Mate Threat vs. Queen Attack

Justin_Sloan

At 15.d4 I saw to possibilities, 15...Nc4 threatening the queen, and 15...Qxa4 threatening mate. Since White's Queen was somewhat inactive and holding a defensive position, I decided 15...Qxa4 was better. Thoughts?

 



Scottrf

Nc4 clearly as the computer says. You can take on a4 next move and threaten mate on a1.

venkatachengalvala

Qxa4 is not a bad move, though Nc4 is a better move. Qxa4 is still winning for black (-3.91)

ghost_of_pushwood

And incidentally, if you're still 4 pawns up afterwards, I would hardly call the move a "blunder."

Cinematic

Lol almost every move in the game is an inaccuracy. Good job though.

NubbyChessking

well Nc4 was better at the moment but you still got checkmate so.

WindowsEnthusiast

As the saying goes, one win per game is all you’ll ever need. That said, if you find a good move, find a better one—as it could be the difference between winning and drawing or losing.

Sred
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

And incidentally, if you're still 4 pawns up afterwards, I would hardly call the move a "blunder."

That's probably what the ridiculous analysis feature calls it.

ghost_of_pushwood

of course..."inaccurate" as always. wink.png

Sred
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

of course..."inaccurate" as always.

I might even call it a blunder.