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One typical response is that White should play Bg5……because is fxg5, then Qf7 mate!
Another response is White should play Bh6 as …..gxh6 allow Qh5 mate!.
Or - with these moves - is White simply playing "Hope Chess" - where he hopes his opponent falls into a simple trap?
If you suggested a move like Bd2 or Be3, helping to complete White’s development – that is a much better idea. Bf4 is the best move.
B) The e7 pawn can’t move without being captured
C) The Black king is stuck on e8