Originally posted by aommaster
That's very interesting. I was considering that move in my notes. I was acutally planning to move the queen onto that file, and hence, moving d5 would cause me to win material. But, as you saw in the later game, I alligned my bishop with his queen and moving d5 would block the discovered attack.
I think if he HAD moved his queen out of the range of by b ...[text shortened]... ty for a surprise attack on the queen if you were in my position?
thanks a lot for your time
Against an opponent who puts his queen on f3 on the second move you may be right.
2. Qf3 is bad, and 2. ... f6 is also not a great idea as if he retreats his bishop rather than just exchanging it on move 5 you have a problem trying to castle and the knight is deprived of that square. If your opponent had played 2. Nf3 then 2. ... f6 (Damiano's opening) is more or less losing.
3. ... c6 looks ok as long as the knight can get to d7, 4. ... b5 gains some space, doesn't prevent a future ... d5 and forces the bishop to move, but it also leaves your king with nowhere to go, I think that this outweighs all the other considerations, kingside castling is no longer an option so if lines are opened you have no pawn cover for your king.
Over the next few moves the position became a mess. You had both given yourself development problems by sticking the wrong things on f3/6. White played 7. Nh3, and you are more or less forced into making flank pawn moves. Sticking the pawn on d6 earlier would have made sense as the bishop is bad anyway and isn't made much worse by letting the knight get to d7. If white had castled kingside and opened up lines in the centre instead of locking up the queenside pawns then I think you'd have found yourself losing.
The problem with trying to maintain X-ray pressure on the queen like that is that your d-pawn ended up backward, and the queen's knight ended up utterly out of the game on a6. If your opponent doesn't fall for it you're left with some weaknesses it could be hard so sort out.
Other than that there didn't seem
to be any serious tactical problems in your game, just look up some openings. In that game 2. ... Nf6 is reasonable as your opponent is probably hoping for 3. Bc4 and 4. Qxf7# and that stops him and puts pressure on e4 and d5. There's no need to protect e5 yet as it hasn't been attacked.