17129 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I suppose it depends what level you play at. In correspondence chess, 3...Nxe4 is a mistake that may lead to a loss. At the grandmaster level, there are only a couple of players who bother with it, and none above ~2650.
Volkmann and Afromeev are just about the only two players rated +2300 to play it regularly. And they seem to choose who they play it against fairly carefully.
I am not saying 3...Nxe4?! is actually losing, I'm saying it's a mistake. White's advantage goes from minimal (+=) to considerable +/- in one move. Here's one of the few games where a specialist in the line tried it out against a grandmaster.
Don't want to offend people, but it is so American - I think - not to research things like that and bla-bla-bla about such a position.
No offense taken, Edam breath.
A friend of mine had this played against him by a much higher-rated player in the first round of the 1976 US Open. Of course its shock value is considerable...but my friend was still able to draw the guy.
Here's another way to play this as White. I think this second method may be simpler. White wins a pawn almost by force. The resulting position gives black some drawing chances, but the game is going to come down to one of two results. In practical terms at the Grandmaster level, this position was close to winning by move 25.
That's one of the first traps I ever learned, and likely one of the best known opening errors in all of chess. Sorry to disappoint you :)
Not that I know everything. Messing around in the Ruy it occured to me in one speed game, why doesn't white just play an early d4? And I found what was probably a trap known for decades by my opponent...
Congratulations! You've just reinvented the Noah's Ark Trap!
Quite right - named after the first place it was played.
Incidentally, it was Noah's son Ham who actually played it - but he had already had his name immortalized when he discovered Dad had accidentally allowed a third pig on board.
My God, it is one of the most basic tricks in the openings, known for nearly 400 years from an analyses by Greco. In 1620!Don't want to offend people, but it is so American - I think - not to research things like that and bla-bla-bla about such a position.
So Europeans don't count it as "research" if you ask other players in your (online) community about something you haven't seen before? How refined and intellectual you all must be!
Thanks for making this a welcoming place to learn, Eurosnob.
tHIS NOT NEW i dont renember whats it called.
I have seen it played in many tournament real live tournaments I have played in
Was this the Chess for Success regional tournament? Because I played in the open side-tournament for adults at the one in Coquille.
Yes this was the regional tournament for district 12 just west of Portland.
not new, this trick is hundreds of years old
What to play against the King's Indian Defense?
by kikvors a few minutes ago
What is you favorite thing about Carlsen?
by Mersaphe a few minutes ago
12/9/2013 - Mate in 3
by Chess_Guru01 3 minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen dropped out of school in sixth grade?
by waffllemaster 3 minutes ago
Borislav Ivanov is Back! (AGAIN!!)
by expand 3 minutes ago
In the spirit of Tal. My best game so far!
by ancor3 5 minutes ago
How someone wins a match without checkmate?
by Mersaphe 7 minutes ago
by Eyegor 7 minutes ago
The Magnus Carlsen Compassion Fund:
by MrDamonSmith 9 minutes ago
OTB win yesterday
by ConnorMacleod_151 10 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!