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  1. 22 Jan '12 17:33
    Black to move.


    It comes up a lot and I actually lose a lot of these games as black. Can black try to set any interesting traps here?
  2. 22 Jan '12 19:22
    From a quick glance: Probably not. If white gets to d4 without punishment g6 can prove too slow.
  3. 22 Jan '12 19:27 / 1 edit
    Black is probably just fine though. Can't see much for white.

    Actually, even d5 might work.
  4. 22 Jan '12 19:28 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by WanderingKing
    Black to move.
    [fen]r1bqkb1r/pppp1p1p/2n2np1/4p3/2B1P3/2P2Q2/PP1P1PPP/RNB1K1NR b KQkq - 0 5 [/fen]

    It comes up a lot and I actually lose a lot of these games as black. Can black try to set any interesting traps here?
    Bh6 can lead to dis-coordinating whites pieces a bit. Follow with Na5, or d6 threatening Bg4. Whites loosening move is Ne2...



    What am I talking about? White has d3 after Ne2! Of course, 2 d3 is playable because Nxc1 after Bxc1. However I think its pretty nice for black..


    Q
  5. 22 Jan '12 19:32
    The more I look at it, the less I see for white. I can't see any advantage here. Why do you lose? How do your games go?
  6. 22 Jan '12 20:08
    Q, thank you very much. I will try to use these lines.

    Golub, that is unfortunately difficult to say. When I have nothing prepared for a particular position in a bullet game, I'm having a hard time recalling what I actually played after the game. I'm a very bad player and I don't see the board when I close my eyes. I know good players can recreate the whole game after it's played. I'm very far from that.
  7. 23 Jan '12 01:08
    Looks like the above position came from this.



    ....Back here.


    A few months back 2...Nf6 was discused as being good blitz fun.

    2...Nf6
    3.Qxe4+ Be7


    For the pawn Black is going to get easy development and tempo on the White Queen.

    Some examples from RHP.

    Game 7820282 White lost his Queen lost in 5 moves.

    Game 6853276 White getting mated in 11 moves

    Game 2708829 White losing a bucket load of material.

    Saved the best till last.

    faffie (1701) - Ziguratti (1369) RHP 2009

  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    23 Jan '12 04:15
    Originally posted by WanderingKing
    Black to move.
    [fen]r1bqkb1r/pppp1p1p/2n2np1/4p3/2B1P3/2P2Q2/PP1P1PPP/RNB1K1NR b KQkq - 0 5 [/fen]

    It comes up a lot and I actually lose a lot of these games as black. Can black try to set any interesting traps here?
    It is probably best for Black to get his king safe first by moving Bg7 and
    castling.