Here is the end to a blitz game that I just finished. It ends with me sheepishly setting a trap, that my opponent falls right into. I am black, and white is rated over 1900.
I played 1. ... Be4 just to save the piece and trade off my bad bishop.
Then came 2.Bxe4 Rxe4 3.Qc2 attacking the c6 pawn.
Here my original intention was just 3. ...Re6, but a saw a tactic and just kept on calculating. I should note the times, White: 1:08 (1 minute 8 seconds) Black: 1:28 ... This move took 6 seconds to find.
This is not a forced win or anything just a devious little trap using the tactics in the position.
There is one tactic in the position. Let's give white a move and play Qxc6 (his obvious intention).
Here black could play Re1+, trying to remove the defender of c6 (Rxe1 Qxc6).
But after Kh2, what has black gained?
Back to the original position:
With this in mind, and sort of having a free move before reaching this position, I came up with 3. ... Qf6. There is also a slight (very slight) postional justification for this move (if white played f3 and took on g6 after the rook moves, the rook ending would be harder to win).
3. ... Qf6
The trap is set, and white fell in hook, line, and sinker. Here is the conclusion to the game:
4. ... Re1+
5. ... Qf4+ This is the extremely useful extra move I needed!
And White Resigned Before
6. ... Qxf2 Mate
Are there any lessons here? Let me think of something ...
1. When you see a tactical sequence (the Re1 deflection idea after Qxc6) try to look a little further (farther? "Drop it" - Groucho). There may be a way to make it work.
2. Never assume that a strong player just drops a pawn. Always be suspicious, especially in seemingly innocent positions. The material is usually hanging for a reason! White actually did himself in.
3. Always play for traps. 🙂 For more info, see Greenpawn.
I may post some more interesting recent blitz positions if this goes over well. I have a few nice ones lately (and some real lemons too).