One of My Few Opening Traps

NM blitzcopter
Oct 30, 2016, 9:34 AM |

I finished the 4th round of the PA State Championships (2 days, 5SS G/120) this morning in about 30 minutes with a Closed Sicilian (!) trap on move 8. I'd used it once before to get a clear pawn out of the opening and somehow lost, but this time was more crushing.

Unfortunately, I induced my opponent to withdraw before the last round, but I got 4 hours to kill before the next game, which was nice!

Update (Sun. evening): Apparently that didn't help enough. I set up a rematch of last year with Peter Minear but it wasn't particularly close this time though I managed to draw it out to a long knight ending.