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  1. 30 Jan '14 23:41
    That is the question...
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    31 Jan '14 02:22
    Originally posted by twohybrid
    That is the question...
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  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    31 Jan '14 13:27
    Google "Geoff Chandler".
  4. 31 Jan '14 14:39 / 1 edit
    That Geoff Chandler guy is a cretin, don't go near he anything he writes or suggests.

    Hi twohybrid

    Always go for the trap - the more you set the more chance of pulling off a cheapo win.
    The two or three trap trick is the best to go for.
    They spot the first trap, relax and then fall for the 2nd or 3rd one.

    Cheapo wins are better than sound technically played wins and are much easier to play.

    EH?

    Everyone knows how difficult it is to win a won a game.
    So give your opponent a won game and then steal it back from him. It's cinch.

    Your game v Silverstriker Game 10324271 in this position:


    You played the brilliant 6.0-0!.
    Black of course took the Queen giving him the disadvantage of having a
    won game after only 6 moves.
    This is exceptional play twohybrid and obviously a gift. I am in awe.

    Notice how his play relaxed after he won the Queen allowing you to win the h8 Rook.

    After that you missed the chance to set up up the two trap trick.

  5. 31 Jan '14 17:48
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That Geoff Chandler guy is a cretin, don't go near he anything he writes or suggests.

    Hi twohybrid

    Always go for the trap - the more you set the more chance of pulling off a cheapo win.
    The two or three trap trick is the best to go for.
    They spot the first trap, relax and then fall for the 2nd or 3rd one.

    Cheapo wins are better than sound tech ...[text shortened]... offering the the a1 Rook.} 14... Qxb2 15. Re8+ Kg7 16. Rxg8# {A brilliant 4 piece mate.} [/pgn]
    Exactly. I would not set a losing trap against a player of your strength but I would consider it against a player of low rating in the hope they do not see heir winning move but take the bait. Thus, my opponents rating would influence my play.

    Likewise, when I blunder I sometimes do not resign if my opponent has a low rating. Discuss.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    31 Jan '14 19:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That Geoff Chandler guy is a cretin, don't go near he anything he writes or suggests.

    Hi twohybrid

    Always go for the trap - the more you set the more chance of pulling off a cheapo win.
    The two or three trap trick is the best to go for.
    They spot the first trap, relax and then fall for the 2nd or 3rd one.

    Cheapo wins are better than sound tech ...[text shortened]... offering the the a1 Rook.} 14... Qxb2 15. Re8+ Kg7 16. Rxg8# {A brilliant 4 piece mate.} [/pgn]
    No 1...Qxc4, por que?
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    31 Jan '14 19:38
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Google "Geoff Chandler".
    His writings are rampant- in every corner, it seems.
  8. 01 Feb '14 02:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    No 1...Qxc4, por que?
    I told you do not trust anything this nutcase says.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    02 Feb '14 19:35
    Originally posted by twohybrid
    Exactly. I would not set a losing trap against a player of your strength but I would consider it against a player of low rating in the hope they do not see heir winning move but take the bait. Thus, my opponents rating would influence my play.
    .
    Why play a trap against a weaker player - you should beat them anyway!

    Set traps against stronger players who will most likely beat you!
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Feb '14 23:39
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    His writings are rampant- in every corner, it seems.
    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandler.php