I dont understand why did white need to play Nxd4 in this position?
- Anonymous5 months ago
White is already a pawn up with the better position. If Black recaptures with the knight, White plays f4, threatening fxe5 winning the pinned knight on f6 and Black has no good defense. If Black recaptures with the pawn, White has Qf3. Black has to play Kg7 to defend the pinned knight. Then White can play Qg3+, Kh7; Bxf6 Qxf6; Qxc7. White is two pawns up and Black's position is a mess.
- Wire and StringLv 75 months ago
its all about clearing the way for f4. that pin on f6 gets brutal after white opens the F file to his rook. black's whole king side collapses after the knight on f6 falls and g4-h5 open up for white's queen.
- Chris AncorLv 75 months ago
There is a huge advantage in that it opens the diagonal for the white Queen. White wins in 5 or 6 moves from here.
- 5 months ago
He doesn't need to; there are other open pieces and he's not in check.
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- NancyLv 65 months ago
Nxd4 is the spot the black bishop is sitting on, so you're saying the the white bishop didn't capture the rook but the white night captured the bishop?
- Aster RhoidsLv 65 months ago
The bishop can only move diagonally.