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  1. 07 Nov '15 12:08
    This game finished a few minutes ago. Game 11429591

    This position arose with me (White to play)



    I really wanted to play 9.Be2 inviting him to castle.
    If castles I do not have Qd5+ winning the c5 Bishop because of the Knight on e7.

    It is a trap but it's to thin. His grade of 1800+ put me off.
    If he was under 1500 I would have gone for it or if I was
    forced to move my Bishop again I would gone for it.

    But this silly retreat would have raised the hackles in any good player.
    "What is he up to?"

    I nearly did it because castle looks like the obvious reply and the lad
    does has a load of other games on the go but it's a shoot-the bolt move.

    If he spots it (and it's only a few moves deep) then I have nothing
    from the opening except a struggle to prove Be2 was a good move.

    In the end I went for an anti castling plan with Be3 and Bc4 and
    although I won I would dearly have loved to (and should have) played 11.Be2.

    I will not be able to look at myself in the mirror for the next few days.

    The trap.

    me - pdunne RHP November 2015

  2. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    08 Nov '15 02:01
    Never say never!
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Nov '15 21:20
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    This game finished a few minutes ago. Game 11429591

    This position arose with me (White to play)

    [fen]r1b1k2r/ppppn1pp/8/1Bb1P3/4p2q/2P5/PP3PPP/RNBQ1RK1 w kq - 0 9[/fen]

    I really wanted to play 9.Be2 inviting him to castle.
    If castles I do not have Qd5+ winning the c5 Bishop because of the Knight on e7.

    It is a trap but it's to thin. Hi ...[text shortened]... Knight stops it.} 10. g3 Qh3 {Only move.} 11. Bg4 {Wins the Queen. Pretty deep Eh?} 1-0
    [/pgn]
    Well he gets the rook for queen so all is not lost immediately
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    01 Dec '15 22:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    This game finished a few minutes ago. Game 11429591

    This position arose with me (White to play)

    [fen]r1b1k2r/ppppn1pp/8/1Bb1P3/4p2q/2P5/PP3PPP/RNBQ1RK1 w kq - 0 9[/fen]

    I really wanted to play 9.Be2 inviting him to castle.
    If castles I do not have Qd5+ winning the c5 Bishop because of the Knight on e7.

    It is a trap but it's to thin. Hi ...[text shortened]... Knight stops it.} 10. g3 Qh3 {Only move.} 11. Bg4 {Wins the Queen. Pretty deep Eh?} 1-0
    [/pgn]
    Umm, I'm wondering if sonhouse has a point. I've only looked at the screen but after 3. ... Qxf1 4. Kxf1 Rxf2+ or 4. Qxf1 Rxf2 (threatening a discovered check) it's looking a little less controlled than I'd like coming out of a combination.