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Sicilian bischop trap


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    Krijnor

    I recently played two games in which i could trap the opponents bischop at turn 4. This did however leave me with a very open queenside. My question is whether I should go for it should the opportunity arrise or just neglect the material? Here are the opening moves (I played black):

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    Wouter_Remmerswaal

    Yes you should take it :D

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    NinjaBear

    Material advantage is well worth the opened queenside. In fact, black can even play Bb7 which will be very powerful if white castles king-side. Note that you don't have to take the bishop right away.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    RoffleMyWafflez

    An opened queenside is hardly even a disadvantage if you castle kingside.

    Well worth the 2 points.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    zezpwn44

    Of course you should take it; you can just castle kingside with no issues

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    II-Oliveira

    Nobody has ever played 2.Bb5 against me.

    After 2...a6 white can avoid losing the bishop by retreating it, but losing tempo instead.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    Dragec

    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    WilsonYiuWahWong

    Kind of similar but be careful of this; I fell for this once in a bullet game:

     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    II-Oliveira

    Dragec wrote:
    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)

    It is even worse, they mixed the Portuguese with Sicilian.

    I searched for 1.e4 c5 2.Bb5 in chess.com database and there are only 2 master games with that.

    No name was given by the database to this opening.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    Dragec

    II-Oliveira wrote:
    Dragec wrote:
    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)

    It is even worse, they mixed the Portuguese with Sicilian.

    I searched for 1.e4 c5 2.Bb5 in chess.com database and there are only 2 master games with that.

    No name was given by the database to this opening.


     You did not get the hint, perhaps I should be more direct. Cool

    I meant, this is Noah Arc trap, which can easily occur in Ruy Lopez if one is careless:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruy_Lopez,_Noah%27s_Ark_Trap


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