101 Chess Opening Traps (Gambit Chess) by Steve Giddins

By Steve Giddins

The single more thing humiliating than wasting a online game quick is to lose a video game quick to a recognized starting catch. nonetheless, the simple aspect scored via the trapper is a brilliant self assurance booster, and permits the winner a superb leisure ahead of the subsequent online game in a contest. This publication indicates that nobody may still believe secure from an opponent armed to enamel with crafty traps. Steve Giddins (who lived in Russia for a time) has accumulated his fabric from a wide selection of assets, a few now not generally to be had within the West.

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C7c5 move. I will give just one example of a game between good players to show Black's difficulties. 1O e6 Or 1 O . . Wc2 and Black has no time for 1 1 . CtJe5. •. e4± White had a dream position in Smejkal Unzicker, Amsterdam 1 980. 0-0) F) 6 ... lDb6 As in the previous line, Black is well aware that the c4-pawn will drop soon enough, despite the b6-knight's efforts. Wxe4 7 ... e5 This is Black's main option, but other moves have been tried as well: Chapter 4 - 4 . . dxc4 and S . . ttJ bd7 7 .

After 1 4 . . �dl Black faces serious problems with development. ixa7! White wins the pawn, as Black cannot take the bishop: 14 . . tLld6t! VNxhB This wins for White. 9 . . a4! Using the fact that Black cannot play 1 1 ... a6 exd5 . tLlxc4! ct/xd l , when h e remains a pawn down. Chapter 2 - 4 . . dxc4 and 5 . . c6 1 1 . lDxc4 Wi'xd4 This move i s stronger than the game continuation: 1 2 . . bxc3? Wi'xd2 axb6 I S . 0-0 when the position is clearly in White's favour as he is able to seize the initiative, while Black will have to develop his pieces.

C3 and White still has an extra pawn. a4 a6 This is supposed to be a critical continuation, but it is only critical for Black. 19 �a6 Not a great square, but taking the knight, 1 9 . . c3, looks horrible for Black. �d5!? 'lWa4 also looks strong enough, but maybe Black has some chances for survival, thanks to his bishop pair. •• 1 3 . . 11J d3 was played in Korchnoi - Moska­ lenko, Barcelona 2004. �a5! 'lWb3 (the b2-pawn is untouchable: 15 . . 'lWxb2? c3 with a clear advantage, as suggested by Moskalenko.

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