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Compositions involving underpromotions look very cool on a chess book, but you hardly ever get a chance to underpromote a pawn and get an advantadge in real life. In this game, my opponent fell into the Lasker Trap, and I finally could make an underpromotion:
what a cool trap
It IS cool but more likely that white will bring out king knight than king pawn up.
Somebody please play me in Queens Gambit, can't wait to try this.....
wat to do if 5.Nd2 instead of Bd2
I have played this twice now in blitz games. Neither of my opponents went for it and I was initially down a pawn or two, but ultimately won both games. It seemed to confuse my opponent greatly. Of course I did not know what I was doing either so it was kind of a free for all, but I have always had trouble in the past playing against the Queen's Gambit and this seems a good way to give my self a better chance. Looking forward to playing it in a turn-based game when there is more time to study and see if it works as well for me.
Also looking forward to the first game when my opponent goes for the trap. I do not recall having under-promoted before. I guess a few times I promoted to a rook with checkmate when a Queen would have worked just as well but I have never under-promoted for a tactical reason.
Once, in a post-mortem analysis, I found a checkmate involving an underpromotion to Knight. Too bad I didn't anotate that game...
very cool trap!
Anyone who has trouble with the gambit should simply accept with dxc4, and accept an equality first approach.
@Wrinn THank U
have played 2.... e5 against queens gambit four times now won three. opponenent went for the trap in one - so much fun!!
why not 7.Ke2....if black make check with his bishop on Bg4 ...white can block d check with his Knight ....
Everytime I try this trap. The person never pushes up the d7 pawn. They always pull their queen out and check. Then I have to really work for the center. Lucky you. I am still waiting. I think I will try to learn a few more traps and their counters. Good luck.