Chess Traps Nobody Wants To Play

Chess Traps Nobody Wants To Play

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Hello Again,a nice wee mate in two with RHP games supplying the clues.

Gelfand and Anand blundering in similar positions in different games.

A book cover that must be one of the worst mistakes in publishing history.

A trap/trick no RHP player has fallen into and another just waiting to be sprung.

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The Stacks

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12 May 19

@greenpawn34

I added that one trap at the end to the game Kieseristsky-Laigle 1843 in my master database- the analysis is an improvement over the game, which white won. Here is the original game for those interested (I can't get the added line in to work with the pgn viewer):

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Quarantined World

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@Paul-Leggett
11. ... Bb4+ looks like an improvement for black, who just sort of handed over all his pieces from then on. So I don't think 11. Nc7 is playable. White needs 11. a3 or 11. Nf3 to stop the bishop check and give up the knight. It looks like white's trying a bit too hard to hold onto the knight on a8 and it doesn't really work. I think he should play 9. Nf3 rather than 9. cxd5 as the a8 knight can't be held anyway and black will use up a few tempi trying to take it.

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Grass Farmer

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@deepthought said
@Paul-Leggett
11. ... Bb4+ looks like an improvement for black, who just sort of handed over all his pieces from then on. So I don't think 11. Nc7 is playable. White needs 11. a3 or 11. Nf3 to stop the bishop check and give up the knight. It looks like white's trying a bit too hard to hold onto the knight on a8 and it doesn't really work. I think he should play 9. Nf ...[text shortened]... n 9. cxd5 as the a8 knight can't be held anyway and black will use up a few tempi trying to take it.
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