28 Aug '20 14:16>
A wee bit long (had logging on issues with B.T. so kept adding bits on)
Also semi-serious, not your usual fare for the less experienced players
because I had to use a few OTB games. The reason for this is I have
discovered an opening trap that (too date!) no one on RHP has fallen into.
It all revolves White here playing 8.d4 to avoid the Marshall Gambit.
..and can Black play 8...Nxd4.
It’s a trap first mentioned in the books around about the early 60’s.
as time passed it was discovered it was not a trap! but playable.
Of course this sets up the Noah’s Trap of which there are 100’s of RHP examples
but the line we are interested in is the variation. 8....Nxd4 9.Bxf7+ and 10.Nxe5.
It is also a minor tribute to Leonard Barden and although he seems to
be the first to wrongly identify this as a trap, giving 8...Nxd4 a ‘?’ I
for one am not throwing stones.(I’ve lived all my life in a glass house.)
8...Nxd4 is on the path of the blunder which comes on move 10.
Does Black move the d4 Knight to c6 or e6 or does Black play 10....Rf8.
Another sub-variation in the same line was at one time thought to be good
for Black (again the books said so) but this too was later found to be wanting.
The game A Holmsten - J. Kiltti, Turku, Finland 1996 is worth a browse.
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