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Player: Philippines  LayZ Style Subject: Chess Trap #5

2014-03-18 01:03:49
Another Ruy Lopez Opening (Marshall Attack). Black tempts his opponent by the offer of a Knight. Unless White realizes what is behind the offer, the capture seems safe. Why would it be disastrous for White to accept the sacrifice?

16.Qxf2? White should play 16.Re2

16...Bh2+. A trap within a trap. If 16...Bg3 (which looks good), White wins by 17.Qxf7+ Rxf7 18.Re8#

17...Bg3. Black\'s finesse to get White\'s King on f1 prevents 18.Qxf7+, as after 18...Rxf7+ White would have to get out of check first, and have no time for his mating ideas.

Or 21.Kg1 Qh2+ 22.Kf1 Qf2#

Black wins.
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2Saudi  ANZARBOND2014-03-18 07:36:23
Good game.

3Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-03-19 03:51:45
Why would white play 19 gxh3?, Bd2 is a better move and forces black to make the play.

4Canada  dsuttles2014-03-19 04:26:21
19 Bd2 Rae8
20 Qd1 Bxg2+
mate in one

5Canada  dsuttles2014-03-19 04:31:30
16 Re2 nice.

Would you try this trap, Larry?

6Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-03-19 12:36:57
20. Qxe8, bxg2+ 21. Kxg2, Qh2+ 22. Kf3, Qf2+ 23. Kg4, h5+ 24. Kg5, Bh4+ 25. Kxh5, g6+ 26. Kh6, Qf6 27. Bxf7+, Qxf7 28. Qxf7+, Rxf7 29. Re8+, Rf8 30. Rxf8+, Kxf8 31. Kxg6, ....

7Philippines  LayZ Style2014-03-19 23:02:03
Well...I did try the trap against a 1700+ player and it has given me a nice advantage. Sad to say against a 1900+ player, they know the moves better than me and I got flattened in the end. I have to study the Marshall Attack seriously to even have a chance against the tough ones! :(

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