Event Chess Game (rychessmaster1 - Martin0)

Martin0

gg

Nc3 was a mistake since it allows me to get my queen to b4. I should have gone there directly, but I only realized directly after I played d6.

Getting my queen to b4 should have been more mild after you have played Be2. The main reason being that your king has the f1 square available.

In this position black needs to be careful that white has no combination. I am threatening a pawn, so I must make a capture next move. There fortunately isn't any tactic for white (that I can see), so the most aggressive move is Qe4. Qf4. Note that if white still has his bishop on f1, then black has Qxc3, Qc2# as a response, so then white would not have this option:

In this position I was actually planning to bail out and play Qxc4, Qc5. I have won a pawn and not much things going on there. But the critical line (which I would avoid) is of course Qxc3 Qc2+ Kf1

This is where blacks problems starts. Black is forced to capture pawns. The most greedy being Qxb2 Qxa1. Black can also try Qxb2, Qc2, but after white plays Re1, black must play Qb2, Qxa2 and black would face the same problems. The problem being that white plays Bxf6.

Black needs to make a capture since the a2 pawn is hanging. Bxf6 looses to Qg5, Qh6# and if black does not capture the bishop, but plays Qxa2, Qb1, then white plays Bxg7 with mate to follow. Kxg7 Qg4, Qg5+ Kg8 Qh5, Qh6#. So blacks only option is exf6, when white has to play Qe5 Qxd6

White is threatening Qd7, Qe7+ Kh8 Qxf8, Qxf7#. Black has to capture the a2 pawn, so black can't prevent it. So this is a winning line for white. If white would have moved his queen to f4 I would be satisfied with winning a pawn.

 

I spent some time calculating these lines before moving my queen to b4, but then you pretty instantly played a different move which pretty much instantly lose for white happy.png

rychessmaster1
I’m going to make the claim that white is NOT winning if black isn’t forced to capture the a2 pawn because after something like Bf5, white has to capture on b7
rychessmaster1
Black is dead won after this line: Be2, Qxc3 Qc2+, Kf1, Qxb2 Qc2, Re1 Qd2 Qxe1+, Kxe1, Nh5! winning the black queen with an enormous material advantage
rychessmaster1
Actually, Nxe1 changes things, let’s see here...
So don’t take the rook, take the bishop instead. Still a large enough material advantage
rychessmaster1
So Qxc3 Qc2+ is far more concrete than Qxc4 Qc5
Martin0

You are correct.

Black can just play Qd2 Qxe2+ instead of Qd2 Qxe1+ in your line. It is winning for black indeed.

Kinda hard to calculate happy.png

rychessmaster1
Martin0 wrote:

You are correct.

Black can just play Qd2 Qxe2+ instead of Qd2 Qxe1+ in your line. It is winning for black indeed.

Kinda hard to calculate

Yay! Except I was white there lol. You would have missed it

Martin0

I would have taken an extra look at the lines before I would decide between Qxc4 Qc5 and Qxc3 Qc2+, but most likely yes, I would have missed it.

Martin0

I was focusing on looking for checkmates, not winning whites queen. Nh5 did not cross my mind at all.

Martin0

White should play Bxf6 instead of Re1 though.

rychessmaster1

Yea Bxf6 is still winning for white lol