Smith Morra Gambit trap

  • #1

  • #2

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

  • #3

    Because my opponent didn't understand that concept

  • #4

    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??

  • #5

    Good.

  • #6

    okay....

  • #7
    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.

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