I was playing a tournament on Chess.com and received a "Brilliant Move" in the post game analysis. I haven't received this before and was curious of the following.
[FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. g3 dxc4 6. e3 Nf6 7. Bd2 a6 8. Ne5 cxd4 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. exd4 Rb8 11. Bxc4 Rxb2 12. Bb3 Bb4 13. Qc1 Rxd2 14. Qxd2 Ne4 15. Qd3 Bxc3+ 16. Ke2 Qxd4 17. Rhf1 Bxa1 18. f3 Nc3+ 19. Kd2 Nb1+ 20. Rxb1 Qf2+ 21. Kc1 Bf6 22. Ba4 O-O 23. Bxc6 Rd8 24. Rb8 Qc5+ 25. Qc2 Qg1+ 26. Qd1 Qxd1#
- What is considered a "Brilliant Move" ?
- What about the 12. Bb4 move constitutes it being "Brilliant"
- My logic was to maintain pressure , develop the queen towards the center , trade out a rook when I felt like there was no way I was going to be able to keep it back there. I am quite low ranked (very new to chess outside of the odd game with friends) . I don't see how this is considered a brilliant move as it was just placing pressure , buying little time for future development.
My Thought Process;
- Rxb2 - Free Pawn remember hearing about Rooks on the 7th , lets give it a crack
- Bb3 - That didn't work out so great, rooks trapped in there, lets hope he moves his black bishop to try and take it so I can keep the attacks up and check him.
- Rxd2 - Going to lose the rook to the queen, may as well try and capture a minor piece.
- Ne4 - Maintain Pressure on the Queen , can't take my knight without losing his queen, can probably capture his knight put a check in, when in doubt check it out.
Literally nothing about that felt "Brilliant" anyone able to assist with why it was perceived to be good?