Sicilian bischop trap

  • #1

    I recently played two games in which i could trap the opponents bischop at turn 4. This did however leave me with a very open queenside. My question is whether I should go for it should the opportunity arrise or just neglect the material? Here are the opening moves (I played black):

  • #2

    Yes you should take it :D

  • #3

    Material advantage is well worth the opened queenside. In fact, black can even play Bb7 which will be very powerful if white castles king-side. Note that you don't have to take the bishop right away.

  • #4

    An opened queenside is hardly even a disadvantage if you castle kingside.

    Well worth the 2 points.

  • #5

    Of course you should take it; you can just castle kingside with no issues

  • #6

    Nobody has ever played 2.Bb5 against me.

    After 2...a6 white can avoid losing the bishop by retreating it, but losing tempo instead.

  • #7
    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)
  • #8

    Kind of similar but be careful of this; I fell for this once in a bullet game:

     

  • #9
    Dragec wrote:
    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)

    It is even worse, they mixed the Portuguese with Sicilian.

    I searched for 1.e4 c5 2.Bb5 in chess.com database and there are only 2 master games with that.

    No name was given by the database to this opening.

  • #10
    II-Oliveira wrote:
    Dragec wrote:
    Someone mixed Ruy with Sicilian. :-)

    It is even worse, they mixed the Portuguese with Sicilian.

    I searched for 1.e4 c5 2.Bb5 in chess.com database and there are only 2 master games with that.

    No name was given by the database to this opening.


     You did not get the hint, perhaps I should be more direct. Cool

    I meant, this is Noah Arc trap, which can easily occur in Ruy Lopez if one is careless:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruy_Lopez,_Noah%27s_Ark_Trap

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