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Player: Philippines  LayZ Style Subject: Chess Trap #7 C70 Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense deferred (4...f5)

2014-04-04 23:46:10
Black has won the pawn he was after, but now White retaliates with a sacrifice which releases his Queen. With Queen and Bishop in Black\'s territory, the win is easy.

5...b5? This attempt to win a Pawn loses. Better is 5...Nf6 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 fxe4 8.Nxe4 d5 9.Nxf6+ gxf6 10.d4 e4 11.Ne5! Nxe5 12.dxe5 Be6

If 8...Nh6 9.Qh5+ g6 (9...Ke7 10.Nxc6+ dxc6 11.Qe5 Kd7 12.Qe6#) 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qxg6+ Ke7 12.d3, and White\'s next move is 13.Bg5+ wins.

If 9...Ke7, 10.Qxe5#

10.Qd5 at once also wins.
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2Canada  dsuttles2014-04-07 06:15:24
Black was completely overrunning White. It seemed.

3Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-04-07 09:37:38
I still don\'t see the plan behind ...., f5. Nf6 does the same job with a lot less risk.

4Canada  dsuttles2014-04-07 15:15:26
Hm, so you don\'t fancy the regular Schliemann Defence, Baggy_Gee?

5Philippines  LayZ Style2014-04-08 00:37:56
The Schliemann Defence of the Ruy Lopez is completely new to me, but some grandmasters still play this line so I guess we can expect to encounter this variation sooner or later when you play the Ruy Lopez.

6Canada  dsuttles2014-04-08 11:12:10
3...f5 appears to be the third most popular move (after 3...a6, 3...Nf6) at most levels, but the deferred 4..f5 is not less common.

Karpov v Korchnoi 4...f5 5 d4 exd4 6 e5 seems to have become the main line, although he managed only a draw with it.

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