Originally posted by Fleabittenbecause he loses his knight. 1... cxd6 2.Qxb6. 1...Qe8 2.dxc7 Qe6(2...Rxe7 3.e6!) 3.Rd3!
Can someone tell me why black would have resigned in this position? White has just advanced their pawn to d6. Black to play.
[fen]2r3k1/1pp1qp1p/1n1P2pB/4P3/3b4/PQ3R1P/1P6/1K3B2 b - - 1 30[/fen]
Originally posted by heinzkatwell now that i have the bishop on board it seems that perhaps black was seeing ghosts and thought 1...Qe6 was forced?
It is fairly difficult for Black to hold on to f7, i.e. 1. ... cxd6 2. cxd6 Qd7 3. Bb5
But if it is actually lost after 1. ... Qe8, not sure, let's see.
Originally posted by heinzkatThis was a game I was watching on another site. Two highly ranked players (on that site). That's why it caught my interest. I think white has the better play, but I don't see what (if anything) compels black to resign at this point.
Who plays White? Who plays Black?