Why would black move their knight (b8) to d7 vs taking the bishop (f5) with the queen? Click the link to see an interactive version, can someone explain this to me, I see no reason for black to lose their queen?



  • The answer is provided by the tag "mate theat." The explanation should say "Bxf5" instead of "Bxg6."
    – Mike Jones
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 2:04

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If Black takes the bishop on f5 then White plays Qd8 with checkmate.

Black plays Nd7 in order to prevent checkmate.

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