I no longer have this game, although I do remember losing it. Here's the setup of the game, with White to move:

[fen "2b1kb1r/r5pp/8/p1pQBp2/qn1P1P2/6P1/4P2P/2R1KR2 w - - 0 1"]
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    Who's on move??
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 23:44
  • You see that religious "Christian" at the bottom? His piece is glowing because it's his turn.
    – warspyking
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 23:50
  • What happened to the picture?!?!
    – warspyking
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 1:04
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    The picture was edited out. This diagram is the standard way of displaying chess positions on this exchange.
    – Cleveland
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 3:25
  • I don't see any "diagram". I see a piece of code: [fen "2b1kb1r/r5pp/8/p1pQBp2/qn1P1P2/6P1/4P2P/2R1KR2 w - - 0 1"]
    – warspyking
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 10:54

1 Answer 1


White can safely resign. He is down 2 pieces without compensation and Black has a passed pawn.

Now, Black's King is not secure, so if the White Q could get a check in, it is possible the Queen and Bishop could be a threat. However, I see nothing here that makes me think White can get anything going.

So Qc4 to keep the Queen close to the action while keeping an eye on g8 to prevent castling. This pins the Knight on b4 though I don't know that it matters much.

If White gets time, he could consider Kf2. This will connect the White rooks in preparation for Rfd1, after which White shoves the d-pawn down Black's gullet. If Black takes it, all the better.

But White really is doomed.

  • @warspyking more comments added.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 23:53
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    White's queen is currently hanging on d5
    – Cleveland
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 23:54
  • @Cleveland yeah just saw that.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 23:55
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    It doesn't really matter but Qa1+ is an improvement over Nxd5 after 1. Rc4
    – Cleveland
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 0:32
  • @Cleveland maybe I should delete this post, lol
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 0:37

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