Geller's Trap and the Dive Bomber

Geller's Trap and the Dive Bomber

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Geller's Trap and the Dive Bomber

My Christmas present, 2 bottle of aftershave, had run out.

So I skip merrily into Boots the Chemist and a bored but pretty looking
girl directs me to the shaving shelf where the aftershave is displayed.

In the Chemist

We dive in for a closer look.

On the shelf

Lured by the romantic pirate sounding name I buy the Bay Rum aftershave.

Time passes...

Used bottle

You can see that the Bay Rum aftershave has been used. For 5 days
I splashed this stuff on my face. I was wondering why I was getting
funny looks at work and the scent was not a normal aftershave smell.

Time to read the label of the back of the bottle.

Nit Lotion

It’s for people with nits!

I took it back to Boots and the pretty girl behind the counter
collapsed into a hysterical fit of laughter. and tells her chums.

I was given a proper bottle of aftershave and told I
could keep (more giggles all around) the Bay Rum.

Greenpawn Tip No. 136.
Read the labels of things before you splash it on your face.
Geller Trapp

this is actually trap No1 in…

Book on Traps

Next week we do Trap 2, the week after that Trap 4 and so on.

(Wait a minute....what about Trap 3?……..Russ)

No, that is part of my main repertoire, I’m not giving that one away.

OK. Let us now take a look at this Geller Trap.

J. Adamski - Y. Geller Olympiad 1968




1968 was not over when Geller sprang the trap again. Geller won,
but had to go through a severe attack. WHite had an improvement.

I. Chikovani v Y. Geller Karseladze memorial 1968


16. Kh1 here instead of 16.Qxd4.

The King is tucked away and White has a tempo on Black’s Queen. 16…Qb6 17.Rd1.


Geller played 15…Be5 weathered the attack and scored a hat trick with
this trap. Here is how it went. The lesson is cold bloodied defending.

Poor defending is rife at the lower levels. I’m having to use a top
class game because examples on the 1400-1900 DB are hard to find. ๐Ÿ™‚



36 years later. Y. Kuzubov - Y. Visser Groningen 2004

White to play move 16.


Remember how useless that White light squared Bishop was? Infact
White was trying to sac it and Geller chose to decline to take it.

Instead of 16.b3 which happened in the previous game. White did a clearance sacrifice. 16.c5!
and with c4 now available for the light squared Bishop the attack on f7 really means something.

It’s also a trap within a trap.


Should Black play 16…Qxc5 then 17.Be3 traps the Queen.
(Black has to play 17…Bc3 to free e5 for the Queen.)


Years passed... and in 2008 A lad on here sprung the Geller Trap.
The RHP player showed the planet a whole new pitfall to fall into.

Man O War - Richardt Hansen RHP 2008.


Anybody with nits want half a bottle of Bay Rum?

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Comments (5)

  • Posted 2921 days 20 hours and 37 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Indeed why not?

    Don't know if White got his move order mixed up
    or simply overlooked Bxc3.

    It's not the worst blunder I've seen,
    or for that matter played by me. ๐Ÿ™
  • Posted 2923 days 12 hours and 23 minutes ago
    Standard membertharkesh
    hallo, in the last game, why not 3. Qxd4?
  • Posted 2924 days 18 hours and 47 minutes ago
    Standard memberjanelledbien
    Comment removed
  • Posted 2925 days 9 hours and 19 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Fixed - had Bay Rum in the eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The note about dark squared Bishops now makes sense.

    Cheers.
  • Posted 2925 days 9 hours and 34 minutes ago
    Standard memberaanepade
    Something has gone wrong in the Chikovani-Geller game...surely after Geller plays Qc3 (to try and exchange queens) Chikovani plays Rxc3!
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