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  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Jan '16 23:32 / 2 edits
    How about a thread for games decided by a Queen trap. I'll start:

    procyk-BigDoggProblem
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Jan '16 23:42
    BlueBoy2-BigDoggProblem

  3. 29 Jan '16 02:53
    I have a few but these twp appear to have stuck in my mind.

    greenpawn34 - Rene Pogel RHP 2008

    All I did was develop my pieces.



    Veager - greenpawn RHP 2009

    Bishop bait.

  4. 29 Jan '16 12:55 / 1 edit
    Here's one I had recently. What a better square to trap her on than her starting square.

    UserChevy - khaytov

  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Jan '16 16:01
    Originally posted by UserChevy
    Here's one I had recently. What a better square to trap her on than her starting square.

    UserChevy - khaytov

    [pgn][Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2016.01.07"]
    [EndDate "2016.01.17"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "UserChevy"]
    [Black "khaytov"]
    [WhiteRating "1718"]
    [BlackRating "1692"]
    [WhiteElo "1718"]
    [BlackElo "1692"]
    [ ...[text shortened]... xd4 Qd8xd4 17. Rd1xd4 O-O 18. Rh1d1 b5 19. Rd4d8 Bc8b7 20. Rd8xa8 Bb7xa8 21. Rd1d6 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Why moves like 10...Bh4?? get played is a mystery. 10...d5 looks much better.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Jan '16 16:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I have a few but these twp appear to have stuck in my mind.

    greenpawn34 - Rene Pogel RHP 2008

    All I did was develop my pieces.

    [pgn]
    [Event "Fast Play 1/0"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2008.07.27"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "greenpawn34"]
    [Black "Rene Pogel"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1987"]
    [BlackElo "1565"]
    [EndDate "2008.08.0 ...[text shortened]... bottled up.} 6. cxd3 Bc5 7. Qc2 {Not a threat as I deomnstrate.} 7... Nb4 8. Qxc5 Nxd3+ [/pgn]
    Perhaps a proverb applies to the first game: beware the move that gives you exactly what you want.

    You don't see as many people falling for a poisoned c2 pawn. Usually it's the one on b2.
  7. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    29 Jan '16 20:23 / 1 edit
    I suppose you could call this a queen trap as my opponent resigned after losing her
  8. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    29 Jan '16 20:29
    Not one of my games sadly, this is between burningbush and Rogerbr from the middle of last year. I added a couple of moves to the end of the game to show what would happen if white tried to recapture the queen:
  9. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    29 Jan '16 20:56
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Not one of my games sadly, this is between burningbush and Rogerbr from the middle of last year. I added a couple of moves to the end of the game to show what would happen if white tried to recapture the queen:[pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2015.06.24"]
    [EndDate "2015.07.20"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "burnin ...[text shortened]... e it's clever} 28. fxg3 Rxh2 29. Kxh2 {Forced as the bishop covers g1} Rh8 {Beautiful} 0-1[/pgn]
    With hindsight the trade was a blunder, but I think white was frightened of the passed b pawn which is why the rook went to b1
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Jan '16 21:04
    Originally posted by venda
    I suppose you could call this a queen trap as my opponent resigned after losing her
    I think of "Queen trap" as meaning that the Queen is under attack and has no safe squares to run to. I would think GP's 2nd example does not qualify, nor does yours. GP's first example is what I had in mind.
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    29 Jan '16 21:07
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Not one of my games sadly, this is between burningbush and Rogerbr from the middle of last year. I added a couple of moves to the end of the game to show what would happen if white tried to recapture the queen:[pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2015.06.24"]
    [EndDate "2015.07.20"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "burnin ...[text shortened]... e it's clever} 28. fxg3 Rxh2 29. Kxh2 {Forced as the bishop covers g1} Rh8 {Beautiful} 0-1[/pgn]
    Not really a Q trap, but still a spectacular finish.

    Maybe I should just open the thread for spectacular wins of any type. 😵
  12. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    29 Jan '16 21:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by venda
    With hindsight the trade was a blunder, but I think white was frightened of the passed b pawn which is why the rook went to b1
    The queen's covering b3 so there's no need, white needs some counterplay so with the c-file half-open and black's c-pawn backwards, I'd be looking to put the rook on c1 the queen on c2 and maybe sacrifice the knight to try to smash my way into black's position.
  13. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    30 Jan '16 13:17
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    I think of "Queen trap" as meaning that the Queen is under attack and has no safe squares to run to. I would think GP's 2nd example does not qualify, nor does yours. GP's first example is what I had in mind.
    Ok I'll keep that in mind.
  14. 30 Jan '16 15:53
    Not very high level playing, I was already a piece up, but was pleased to be able to have the queen trapped.
  15. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    30 Jan '16 17:03
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Not really a Q trap, but still a spectacular finish.

    Maybe I should just open the thread for spectacular wins of any type. 😵
    So you want positions where the queen is in checkmate so to speak - does this include pins, because I've no end of games that went 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qc6 4. Bb5...