catmoon wrote:Was wondering what happens in the last game if 15. b3
At first glance my instinct is to play Qxa1 and trade the rook for the knight, winning materially. I think Qxe5 could be stronger for two reasons:-
1) it keeps the queen in the center where she is the most useful
2) white must be careful to avoid the discovered check from black's queen next turn (ie. if black move's his knight out of the way, giving check and generating threats with the knight simultaneously)
Not sure what white's best response is though to Qxe5 but he doesn't have very much to work with at this stage.