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  1. Subscriber kNIGHTHEAD
    aka DEFIANT
    18 Apr '07 19:31
    I have been a victim of countless opening traps. I know some opening traps envolve comprimising your position on the board in order to trap. So there in itself it has a degree of risk, because if your opponent doesn't fall for it, you might lose the game because of your potential weakness created as a result. But then again that is the beauty of this game.....the unknown entities

    Can you share some opening traps? whether they are complex or just plain simple. Adding notes where needed would be a bonus. If I find some, Ill post them here as well.
    Thanking you in advance

    watch this space...
  2. 18 Apr '07 19:39
    Here's one I'll be showing to my under 9s this weekend:
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1257934
    This is known as the Noah's Ark Trap.
  3. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    18 Apr '07 19:54
    Originally posted by kNIGHTHEAD
    I have been a victim of countless opening traps. I know some opening traps envolve comprimising your position on the board in order to trap. So there in itself it has a degree of risk, because if your opponent doesn't fall for it, you might lose the game because of your potential weakness created as a result. But then again that is the beauty of this game ...[text shortened]... e, Ill post them here as well.
    Thanking you in advance

    watch this space...
    [/b]
    A wonderful resource here....:

    http://chess.about.com/library/pal4/ztrapsqa/blztraix.htm
  4. 18 Apr '07 20:17
    I can think of one that Kaufman sprung a trap on white in the Mora gambit in :-

    [Event "US Amateur Team East"]
    [Site "Parsippany USA"]
    [Date "2001.02.17"]
    [EventDate "2001.02.17"]
    [Round "2"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Eric Brandt"]
    [Black "La Kaufman"]
    [ECO "B21"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "2397"]
    [PlyCount "62"]

    1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O Nf6
    8. Bg5 e6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Rfd1 Qc7 11. Rac1 O-O 12. Bb3 Ng4 13. Nd5 exd5 14.
    exd5 Bxg5 15. Nxg5 Qe7 16. Qd3 Qxg5 17. dxc6 bxc6 18. Qxd6 Qf6 19. Qxf6
    Nxf6 20. Rxc6 Bf5 21. Bc4 a5 22. Rc5 Bg6 23. b3 Ne4 24. Rc7 Rad8 25. Rxd8
    Rxd8 26. g3 h5 27. f3 Rd1+ 28. Kg2 Rd2+ 29. Kg1 Ng5 30. f4 Nf3+ 31. Kf1
    Nxh2+ 0-1

    The other day on PlayChess some guy was trying to pull off the Nd6 mate trap on me. Even in bullet I could see that one.
  5. 18 Apr '07 20:34
    opening traps require an opponent who walks into them... so really, they are kind of frivilous.
  6. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    18 Apr '07 20:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by kNIGHTHEAD
    I have been a victim of countless opening traps. I know some opening traps envolve comprimising your position on the board in order to trap. So there in itself it has a degree of risk, because if your opponent doesn't fall for it, you might lose the game because of your potential weakness created as a result. But then again that is the beauty of this game ...[text shortened]... e, Ill post them here as well.
    Thanking you in advance

    watch this space...
    [/b]
    1.f3 e5 2.g4 Qh4# It's called Fool's mate. Ever heard of it?
  7. 19 Apr '07 02:19
    i know 3 of them...1 of them i don't really know but oh well.

    1: e4 e5 nf3 f6 nxe5 fxe5 Qh5+ black's ded

    2: e4 c6 d4 d5 nc3 dxe5 nxe5 nd7 qe2 nf6 nd6#

    there's a budapest 1 just like that but i dom't remember lol
  8. 19 Apr '07 14:04
    Can the OP share some of the "countless opening traps" he claims he is a victim of?
  9. Standard member jfkjmh
    nice one
    20 Apr '07 00:42
    Originally posted by Ason Pigg2
    [2: e4 c6 d4 d5 nc3 dxe5 nxe5 nd7 qe2 nf6 nd6#

    there's a budapest 1 just like that but i dom't remember lol[/b]
    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3. de: Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4+ 5.Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7.a3 Nge5: 8.ab: Nd3#
  10. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    20 Apr '07 01:33
    Originally posted by Ason Pigg2
    i know 3 of them...1 of them i don't really know but oh well.

    2: e4 c6 d4 d5 nc3 dxe5 nxe5 nd7 qe2 nf6 nd6#

    there's a budapest 1 just like that but i dom't remember lol
    Don't you mean dxe4?
  11. 21 Apr '07 01:03
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasker_Trap

    One of my favorites.
  12. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    21 Apr '07 14:29
    Originally posted by giantrobot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasker_Trap

    One of my favorites.
    You're back!
  13. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    21 Apr '07 14:29 / 1 edit
    Here's one. I don't know what it's called:

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5 4.a4 c6?? 5.axb5 cxb5?? 6.Qf3!! And black is in a world of hurt.
  14. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    21 Apr '07 15:02 / 2 edits
    there are quite a few shown in my "Checkmate in under 20" thread:

    Thread 26440 (lots of games but few comments though)
  15. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    23 Apr '07 01:58
    Originally posted by jfkjmh
    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3. de: Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4+ 5.Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7.a3 Nge5: 8.ab: Nd3#
    I beat two class A players here at RHP with that very same line!