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  1. 14 Aug '13 21:54
    Usually feats of Boners and Blunders from the RHP Championship

    Also a study


    White to play and win Composed by Harold Lommer.
    (Solution on the blog)

    A 2 minute YouTube Trap that I want you try in your blitz games.

    Blog 4
  2. 16 Aug '13 08:27
    The fact that 'only a bishop' mates from this position is only correct when black plays 1. ... b3. Black's longest survival path is 1. ... Ne2 and white then wins only with a promotion to queen or rook.
  3. 19 Aug '13 11:20
    Nobody tried this trap out yet?



    Don't player the bottler's variatian.




    Solution to study:

  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Aug '13 16:33
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Nobody tried this trap out yet?

    Winning a piece.
    Well, not a whole piece. White can get two pawns for it. If I had fallen into that trap against a weaker player, I wouldn't resign just yet.



  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Aug '13 19:02
    Originally posted by moonbus
    [b]Well, not a whole piece. White can get two pawns for it. If I had fallen into that trap against a weaker player, I wouldn't resign just yet.
    PS: I do not mean that I am prepared to adopt this as my preferred line against all customers... I merely meant that I do not see that this is immediately fatal for White. I am reminded of a game...

    Capablanca vs. Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914, in which Capa was a piece down by move 15, but it took Tarrasch 83 moves to force a decision.
  6. 20 Aug '13 00:34 / 2 edits
    Hi Moonbus.

    I can see all kinds of ther ideas for White to make it harder for Black.
    That is why the trap needs testing.
    I'm not all that interested in Capa and Tarrasch, more interested in
    Mr Clumsy v Tommy Tactics.

    From the stem idea there are on record loads of Black wins.
    for example Game 6990489 and Game 8083872

    For all we know a few lads have tried it at blitz and lost and don't want
    it mentioned on the blog. 🙂
  7. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    20 Aug '13 11:23
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Hi Moonbus.

    I can see all kinds of other ideas for White to make it harder for Black.
    That is why the trap needs testing.
    I'm not all that interested in Capa and Tarrasch, more interested in
    Mr Clumsy v Tommy Tactics.

    From the stem idea there are on record loads of Black wins. ...
    Sorry if Capa-Tarrasch was off topic.

    Thanks for the links to the other games; I played thru them. It appears that White must get more than the center pawn if he is to generate initiative.