[video] Chess Opening Trap #1: Torre Attack - Queen Switch!

[video] Chess Opening Trap #1: Torre Attack - Queen Switch!

Sep 10, 2014, 2:24 AM |

Hi all,

Apart from the recently started series on Chess Studies, I am also introducing another new series on Chess Opening Traps.
Today I post the first one on the Torre Attack.

The main aim of the series is to get yourself acquainted with these traps so as not to fall for them, and also to have some fun with them ;-)

In general I'm not a favorite of setting opening traps just for the sake of setting a trap.
If an otherwise good move also happens to contain a trap, then it is fine, but we should never forget that our opponent normally will never comply with our plans, and then our "trap" may turn against us since the move setting it up did not address the demands of the position!


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Waldemar Moes
Chess Trainer, Lecturer & Blogger
"down-to-earth advice for the aspiring chess player"