The Duck at Yale + Traps in the Sicilian

The Duck at Yale + Traps in the Sicilian

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The Duck at Yale + Traps in the Sicilian

The Duck has left Mexico and Canada and is back in the USA
staying with Kareemelbadry.

Here he is with a bust of Bobby Fischer…

The Duck and Fischer

…outside the Yale University Chess Club.

The Duck is off to a chess congress soon so next blog will have pics
of that. (hopefully without Kareemelbadry’s thumb.)

I can spot the word ‘Chess’ from 20 paces.
I picked thus up for 10p in a junk shop.

Naffo CD

No I have not gone all sappy and soppy. I don’t dislike poetry I have just never got into it.
Under normal circumstances I would not pick this up but I was curious to see if they had
on it ‘Eskimo Nell.’

But what caught my trained eagle eye was this on the back of CD.

Chess Poem

OK it’s not ‘Eskimo Nell’ but I had to give it a listen.
Naff…nothing to do with Chess.
I suppose he could not find anything that rimes with En Passant.

In Thread 152579 Wandering King posted this position.

White to play and win.

As the Wandering King says it is a nice easy one.
Worthwhile looking at the whole game as it is an Anti- Dragon Trap
and it's always beneficial to look at the build up.
(Good name for a Chess Author that one: Benny Ficial)

Blatny - Dasek Chocen, 1950

Of course the lead up play has been seen on here but in this case the RHP player does not
fall for the trick and the two lads produce a game with an interesting couple of sidelines.
(of course it ends in a blunder but this is RHP, what else do we expect!) 🙂

ROGERHALES - nedjeljkod RHP 2010

The opening moves of this game hides a trap that has caught 10 players
with the exact same move order.

roma45 - King Mob RHP 2011

Amongst the 10 victims who fell for this trick one escaped.
He did not lose his Queen, he lost his f-pawn and won a Bishop.
Watch as the whole thing blows up in White’s face.

domadorcaballos - gjorgjit RHP 2007

And now this:

How often have I said that we at our most vulnerable when playing that winning move.
Yet another example. Behold!

Sirveyor - venda RHP 2013.

Venda (who sportingly drew my attention to this game) is on the brink of
winning. Just one move to tidy things up and job done. Alas…..

This game was sent to me as an example of a mate from out of the blue

Zbyszko - Alistair72

Which brings us on nicely to another batch of….

What Happened Next

…where you have to find the lemon that was actually played in the game
based on the clues I give you.
I like these because you cannot cheat and use a computer unless it has a setting
called a Red Hot Pawn player.

ErniXX - gq80nn RHP 2012

Black. A whole Rook up to play.
White then mates in two…..with a Knight.

jrdavid68 - BTLynx RHP 2011

Black to play and White helps him to mate himself in two moves.
1…Qe1 2.Kh1 Qxf1 mate is one way. But what do you think happened?

RDM - Chippy Minton RHP 2010

Black to play. White mates on the next move.

I need not say anything. It’s obvious what Black is going to play.
You know and I know that Knights on the same file make pawns smile.

Black played 1…b5 forking those pesky Knights and one of those pesky
Knights then checkmated Black.

agent33 - karantzis RHP 2012

White can mate in one move with.
1.Qd7 or 1.Qc6 or 1.Qb5. What happened next?

interskyboy - blades87 RHP.2011

I wonder if anyone on here has a position where they can deliver checkmate
with either Rook but miss it.
And then 8 moves later his opponent has a chance to mate with either Rook.
Nah…Too many if’s.

White to play. What did White not play. (two answers?)

We end with a marvelous mating pattern.
After seeing this you will rush off to your Chess Clubs to show it to your chums.

fdeysel - sose RHP 2005

The Duck, again with Kareemelbadry’s thumb outside the Yale University Dinning Hall

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