions."
Your +0.60 is actually much closer to +1.60, and it's also well known that when one played against Kasparov, the pieces were moving differently. Definitely not when playing against Sloan, though...
The bust is also well-known: 3...Qe7 4.Nf3 d5 5.d3 dxe4 6.dxe4 Qxe4+ 7.Be2 Bf5 8.0-0 (Fisher played 8.Nd4 in the simul and only drew... but 8.Nc3 Qxc2 9.Qxc2 Bxc2 10.Nd4 Bg6 11.Bf4 is also terminal- Black is highly unlikely to survive in that position). 8...Qxc2 9.Qe1, and Black has no good moves left.
3...Ne7 is probably the best line for black
What would you say about this game?
by aron_r 2 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by Elubas 4 minutes ago
8/24/2016 - Shock And Awe
by sp1234 5 minutes ago
$200 to spend
by RussBell 9 minutes ago
Play versus capa, tal and morphy for real!!!
by 0110001101101000 10 minutes ago
Delete the account of user
by wanmokewan 11 minutes ago
A Special Thanks to Alan Dewey for My Chess Set Restorations
by UpcountryRain 13 minutes ago
Tired of sandbagging players
by DjonniDerevnja 33 minutes ago
Can anyone help me analyze this game?
by Lord_Cosmos 33 minutes ago
Read This Before You Post
by slaysicilian 35 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 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!