Fun trap in the Scandinavian

IAMBBW

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SeniorPatzer

I could see these types of gambits working at scholastic tournaments. 

IAMBBW

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LouStule
4...Bf5
tipish

DetectiveRams wrote:

Just a piece of advice. ONLY EVER PLAY THESE TRAPS IN FAST TIME CONTROLS. I cannot emphasise on that point more. In blitz or bullet, people cannot figure what you are doing fast enough, and you can get away with traps. In the uncommon instance you come across someone who declines the gambit, or someone who is familiar with these traps, it shouldn't matter, as you can play a normal, trapless game of chess where you follow standard protocol. 

However, in rapid games, there are a number of different ways that black can refuse the gambit and come up better (removing your king's castling rights etc.  Here is an example of where it could backfire:


 Though this position isn't too much worse for white, it is still worse, and without the ability to castle, this can be quite problematic for white.

 

Just for the fun of it, i'll show you another possible trap in this gambit for those of you who can't be bothered to watch a 15 minute video:

Annotated for those who don't understand what is happening. BTW for those who are interested in opening traps- not that they help you improve- You should check out the notoriously bad Damiano defence. Cheers

 

white doesn't have to worry about castling since the queen's are off the board. in general.

IAMBBW

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DetectiveRams
suspicious_openings wrote:
DetectiveRams wrote:
LouStule wrote:
3...Qd5 blunts the trap.

Sorry man, but if you had watched the link i put up, you would know it doesn't.

Qd5 is another line in the trap. The reason i call this trap somewhat risky against a more levelheaded opponent is, though white is at an advantage in position, that isn't enough for a beginner to convert to a win. Until you get to a stage where you truly understand how chess works and understand that position can sometimes be better than material, the one less pawn can be somewhat problematic. (a good player should be able to convert the above position into a win, or at least a draw.

Taking on g2 is just a mistake and Idk why you'd ever play that way.

Because it is meant to be played in FAST time controls, as i said above. Besides, no one really thinks that far ahead in lower levels of chess, especially if they are playing blitz or bullet. Of course if you are playing rapid, then you might think twice, but as i said, beginners might miss Be4 after the queen captures g2

DetectiveRams

After the 3. Bf5 line where black tries to hold onto the bishop, after 5. Qe2 black is better off developing with Nc6. The equal pawns really means nothing as black is much better developed. At the lower levels, players may fail to see the value of being better developed itself, and believe that + pawn means + chance of winning.

IAMBBW

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RussBell

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/amazing-opening-trick-against-scandinavian-defense-tennison-gambit

riuryK

...well, a bit lame for white.

IAMBBW

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