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Is this a well known trap?

  • #1
     
     Have been hooked to this sincce I read about it. Just put it into practice. Brilliant!
  • #2

    If I remember correctly, it was in a collection of chess traps by Horowitz (and also in an episode of the Mission Impossible TV show about five decades ago).

  • #3

    italian game: blackburne shilling gambit.

    you need to know how to play if white plays 4.nxd4, in which case you're somewhat on the backfoot. okay for blitz.

  • #4
    Yes, but not that sound
  • #5
    I first saw this while reviewing one of Josh Waitzkin's games on Chessmaster. There's a lot of players that would fall for it,
    but if white just ignores the free pawn and continues to develop then I think black will have trouble equalizing.
  • #6
    Slow_pawn wrote:
    I first saw this while reviewing one of Josh Waitzkin's games on Chessmaster. There's a lot of players that would fall for it,
    but if white just ignores the free pawn and continues to develop then I think black will have trouble equalizing.

    Same! Here is Waitzkin's game. (He was 8 years old and had white pieces.)



  • #7
    MariaJose97 wrote:
    Slow_pawn wrote:
    I first saw this while reviewing one of Josh Waitzkin's games on Chessmaster. There's a lot of players that would fall for it,
    but if white just ignores the free pawn and continues to develop then I think black will have trouble equalizing.

    Same! Here is Waitzkin's game. (He was 8 years old and had white pieces.)



    Who is the female photo in your avatar

  • #8
    Maria Jose Ramirez
  • #9

    She is sexy.

  • #10

    This is a gamble in the truest sense of the word: if White falls for it, he is near losing, but if he plays almost any other legal move Black faces a worse position.  Interestingly, even falling for the trap with 4.Nxe4 Qg5 may not be terrible if you go with 5.Bxf7+ and  6.0-0, where the computer says White has some compensation for the piece.  Not a lot, mind you, but enough for practical chances.  You’ve got the enemy King in the centre, a lead in development, an open position and maybe you get some tempos on the Black Queen.

     Anyway, this trap is surprisingly popular among younger players in my experience (pre-teenage years), but by its nature it will only work once.

  • #11
    Don't be a perv Iswar.
  • #12
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  • #13

    Yes it's called the on my god trap

  • #14

    The idea is to say that after playing 3...Nd4.

  • #15
    ImAboutToBlunder wrote:
    Don't be a perv Iswar.
    I like her even if I have not physically met her.Does that make me a perv?
  • #16

    Yup lol

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