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Why is the next best move Nf3, instead of moving Bg5?

If you think of a line like dxc6 Bxc6 now Black will gain material after taking on g2. Nf3 allows you to take the enemy knight on c6
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Why is the next best move Nf3, instead of moving Bg5?

It's not really a sacrifice because the move in effect counterattacks the Nc6. You don't want to play dxc6 at once because after Bxc6 your Queen must move and Black will follow up with Bxg2. If you ...
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Why is the next best move Nf3, instead of moving Bg5?

Nf3 is suggested because, after fxg5 the c4 bishop has become monstrously strong and prevents the black king from castling while you can castle and bring your rook into the game on the E file, putting ...
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