13228 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!
hello i recently played a game where my opponet had only his queen defending his knight and i decided to take it with my bishop sacrificing the bishop pair but getting a tempi in return which won me the game basically is this judgement correct?
In this case, no offense to your opponent, but he played poorly and didn't take the advantage of his 2 bishops. After 10. Bd2, he could have gone Qa6, which would let the queen escape and prevent YOU from castling. He can then castle queenside and develop with ...e6 in the future.
To answer your question, I don't think its worth it for you to sacrifice your "good" bishop for a knight, since it leaves holes in the light squares. If I were you, I would play 8. Nc3. If he captures, the I get a big centre and if he doesn't I have more pieces developed.
It's worth trading a Bishop for a Knight plus a tempo only if you can make good use of the tempo gained.
Flag/country name on app
by DrSpudnik a few minutes ago
2/7/2016 - Quick And Painless
by Diakonia 3 minutes ago
8 queens on 1 board+more chess puzzles
by ButterflyNebula 24 minutes ago
My Refutation To The Fried Liver!
by Joseph_Truelson 27 minutes ago
State of Chess.com Round Two! Post your questions here:
by iMacChess 31 minutes ago
over ranked in a tounament angst!!!
by VassilySlimyslob 31 minutes ago
by Christopher_Parsons 33 minutes ago
PRECISELY at the moment...
by eaguiraud 33 minutes ago
Book or PDF at online
by purnata_2 42 minutes ago
Staunton Chess Set Acquisition Fascinating Knights
by goodknightmike 49 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!