Originally posted by 7ate9
I realise most people do not consider setting traps in a game of chess good, because it wouldn't work against the top players in the world, people think they will become.LOL. I am never going to be a top player in chess, but play for enjoyment where setting traps is a part of this when playing against opponents who basically aren't that good anyway.
If you ...[text shortened]... setting traps or God just makes it happen, then don't be shy to post. I'd love to see it...
That's not technically true. Top players set traps all the time, the difference is that they don't expect their opponent to fall for it. Generally speaking, escaping from a potential trap often means you have to make a move you otherwise wouldn't have chosen. When you are forced to make a move like this, your opponent has at least won a tempo, and at best has forced you to position a piece in an inferior position. If you want to improve, you must analyse the outcome of a trap with best play
. If your opponent comes out of the whole thing worse than you, then you have achieved an advantage. Strong players accumulate small advantages like this. Over the course of a game, these small advantages become greater until the position ultimately becomes winning...If their opponent does not achieve best play, then they win material.