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  1. 12 Mar '10 04:48
    Hi guys, I'm just wondering if there are any playable opening traps out there. Looking for things that will not really hurt you if your opponent does not fall into them. 😕 if those exist.
  2. 12 Mar '10 06:24
    Originally posted by range blasts
    Hi guys, I'm just wondering if there are any playable opening traps out there. Looking for things that will not really hurt you if your opponent does not fall into them. 😕 if those exist.
    Winning Chess Traps, by Chernev has 300 traps, all lines are playable IMO
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Mar '10 13:36
    Originally posted by range blasts
    Hi guys, I'm just wondering if there are any playable opening traps out there. Looking for things that will not really hurt you if your opponent does not fall into them. 😕 if those exist.
    1. e4
  4. 12 Mar '10 14:19
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    1. e4
    1. e4 d5!! That's the best trap ever.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Mar '10 14:48
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    1. e4 d5!! That's the best trap ever.
    Funny enough, that's why I don't play 1. e4!
  6. 12 Mar '10 15:50 / 1 edit
    Every trap is worth a roll of the dice.

    1.e4 d5 2.d4!! the counter trap.

    A new one I've seen on another forum which does not really damage the Black position..

    1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d3 d6 4. g3 Nd4!?



    And White wants to challenge the Knight. 5.Nf3 and they see Bg4
    pinning the f3 Knight so they play 5.Nge2??

    No known victim yet - but give it time.
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Mar '10 15:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Every trap is worth a roll of the dice.

    1.e4 d5 2.d4!! the counter trap.
    That was my answer to the Scandinavian when I had a brief fling with 1. e4 a few years back. My intention after 1. e4 d5 2. d4 was to transpose into the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, but I never got to test it in a rated game.

    Paul
  8. 13 Mar '10 16:39
    1.e4 d5 2.d4 e6 the counter counter trap!

  9. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    13 Mar '10 16:45
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    1.e4 d5 2.d4 e6 the counter counter trap!

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/4p3/3p4/3PP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq d6 0 3[/fen]
    OK I just snorted my coffee out. LOL the French Trap
  10. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    13 Mar '10 16:48 / 1 edit
    That has got to be one of the least trappy lines in chess.

    3.exd5 the exchange variation trap.

    Possibly the most boring opening in chess.
  11. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    13 Mar '10 19:49
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Possibly the most boring opening in chess.


    🙂🙂🙂 a little action...
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    13 Mar '10 19:52
    Yeah, but I was referring to the exchange variation. I pretty much gave up the french because I got tired of the exchange variation.
  13. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    13 Mar '10 20:01
    This line looks like it has some potential for action?

  14. 17 Mar '10 13:58
    Cambridge Springs Defense in the Queen's Gambit declined has traps based on a discovery along the 5th rank when there is a bishop on e3 that make it fun in low level blitz. Any competent 1. d4 player will be well aware of them but it is still a sound opening, Kasparov used it against Karpov in a world championship match and Alekhine used it several times against Capablanca in their match.
  15. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    17 Mar '10 16:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    1.e4 d5 2.d4 e6 the counter counter trap!

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/4p3/3p4/3PP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq d6 0 3[/fen]
    ...and can turn out 1.e4 d5 2.d4 e6 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3!?

    ...or my blitz fav 1.e4 d5 2.d4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3? Bxc3 5.bxc3 dxe4 6.f3?

    The "?" for white was what the computer thought of the moves when I tried it on the comp back in the day when I had one of the beasts.
    Didn't stop me from winning lots of blitz games with it vs the humans:-)