Originally posted by jumpawnit
BLACK TO MOVE
This is a good OTB game I played a few weeks ago. My opponent resigned at this point. I don't know why either but what is the best move for black? I've been pondering this since the game ended. I was black by the way,
Well, I'm just a patzer with an engine. I was holding off on commenting in hopes that some high rated player would jump in with some good advice. But nobody's posted yet, and I don't want you to feel that you're being ignored by the RHP community.
My engine likes 1...e5-e4, with an evaluation of about -1.3 pawns (advantage to Black of 1.3 pawns). And a few other moves with evaluations in the neighborhood of -0.5 to -0.8 pawns. But to tell you the truth, the lines that it's spitting out are much deeper than my limited ability to see, so I really have no idea how Black is supposed to get that advantage.
If you're a master, you might have a big enough of an edge to do further squeezing and maybe get a win (pure speculation on my part, though). However, if you two are novices like me, I have my doubts that White could see enough to decide to resign based on the position. Who knows, maybe he had a doctor's appointment.