Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
Thanks for your comments...
Are there any, how you say, openings or tactics that attempt to set up poisoned pieces?
There is the poison pawn variation of the najdorf (and winawer as was mentioned, but I play the classical french lines so I know nothing about it).
My little pamphlet here is yellow and so old as to not be in algebraic notation (the cover is lost so I dont have a copyright, but if memory serves its roughly '67). Anyway, it gives
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6
6. Bg5 e6
7. f4 Qb6
with the pawn on b2 being 'poisoned'
Actually if memory serves me right black can get away with taking one pawn at the expense of a kingside attack/uncomfortable game. Taking more than one is supposed to be sure defeat. That however, is among GM's with nearly flawless play.