King's Gambit Trap

Here's a fun trap in the King's Gambit accepted. If you like this, I'm sure you will like the other opening traps on a page  I found  in Wikipedia. .Most people don't realize it but Wikipedia is a great chess resource that gives concise information about openings and many interesting  chess positions and ideas. 


  • 23 months ago


    Yeah this is not a trap.  Black would have a hole in his head to let this happen.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanx 4 the responses. I agree this is not the most subtle trap in the world but I thought it was interesting. Also I wanted to point out the page in Wikipedia that contains  traps in many different openings. 

  • 3 years ago


    I love traps but, to be honest, this one is a rather weak one. Traps, as I see them, must be quite subtle and take advantage of natural moves that somehow prove fatal.  Up until move 7, it looked pretty interesting, but the Queen/Bishop attack on f7 isn't at all subtle and the trap depends upon a gross oversight by Black rather than upon a series of forgivably overlooked clever moves or large sacrifices. 6...Nf6 or Nh6 would have served Black well and seemed obvious and easy-to-find responses rather than the hasty blunder.
    But keep up the good work of the King's Gambit.

  • 3 years ago


    Why not just 6...Nf6; ? i don't know the theory but it seems solid (at least for one more move). White can't play e5 because of Qxc4+.

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