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If I understood correctly, the knight was on c6 and you play Nf4 whilst having a pawn on e5 still (which is important as it prevents f6 by black after gxf4 Bh4+). In this case, gxf4 is not necessarily the best as it leads to the exchange of B+N for a rook an a pawn (see below), which gives white some chances, despite it still being better for black. [title ...


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New answer based on the updated question. As it turns out, Stockfish finds all of these moves, Nxe5, gxf4, and Rd2 all almost dead equal. Let's look at why. It still finds gxf4 a hair better than the others, and I would normally prefer the piece myself in most cases, but not here. I like Rd2. I have included notes in the following game, so read them as you ...


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