The King of All Chess Traps

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Jun 18, 2010, 5:45 PM |
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The king of all chess traps is: "studying chess traps". More specifically, I'm referring to the traps which require you to make a less than optimal move, only to now "hope" your opponent will do similar.

Have you fallen into this trap?

What's the big thrill associated with traps anyhow? Is part or all of the thrill that once you win a game via a trap, you can in turn tell a friend, "Yeah, I caught so-in-so in the *PickYourFavoriteFancyName* Trap" ?

I look forward to your thoughts...