Caught by his own trap! Hort-Hennings DDR 1972

Jan 31, 2011, 9:49 AM |

This game occurred in East Germany in 1972 when Vlatismil Hort was definitely a world class player.  In this game, his opponent chooses a contentious line in the Panov Attack that involves a Pawn sacrifice.  Henning played 21...g5?! offering a Pawn that leads to a piece fork. 

Hort took the bait and let him have the piece and got an overwhelming advantage.

The trap wasn't a trap, and is better regarded as an enterprising piece sacrifice.

Meanwhile, this game gives useful insight into how both sides should handle this line in the Caro-Kann.

Positions in this game from move 22 on are great opportunities to practice technique with a big advantage.  Hort found his path, see if you can find yours!