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A member made a nice page on Traps that other members might find useful.
do you have the link?
Great link batgirl. Thanks.
ummm... click on the word Traps
Thanks batgirl, that's appreciated. Your own set of traps is probably more comprehensive but these are good too. I bookmarked them.
(I haven't been on chess.com much for the past year, but I still pop in to see who's posting what.)
In a seldom seen variation of the Sicilian, there are three traps that White can fall into. One involves losing a pawn and two involves losing a minor piece such as a N or a B. In one of the two traps where White loses a piece, White is actually lured into setting up a trap himself to lure Black to win a piece with a pawn fork so that White can win forking pawn. Except that what happens is that White's is actually snared by his own trap when he takes the pawn and loses a piece for the pawn.
It is seldom seen because its success rate in tournament play is only 35.8% and its drawing rate is 27.4%
Dozy, it's always a pleasure to see you. I know I've missed your wonderful writings.
Thanks batgirl. Still blogging, but haven't done anything on the chess blog for the past 18 months.
They're at http://dozy-ontheflipside.blogspot.com/ where I've just worked out who happened to Atlantis, and http://dozyskaleidoscope.blogspot.com/ where I've been answering questions from Ask.com.
They're the same sort of nonsense I wrote on here, but without the chess theme. I hope you don't mind me adding that here, but if you think this post is intrusive feel free to delete it. :-)
Thanks for the links! I'll be sure to visit them and catch up. Hopefully other will too.
edit:If I dig a hole from where I live, I end up just off the western coast of Australia. I think I get the drift, and it's quite continental... or Cheryllian Schematics.
Thanks, Batgirl. I enjoy these and I share them with my friends.
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