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Avoid the trap - save your points!

This article is devoted to some simple opening traps that cost many players lots of points. It’s just the matter of pure knowledge – know and avoid them, or even better get your opponent into one of these traps, or do not care and pay the price. The collection includes many different openings. I hope you enjoy them!


Next one is slightly different, but it's again the square f7 that matters. In general, many tactical tricks in the opening are based on the weakness of squares f2 and f7 since these are protected only by the kings.


And now another side of the coin - watch out!


Enough of square f7! Now let's see what is going on somewhere else!


And another story with similar ideas, but this time more advanced:


Next example concerns players who happen to play main lines again French Defense:


And the last example comes from Sicilian Defense:


So, these are just a few opening traps, in the real world tens of other traps are waiting for you - so take care! If you have any questions or want to study more of the interesting opening ideas just shot me a message, I will be happy to assist you! Good luck!

Comments


  • 14 months ago

    TourmalineP

    If B2d in example six ?

  • 14 months ago

    shepi13

    In the third diagram, can't white gain an advantage with the following line:



  • 15 months ago

    Jacobsan

    Thanks for the good article

  • 16 months ago

    DK81

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. Qg4 c5 6. a3 [[Qa5 7. axb4 Qxa1 8. Kd1]] O-O ( 8... cxb4 9. Nb5 ) ( 8... cxd4 9. Nb5 ) 9. bxc5 Nbc6 10. Nf3 Nf5 11. h4  The "[[" after White's sixth move seem confusing.  There appears to be no seventh move outside the brackets.  Maybe there is a small problem here; I find the sequence of moves unclear.

  • 16 months ago

    DK81

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  • 16 months ago

    Ironknight777

    Awesome article. good advice.. thanks. 

  • 16 months ago

    amirtagh

    Now I undrestand why they call you GRANDMASTER. thank you.

  • 16 months ago

    Kebay

    Apart from the April 1th video (you know, that one with the mating server error), have you ever lost in a LiveSession? I‘ve not seen all videos, but I saw you some times in a worse position and managing to even win (The Svesnikov video for example, or an old one 15min without increment video where your opponent was totally winning, but lost due to time) or draw as in this game. So I am wondering: Did you ever lost a Live Session game?

    Or do you just fear to upload lost games? Tongue Out

  • 16 months ago

    siddharth64

    Happened to me at chess.com

  • 16 months ago

    siddharth64

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  • 16 months ago

    Myth404

    Amateur chess player moves vs theory expert move

  • 16 months ago

    L71

    Good article,  thank you.

  • 16 months ago

    richardmil

    I used to have a book, Traps & Zaps, that was full of helpful moves...can't remember the author but was entertaining

  • 16 months ago

    1to6

    nice article....

  • 16 months ago

    javaid321

    Thank you for this, I will use these traps in blitz.

  • 16 months ago

    DrFrank124c

    Great blog, show us  more traps!

  • 16 months ago

    StevieBlues

    lol@houdini seeing the whole line in #3 instantly...

  • 16 months ago

    NoHesitatingPawn

    What?Undecided

  • 16 months ago

    wiggle2

    very interesting.  i like

  • 16 months ago

    thought_control

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!  I like the one about the Sicilian.  What is White's plan with c4 ?

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