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  1. Standard member pawnfondler
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    22 Nov '06 09:49
    seen alot of ppl this past week try to open a game with a bunch of traps example i lead e4-b5 the hanging pawn i take with my bishop. b5-he follows bishop b7 attacking my e pawn, i go knight c3 defending it, he pushes pawn f5(apparent pawn sacrifice to follow to g2 and win my rook if i take). its easily defended and i win a pawn and have better central control.
    anyways on topic, since i got to the 1400s ive seen alot of it. its stupid. Ppl are bringin out there queens early and going down pieces early, moving same pieces lots with first 5 moves, bishops before knights, breaking all rules i was taught when i first began studying chess. Do any of you have success with traps like this outside of playing 1200s?
  2. Standard member malinga
    That would be me
    22 Nov '06 10:13
    What you talking about. Give notation of the trap please...
    1. e5 etc

    Ta.
  3. 22 Nov '06 10:15
    1.e4...b5
    2.Bxb5...Bb7
    3.Nc3...f5

    Why not take the pawn, 4.exf5, allowing ...Bxg2 then 5.Qh5+!
    Then ...g6 (forced), 6.fxg6 ...Nf6 (attacking Q) then the killer g7 disc.+! & black takes Q, white promotes by taking rook h8. White has destroyed black's kingside & promoted - should be game over.

    Turn the "trap" on your opponent!
  4. Standard member pawnfondler
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    22 Nov '06 10:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    1.e4...b5
    2.Bxb5...Bb7
    3.Nc3...f5

    Why not take the pawn, 4.exf5, allowing ...Bxg2 then 5.Qh5+!
    Then ...g6 (forced), 6.fxg6 ...Nf6 (attacking Q) then the killer g7 disc.+! & black takes Q, white promotes by taking rook h8. White has destroyed black's kingside & promoted - should be game over.

    Turn the "trap" on your opponent!
    arent you clever the one. never even thought of it. regardless i picked him apart still, and won.
    and ya i guess i do suck at drawing out the game moves.
  5. 22 Nov '06 10:36
    I always look to attack. Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails miserably:'(
  6. 22 Nov '06 14:16
    Game 2788382

    5.Bxf3...

    Better was Bh5 ..Why? - read on


    Qxf3..

    it ends up like a scholar's mate position.

    Nf6 ...

    poor defence. Better was Qd7, which I think, is still very good for white after 0-0.

    Qb3!

    which produces two threats:-

    - Bxf7+ Kd7 Qe6+ Kc6 -- winning pawn, plus exposing king

    And

    Qxb7, winning a pawn and possibly, a Rook


    The defences to Qb3?

    a) Nxe4?? Bxf6+ Kd7 Qe6+ Kc6 Qd5+....with Qxe4 to follow

    b) Qc8?! Bxf6+ Ke7 Be6 Nbd7 [Qxe6? Qxb7] d3 ....White is a pawn up.

    c) d5? Qxb7 Nbd7 exd5 Bc5 0-0 ....white is up two pawns

    e) b6 (as played in Game) Bxf7+ Kd7 Qe6+ Kc6 d3....White up a pawn.

    so there you have it, a little opening trap for you guys to try out!