I just finished off a game and decided to do some analysis because I had a position that I was thinking about for a little bit.
I ran the game through Stockfish and the move I was thinking about was one Stockfish disagreed with.
[FEN "r1b3r1/pppqkpB1/2nb1N1p/8/8/5N2/PPP1BPPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 2 1"] 1. Nxd7 (1. Nxg8+)
I played Nxd7, however, Sockfish suggested that I should play Nxg8+.
The only thing I can think of is looking at relative value. The suggested move would result in a rook (5) and Pawn (1) for no material lost, while Nxd7 move would result in a queen (9) and pawn (1) for a knight (3). Doing the math, the Nxd7 move still results in a better move. That or it doesn't like me opening up Black's white bishop
I let the engines play it out from this position and in both instances the Nxd7 results in a mate faster than the Nxg8+ move.
Because I can't see any reason the the Nxh8+ move is better than the Nxd7 move, is anyone able to assist or is Stockfish drunk?