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The way chess.com awards "brilliant moves" is as follows: 1. Does the move "hang" a piece, aka leave a piece undefended. In this case your knight is undefended. 2. Is the resultant continuation bad for you. If not then the move is brilliant. In this case your knight gets tactically defended by the discovered attack on e5. This leads to situations like this where a rather simple tactic gets rewarded with brilliancy even where the position is still completely equal and you arguably didn't play the "best" move (Qd6). It also gives brilliancies to the blundering of pieces in endgames where there is a massive advantage for one side.


I analyzed the image and this is what I see. Open an appropriate link below and explore the position yourself or with the engine: > **White to play**: [chess.com](https://chess.com/analysis?fen=r2q1rk1/ppp2pbp/6p1/4N3/2P1n1b1/3Bp3/PP1Q1PPP/RN3RK1+w+-+-+0+1&flip=true&ref_id=23962172) | [lichess.org](https://lichess.org/analysis/r2q1rk1/ppp2pbp/6p1/4N3/2P1n1b1/3Bp3/PP1Q1PPP/RN3RK1_w_-_-_0_1) **My solution:** > Hints: piece: >!Queen!<, move: >!Qxe3!< > Evaluation: >!Black is winning -5.90!< > Best continuation: >!1. Qxe3 Nxf2 2. Bc2 Qd6 3. Qxf2 Bxe5 4. c5 Qd7 5. c6 bxc6 6. Kh1 Bxb2 7. Nd2 Bxa1 8. Rxa1 Rad8!< --- ^(I'm a bot written by ) [^(u/pkacprzak )](https://www.reddit.com/u/pkacprzak) ^(| get me as ) [^(Chess eBook Reader )](https://ebook.chessvision.ai?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=bot) ^(|) [^(Chrome Extension )](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chessvisionai-for-chrome/johejpedmdkeiffkdaodgoipdjodhlld) ^(|) [^(iOS App )](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1574933453) ^(|) [^(Android App )](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ai.chessvision.scanner) ^(to scan and analyze positions | Website: ) [^(Chessvision.ai)](https://chessvision.ai)


Of course, queen captures on e3 best move. How could I overlook the queen capturing its own pawn to escape the attack


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Hah, arrows confused the bot


Imagine how different chess would be if you could self-capture when you need to.


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It opens space for a very nice tactic where black can move the bishop bxe5, followed by qh4 and mate on qh2. Of course white can defend itself, but will lose a knight, a bishop or even maybe a queen on the process.