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  Ruy Lopez (Steinitz Defence) opening trap


Chess rating: 2238
LCF 160 Fide approx. 2050

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Sat Dec 28 2002 11:58AM | edited: 3:54:43 | MsgID: 57731

Should we play for opening traps? Of course not (well probably not) but its handy to know a few just in case your opponent tries them on you ;)

The dividing line between a trap and a blunder on the part of the person who falls into it is sometimes hard to draw. Noah's Ark trap (is it really that old?) arises in several different forms in the Ruy Lopez and involves white's bishop being trapped by an advancing wall of black pawns. In the following example, white's mistake was not playing 8.Bd5 before recapturing the pawn.

[[1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.d4 b5 6.Bb3 Nxd4 7.Nxd4 exd4 8.Qxd4 c5 9.Qd5 Be6 10.Qc6+ Bd7 11.Qd5 c4]]

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LCF 200 Fide approx. 2250
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Sat Dec 28 2002 8:52AM | MsgID: 57713

Hi all

This new forum is the equivalent of "It'll be alright on the night" for Opening play. It has been kindly suggested by Philip.

Here is one from the Caro-kann opening, where white plays the very trappy Qe2 move. The unsuspecting player with black then continues casually and falls straight into it..

[[1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Qe2 Ngf6 6.Nd6]]

Best wishes

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