The Italian game
As I said yesterday, I am recently back. Given it is my off day, I wanted to post a quick idea that many "Lower" players may see frequently.
So, pretty much the first opening anyone should start learning as they venture into the world of chess, is the Italian game. I am personally going to be playing at least 5 OTB Italian openings in the next few weeks, that I undoubtedly will use as comments here to show "Ideas," as this opening lets both sides typically develop, find safe niches, and then the expansion (middle game) starts up and games are decided. If you are new, yes, you could draw a lot, and against higher ranked players, that is a good thing! Any time you don't lose, think of it as a win!
So, to refresh myself, I hopped on youtube, and looked up a few videos just to look at themes of the Italian game, and decided to share something I had long since forgotten! THE LEGAL TRAP!
Okay, so we all know there are traps in chess, and they come from mistakes someone made. The reason I wanted to post this one, is it comes from a very common+ game, and everyone can benefit from it