I was looking at an analysis which shows this position ( from Bacrot - McShane 2018). At this point Black just played
...Qa5+, and the only moves that are analyzed for white are
This is not the first time I see such a position, and I never understood why
Bd2 is not even considered. As a black french player, I often discard moves like
...Qa5+ because it looks superficial to me after
Bd2. But by looking at these games, it clearly looks like I'm missing something important here.
Any pointers ?
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