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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    My first ever application of the Siberian Trap on an opponent caught unawares!

    Event: Rapid 10'
    Site Lichess
    Date 5-11-20
    Round 3
    White RK
    Black ER
    Result 0-1
    ECO C94

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    I learned something. I didn't realize that trap had a name.

    I advise against that move order, because White could gain space with tempo compared to normal Benoni structures with 3.d5. Clearly you are not afraid of the Morra, so 2... cxd4 is fine.
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    Queen trap in Rubinstein French

    An early queen trap, not original to me but handy to know.

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    Lightning strikes twice (on h5)!

    [Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
    [Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
    [Date "2021.3.4"]
    [Round "NA"]
    [White "Sarfati_FM"]
    [Black "sacovalley"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [Termination "Black resigned"]
    [WhiteElo "2529"]
    [BlackElo "1775"]
    [Mode "ICS"]
    [DateLastMove "2021.3.10"]
    [ECO "E80"]
    [Board "12009312"]

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 11-03-2021 at 04:24 AM.
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    Nice game CF. That's hilarious! playing the second knight to h5.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Refuting the unsound Lolli Gambit, turning the attack around

    [Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
    [White "Barclays"]
    [Black "Sarfati_FM"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    [DateLastMove "2021.5.6"]
    [ECO "C33"]

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 07-05-2021 at 04:24 AM.
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    Delayed acceptance of Marshallcan be even worse for White

    [Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
    [Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
    [Date "2021.4.25"]
    [Round "NA"]
    [White "Spacetimethepirate"]
    [Black "Sarfati_FM"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [Termination "White king mated"]
    [WhiteElo "2207"]
    [BlackElo "2553"]
    [Mode "ICS"]
    [DateLastMove "2021.5.16"]
    [ECO "C77"]
    [Board "12057859"]
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    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
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    ^ Odd way for White to give the exchange, I would at least want to get one of those monster bishops for it. Nice pawn mate in the centre of the board to finish.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    KB - NN, quick casual game, file under hazards of moving piece twice and hazards of not castling.

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    International Master losing with White pieces in 13 moves last night and was lost after move 7!
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    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.Qg4 c5 6.Qxg7 Rg8 7.Qxh7 cxd4 8.a3 Qa5 9.Rb1 dxc3 10.Be3 d4 11. Bxd4 Qd5 12.Nf3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Qa2
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    Rujevic-Beaumont
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    ^ delaying a3 in this line is not great but black has to know what he's doing. It's not right to say white is lost by move 7. The mistake here was 9.Rb1. You can instead go 9.axb4 Qxa1 10.Nce2 and white is far from lost, in fact the black queen can into trouble if black isn't careful.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Another miniature with this structure, but with some chess blindness

    [Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
    [Date "2021.6.9"]
    [White "Sarfati_FM"]
    [Black "lm9823N"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [Termination "Black king mated"]
    [WhiteElo "2555"]
    [BlackElo "1968"]
    [Mode "ICS"]
    [DateLastMove "2021.6.11"]
    [ECO "B13"]
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    I always thought this was a "cooked" sequence but it actually happened in a real (corr) game
    M Warren vs Jan Selman
    (1932) (correspondence), Dublin IRE - Amsterdam NL
    Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) ·

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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    I always thought this was a "cooked" sequence but it actually happened in a real (corr) game
    M Warren vs Jan Selman
    (1932) (correspondence), Dublin IRE - Amsterdam NL
    Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) ·

    0-1

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