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Comfortably Numb Chess Trap

Comfortably Numb Chess Trap

Mar 27, 2011, 6:06 AM 4

This is a chess trap in the Three-Knight Opening, which could also arise from the Vienna Game, presented in a musical video of the English rock band Pink Floyd with song writing credits shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The trap checkmates White in ten moves. However, White usually resigns after the eighth move realizing the inevitable checkmate following the unanticipated check coming from the Black's queen.

There are several ways to set up the trap as shown in the video. A typical move order is as follows:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bc5 4.Nxe5 Bxf2+ 5.Kxf2 Nxe5 6.d4 Qf6+ 7.Kg1 Ne7 8.dxe5 Qb6+ 0-1

My most recent games in chess.com using this trap are on these links:



My apology to the opponents for having their usernames included in this demonstration.


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