Chess Traps #1- Legal Trap

Mar 4, 2016, 3:13 PM |

   Today I will start a new blog and will be going over a trap called the Legal Trap.

What is The Legal Trap?

    The Legal Trap is a trap in the Philidor's defense. In the Legal Trap white sets up a queen sacrafice. If black declines the sacrafice, white would be up a pawn. If black accepts the sacrafice, there is checkmate in two moves. Can you spot it?

Did you find it?

    The answer is... Bxf7!+ Ke7 Nd5#

How to Get There:

The moves to get to the position I just showed you earlier are:



I hope you enjoyed this blog!