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Opening traps and miniatures

achja
Mar 18, 2016, 6:30 PM 5

We can learn a thing or two from really short wins and losses.

One of the first things that I did learn about was the Damiano Defense.

Very interesting to learn about the pushing of the f pawn in the opening, which can cause trouble because of a quick queen check.

It made a big impression on me when I first saw it on the wooden chessboard.


Also quite nice is the Lasker trap in the Albin's counter gambit :


Here are a few miniatures, which can show some ideas in the opening :


Here a well known pattern occuring twice :

 


Perhaps also interesting to read :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chess_traps
http://www.chesskid.com/article/view/a-famous-opening-trap

http://www.mark-weeks.com/aboutcom/pal4/ztrapsqa/blztraix.htm

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1001235 (opening traps game collection)

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