Albin Counter Gambit: Lasker's Trap

Ripper89

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXMzdu7ix0&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div

billwall

4.e3? doesn't look very strong.  When I encounter this variation, I playe the 4.Nf3 line.

m0rki

@Ripper89 after 8.Nf3 stockfish gives +0.3, looks like the position is equal. So I guess this means not playing 5. Bd2 dxe3, white has not fallen for the trap.

Yigor

4. e3?! and 5. Bd2?! are inaccuracies. However, the final position after 8. Qf3 or 8. Nf3 is evaluated at approx. -0.4. So, the game can be continued. explorer.pnggrin.png

Yigor
m0rki wrote:

@Ripper89 after 8.Nf3 stockfish gives +0.3, looks like the position is equal. So I guess this means not playing 5. Bd2 dxe3, white has not fallen for the trap.

 

At d=20 Stockfish 8 here gives -0.4.

allkindsofgains
E3 is not a good move, id recommend a3 instead. Easy to learn and intuitive to play.
Boogalicious

Thanks ripper, great post!

YAD01

Here the king is forced to move, leaving the bishop to capture white's queen.