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The Noah's Ark chess trap in the Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense results in black trapping white's light-squared bishop by force after tricking white into an immediate recapture on the 8th move of the game. The Noah's Ark trap is one of many chess traps for black out of the Ruy Lopez and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the chess trick itself while offering very brief tips.
Well, I fully agree with that last point.
Hey Jempty, I hate the chess player's conceit of not finishing games. How many movies do you leave twenty minutes before the ending? How many novels do you read where you skip the last chapter? How many times do they suspend an NBA game once they reach garbage time and the starters come out?
There is no disrespect inherent in finishing a game to checkmate. You introduced the disrespect by promoting to a rook when it wasn't needed to avoid stalemate.
Yeah, there is a cool Fishing Pole video out there on the internets.
Has anyone heard of the "Fishing Pole Trap"? It's also for Black in Ruy Lopez
Nice short useful video!
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