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Queen Trap

  • benws
  • | Oct 30, 2011
  • | 7167 views
  • | 19 comments

This is another game in which Bobby Fischer comes up with another ingenious idea. On his twenty-third move, he seemingly sacrifices his rook, and then reveals his point when he traps the black queen in his own territory. After that, he springs a few more tactics and eventually simplies into a winning endgame. Overall, the game a real treat to look at.

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  • 5 months ago

    subham_behera

    or to Qc7

  • 11 months ago

    upen2002

    @MicFizzle 

    On move 24 why didn't the Queen move to E5?

    White would play Bf4 pinning the Queen 

  • 24 months ago

    MicFizzle

    On move 24 why didn't the Queen move to E5?

  • 3 years ago

    ROOKe281

    interesting game

  • 3 years ago

    jshnaidz

    @ joseph_ward 

    43.h3 Bxh3 44. rh1 kicks the bishop and grabs the pawn on h6 leaving him with a better position.

  • 3 years ago

    jamesblum3

    got you thanks guys so obvious cant believe i missed that lol

  • 3 years ago

    iRookie2011

    @jamesblum - The queen would be pinned to the king after 25.Bf4 and so would not be able to move.

  • 3 years ago

    jamesblum3

    i see your point but if the black queen goes diagonaly back to c7 next to the rook and the king, and white makes that move, then black queen could escape up the other side somewhere could it not?

  • 3 years ago

    joseph_ward

    I'm lost (probably because it's a high level game)...On move 42, why didn't black play Bxh3?

  • 3 years ago

    KevinO

    After 24.Rxd4!! and either 24...Qd6 or 24...Qc7 white wins th queen with 25.Bf4. 

  • 3 years ago

    jamesblum3

    whats wrong with the black queen just moving diagonaly 3-5 spaces toward his king and saving his queen? a  clear advantage is it not?

  • 3 years ago

    carpon

    From move 16 to 32 it all looks staged. After 32 he's 1P ahead. But without the pawn promotion the Q trap wouldn't be advantageous - after move 25 he's down a piece, surely not the point of the trap.

  • 3 years ago

    BobCatBluff

    Why didn't White take the Queen on move 24 with fxg3 or hxg3.  White loses the rook anyway in the trap exchange.

  • 3 years ago

    iRookie2011

    This game was analyzed by Roman Dzindzichashvili in a Chess.com video.

  • 3 years ago

    Play3r1

    Beautiful game. Great trap.

  • 3 years ago

    tappman

    k1ond1ke, the bishop would play Bf4 pinning the queen to the king.

  • 3 years ago

    nuclearslurpee

    Either leads to 25. Bf4!

  • 3 years ago

    k1ond1ke

    24. Qc7 or Qd6?

  • 3 years ago

    minital

    Cool game

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