I know that an early castle in the Guico Piano is dodgy so in the
following game I recently played on here I delayed castling.
Waited for Black to castle and cooked up this wee trap.
I've given the main line - the game in question took a slightly
different (ugly) turn but it was lost. Game 5986145
Of course like most aggressive
traps it is unsound.
There are aggressive traps which kick off the game into a tactcial
melee and these tend to bank on the victim getting lost in a maze.
trap is a 'safe' trap that just happens to be in the
position after a natural delveloping move.
Here is the game.
I know Black has 'stay at home Queen sacs' in this line where you
leave the Queen as bait on her home square.
All I need do then is cook up a wee trap along the same lines as
Black has in this variation and hope my opponent is not too wary,
then roll the dice.
Good Chess this, 'I hope my opponent is not too wary.'
I think it's the kind of play that has all the masters spinning in their graves.
('cept Frank Marshall, he might approve.)
You can why he goes for it, he thought he was getting a pawn and
a check on f2 - he never expected me to play Kf1 and win a Queen.
So I rolled the dice - a double six!
Korch was so impressed he devoted one his blogs to ithis game.
I wonder what he would have said if I had lost it.
I like a gamble every now and then.
I follow the signs.
On the 4th of April (the 4th month) I put £4 on dog No.4 in the 4th race.
How much did win?
Nothing. it came in 4th.