Originally posted by Rank outsiderThat is known as Legal's mate. The best defense would have been Nxe5 in which case the game may have continued
Two games where White has played Nxe5, leaving the queen temptingly exposed. In both cases, taking the queen leads to mate.
In the game where I was White, I believe that best defence would still have left me a pawn up.
However, it seems to me that this situation is a fairly plausible situation to arise i ...[text shortened]... tabases, but this may reflect the fact that this trap is very well known. Does it have a name?
Originally posted by zebanoIt is called Legals Mate - its a position that can occur from the petrov.
That is known as Legal's mate. The best defense would have been Nxe5 in which case the game may have continued
7. Nxe5? Nxe5
8. Qxh5 Nxc4
You have gained a pawn and a bishop but lost a bishop and a knight. Hence, the best defense would win the game for black.
A slight improvement might have been to interpose Bxh7+ before capturing the bishop on h5.
Originally posted by ShinidokiBecause if black plays d5 it's impossible for white to play Bxf7+
In secound game, we have someone making a complete hash up.
I am slightly Confused by one of Blacks moves however.
if the plan was Nxe5 d5 [pawn fork] then I can't see how it can't be countered with Bxf7+ Kxf7 Nxe5 exd4? Nfg5+ [Kg8? Qxg4 dxe3?? Qe6#] Ke8 Qxg4 exd4 - and I think white has a nice attack.
Originally posted by ShinidokiYes,much more clear
Ok then - Move numbers.... and also, a few edits...
6...Nxe4 7.Nxe4? (Nxe5 is clearly a blunder) d5 (pawn fork)
SO, INSTEAD OF NXE5 white should play Bxf7+
7.Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.Nxe4 exd4? 9.Nfg5+ [Kg8? 10.Qxg4 dxe3?? 11.Qe6#]...Ke8 10.Qxg4 exd4
I am slightly Confused by one of Blacks moves however.Sorry, but I am still struggling. You say that White's move Nxe4 is clearly a blunder, but my move Nxe5 was a response to this move.
Originally posted by Rank outsiderHe's confused about black's 6...,Nxe4 and white's 7.Nxe5,or so I think.
Sorry, but I am still struggling. You say that White's move Nxe4 is clearly a blunder, but my move Nxe5 was a response to this move.
Why is Nxe5 a confusing move? Or did you simply mean that the position prior to White's mistake was quite strong, had the correct move been played, which I am happy to accept.
I don't think we need to be saracastic, I am just trying to follow the argument.