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Lasker Trap


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    pauix

    Compositions involving underpromotions look very cool on a chess book, but you hardly ever get a chance to underpromote a pawn and get an advantadge in real life. In this game, my opponent fell into the Lasker Trap, and I finally could make an underpromotion:

     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    DENVERHIGH

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    hyost87

    cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    urangminang

    what a cool trap

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    TheChessOne

    pauix wrote:

    Compositions involving underpromotions look very cool on a chess book, but you hardly ever get a chance to underpromote a pawn and get an advantadge in real life. In this game, my opponent fell into the Lasker Trap, and I finally could make an underpromotion:

    It IS cool but more likely that white will bring out king knight than king pawn up.

     


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Sorg67

    Somebody please play me in Queens Gambit, can't wait to try this.....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Senthiloo7

    wat to do if 5.Nd2 instead of Bd2

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    Wrinn

    Senthiloo7 wrote:

    wat to do if 5.Nd2 instead of Bd2



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Sorg67

    I have played this twice now in blitz games.  Neither of my opponents went for it and I was initially down a pawn or two, but ultimately won both games.  It seemed to confuse my opponent greatly.  Of course I did not know what I was doing either so it was kind of a free for all, but I have always had trouble in the past playing against the Queen's Gambit and this seems a good way to give my self a better chance.  Looking forward to playing it in a turn-based game when there is more time to study and see if it works as well for me.

    Also looking forward to the first game when my opponent goes for the trap.  I do not recall having under-promoted before.  I guess a few times I promoted to a rook with checkmate when a Queen would have worked just as well but I have never under-promoted for a tactical reason.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    pauix

    Sorg67 wrote:

    I have played this twice now in blitz games.  Neither of my opponents went for it and I was initially down a pawn or two, but ultimately won both games.  It seemed to confuse my opponent greatly.  Of course I did not know what I was doing either so it was kind of a free for all, but I have always had trouble in the past playing against the Queen's Gambit and this seems a good way to give my self a better chance.  Looking forward to playing it in a turn-based game when there is more time to study and see if it works as well for me.

    Also looking forward to the first game when my opponent goes for the trap.  I do not recall having under-promoted before.  I guess a few times I promoted to a rook with checkmate when a Queen would have worked just as well but I have never under-promoted for a tactical reason.


    Once, in a post-mortem analysis, I found a checkmate involving an underpromotion to Knight. Too bad I didn't anotate that game...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    CerebralAssassin

    very cool trap!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    blueparrot12345

    Anyone who has trouble with the gambit should simply accept with dxc4, and accept an equality first approach.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    Tmb86

    obviously not

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    Senthiloo7

    @Wrinn THank U Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    Sorg67

    have played 2.... e5 against queens gambit four times now won three.  opponenent went for the trap in one - so much fun!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    Senthiloo7

    why not 7.Ke2....if black make check with his bishop on Bg4 ...white can block d check with his Knight ....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    Chess4001

    Interesting line.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    nameno1had

    Everytime I try this trap. The person never pushes up the d7 pawn. They always pull their queen out and check. Then I have to really work for the center. Lucky you. I am still waiting. I think I will try to learn a few more traps and their counters. Good luck.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #19

    MahadiCaesar

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    MahadiCaesar

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