Smith Morra Gambit trap

Ray42594

birdboy1

obvious.  Why would black make a second move with the c6 knight when he/she needs to catch up in development?

Ray42594

Because my opponent didn't understand that concept

birdboy1

in that case, it's a blunder, not a trap.  A trap features natural looking moves being tactically refuted in a not so obvious way.  This is just a move obviously going against several principles(don't move a piece twice in the opening, don't open the position when down in development,etc)  It's not surprising that there's an immediate refutation to 7... Nxe5??

sdtmcn

Good.

Kuomlei

okay....

Niven42
birdboy1 wrote:

in that case, it's a blunder, not a trap.  A trap features natural looking moves being tactically refuted in a not so obvious way.  This is just a move obviously going against several principles(don't move a piece twice in the opening, don't open the position when down in development,etc)  It's not surprising that there's an immediate refutation to 7... Nxe5??


 Still considered a trap.  There are lots of sound openings that violate the, "Don't move a piece twice in the opening, don't open the position when down in development, etc." rules.