Isaac's Trap!

Apr 24, 2013, 11:08 AM |

My son and I played in a recen tournament in Marlborough, Mass.  We were seated at boards 41 & 42, so it allowed me to watch parts of his game as he and his opponent played.  At one point, I looked up and saw that there was a forced move made that allowed my son to take his opponent's queen.  Afterward, I asked him to review the move sequence with me.  After seeing the moves, I searched on the position and found that the defense was the opening move sequences for the Albin Counter Gambit.  However, his opponent didn't play the sequence of moves correctly. I have aptly named this line of the Gambit, "Isaac's Trap".

Below is the game up to the checkmate.