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Michael Morris
28-05-2005, 07:49 AM
This is a thread to share traps - opening blunders/combinations that lead to mate in relatively few moves.

There are a lot of traps. I had an openent stumble into one I've never seen before in the Smith Morra Gambit that's instructive.


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Bf4 Ne7 6. Bd6 Ng6 7. Nb5 Qa5+
8. b4 {Black resigns} 1-0

In the Smith Morra if the opponent plays the e pawn before the d pawn then white should seek to occupy or at least put monstrous pressure on d6. Black's first fumble is the knight move which allows immediate invasion and occupation of that critical square. After the knight moves off white prepares to put a knight on the square after BxB. Black tries a queen check figuring white has overextended himself, but the pushy b pawn smacks the queen.

Black resigns because white now threatens Nc7#. Black must lose the queen to prevent this. Black might have fun harrassing white's king - after 8. ... BxB, 9. PxQ Bb4+ and the white king is put to flight 10. Ke2 Nf4+ Kf3. but down a queen for a bishop white can equalize.

Spiny Norman
28-05-2005, 08:29 AM
Ummm ... are you sure those moves are right? What's wrong with Black playing Qb6 ... what have I missed?

Michael Morris
28-05-2005, 08:50 AM
Ummm ... are you sure those moves are right? What's wrong with Black playing Qb6 ... what have I missed?

8. ... Qb6
9. Nc7+ QxN (forced)
10. BxQ Bxb4+
11. Ke2 Nf4
12. Kf3

And black can resign since he doesn't have the resources to chase the white king further and he's down a queen.

Black's best is 8. ... Nf4!? with the desperate hope of winning back the queen if white plays the above line. But white refutes this with the simple Bc4

Pillsbury
28-05-2005, 10:29 AM
I liked that move b4!
Event: Unkown
Site: Unkown
Date: ????.??.??
Round: ?
White: Unkown
Black: Unkown
Result: *
ECO: B21
PlyCount: 24

{It is good to know the traps. Thanks for posting and debating this.} 1. e4 c5
2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Bf4 Ne7 $2 (5... Bb4 {pinning} 6. Qc2 (6.
Bc4 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3) 6... Nc6 7. Nf3 {now} Nge7 {may be playable}) 6. Bd6 $2 (6.
Nb5 Qa5+ 7. Qd2 Qxd2+ 8. Kxd2 Na6 (8... Ng6 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Bg3 $18) 9. Nd6+
Kd8 10. Nxf7+ $18) 6... Ng6 (6... a6 {may stop the knight}) 7. Nb5 Qa5+ $2 {
is defeinitely a mistake; but contributes to this beautiful trap} (7... Na6 {
is playable}) 8. b4 {
excellent move forces Black to resign. I would prefer to try} Qb6 {
just to prolong the game} ({not} 8... Nf4 9. bxa5) 9. Nc7+ Kd8 (9... Qxc7 $2 {
is not forced} 10. Bxc7 Bxb4+ 11. Ke2 Nf4+ $2 {
is a mistake and accelerates Whites win} 12. Kf3 {
is not good but wins any way in the end} ({better is} 12. Bxf4)) 10. Bxf8 ({Not
} 10. Nxa8 {giving chance to equalize with} Qxd6) 10... Qxc7 11. Bxg7 Rg8 12.
Bf6+ Ke8 {may continue to play the lost position hoping for the best.} *

Michael Morris
28-05-2005, 03:01 PM
In your line, after Ke8, white plays Rc1. The black queen is toast since if she moves off the file white plays RxB#. So QxR QxQ is forced.


Anyway, onto other traps in the Smith Morra

Loose Bishop Trap

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5. Bc4 d6 6.Nf3 Bg4? 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.Ng5+ Ke8 9.Qxg4 ...

Pushy pawn wins a queen.

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5. Bc4 d6 6.Nf3 Nf6? 7.e5 Nxe5 8.Nxe5 dxe5 9.Bxf7! Kxf7 10.Qxd8 ...

Humiliating Mate at the hand of 2 knights
This is slightly longer than 10 moves but, it's still pretty and related to the above.

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5. Bc4 d6 6.Nf3 Nf6? 7.e5 dxe5 8.Qxd8 Nxd8 9.Nb5 Kd7??? 10. Nxe5+ Ke8 11. Nc7#

Michael Morris
28-05-2005, 03:34 PM
Traps work because one side grossly violates a general principle. While some positions will let you do this - and may even require it, the majority don't. These traps certainly don't.

Some other traps..

Don't Be Greedy
Danish Gambit (A cousin to the Smith-Morra, but not as sound).

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Ne2 Nxe4 8.O-O Nxc3? 9.Nxc3 Bxc3?? 10.Bxc3 O-O 11.Qg4 ....

Black can't stop mate.

Trojan Horse Mate
I see this one come up often enough that it should be reviewed, though any book on traps has this number.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Bg4 4.Nc3 a6 5.Nxe5 Bxd1??? 6.Bxf7+ Ke7 7.Nd5#

Did You Need that Rook?
Just so Black doesn't feel completely abused - player's of the King's Gambit must be wary of this.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.fxe5? Qh4+ 4.g3 Qxe4+ 5.Qe2 Qxh1

Kerry Stead
28-05-2005, 04:04 PM
8. ... Qb6
9. Nc7+ QxN (forced)
10. BxQ Bxb4+
11. Ke2 Nf4
12. Kf3

And black can resign since he doesn't have the resources to chase the white king further and he's down a queen.

Black's best is 8. ... Nf4!? with the desperate hope of winning back the queen if white plays the above line. But white refutes this with the simple Bc4
Is 9...Qxc7 really forced??
What's wrong with 9...Kd8?
If 10.Nxa8 then Qxd6; if Bxf8 then Qxc7;
Perhaps its not the best position in the world, but hardly a forced sacrifice of the queen!

Michael Morris
28-05-2005, 04:12 PM
Is 9...Qxc7 really forced??
What's wrong with 9...Kd8?
If 10.Nxa8 then Qxd6; if Bxf8 then Qxc7;
Perhaps its not the best position in the world, but hardly a forced sacrifice of the queen!

I already went over it again - my mistake. Qxc7 is only forced if black mistakenly plays Qd8??

Pillsbury
28-05-2005, 04:37 PM
In your line, after Ke8, white plays Rc1. The black queen is toast since if she moves off the file white plays RxB#. So QxR QxQ is forced.

Are you sure?

If 13.Rc1, then 13...Nc6 protects Black Queen. And the Bishop gets protection from Queen Rook in future attacks. If 14.b5 then 14...Qf4 brings Black in to the game.

Lucena
28-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Hey does anyone know about some game Fischer played in a simul and he lost in 9 moves or something?

Pillsbury
28-05-2005, 11:32 PM
Event: Biel
Site: ?
Date: 1988.??.??
Round: ?
White: Zapata, A.
Black: Anand, V.
Result: 1-0
ECO: C42
PlyCount: 11
EventDate: 1988.??.??

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Bf5 $4 6. Qe2 1-0

Pillsbury
28-05-2005, 11:53 PM
Hey does anyone know about some game Fischer played in a simul and he lost in 9 moves or something?

I am not sure if this is what you are looking for! But the games are longer than 10 moves. But they are interesting!
Event: San Francisco sim
Site: San Francisco
Date: 1964.??.??
Round: ?
White: Fischer, Robert James
Black: Burger, Robert
Result: 0-1
ECO: C57
PlyCount: 24
EventDate: 1964.??.??
Source: ChessBase
SourceDate: 2000.11.22

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nd4 6. c3 b5 7. Bf1 Nxd5 8.
cxd4 Qxg5 9. Bxb5+ Kd8 10. Qf3 Bb7 11. O-O exd4 12. Qxf7 Nf6 0-1

Event: Houston sim
Site: Houston
Date: 1964.??.??
Round: ?
White: Fischer, Robert James
Black: Michalopoulos
Result: 1-0
ECO: C30
PlyCount: 29
EventDate: 1964.??.??
Source: ChessBase
SourceDate: 2000.11.22

1. e4 e5 2. f4 f5 3. exf5 d6 4. Qh5+ Kd7 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. Nf3 Qf6 7. Nc3 Ne7 8.
Ne4 Qxf5 9. Nxe5+ Ke6 10. Bc4+ Kxe5 11. d4+ Kxd4 12. Be3+ Ke5 13. Bf4+ Kd4 14.
O-O-O+ Kxe4 15. Qf3# 1-0

Lucena
29-05-2005, 01:51 AM
Thanks for that, I think that Burger one was what I was the one I heard about.

That Zapata-Anand game is a classic. Apparently Anand had see Bf5 (it was a TN)in a published game and a draw was quickly agreed. What he possibly didn't realise was the two opponents just wanted a quick draw. An illustration of the dangers of adopting other people's novelties without checking them first!

antichrist
29-05-2005, 04:54 AM
Those games which Fisher lost were sickening. I used to play my opening winning a knight for 2 pawns I think. I also did not castle and had a playable game against unrated players usually winning. I never documented it, I could have given it a name.

Gareth, there is a book called "The Best 1000 Short Games of Chess" which is quite good. It could be in the old notation and was out of print. But ten years ago was in print in the Philippines on brown recycled paper. And I have two copies somewhere.

Michael Morris
29-05-2005, 03:47 PM
Ke2 is NOT the correct response to the queen check at h4 in the King's Gambit. Add this 8 move kill to the list.

[Event "ICC 2 12 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2005.05.29"]
[Round "-"]
[White "guest2361"]
[Black "guest6665"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[Opening "KGD: Nimzovich counter-gambit"]
[ECO "C31"]
[NIC "KG.04"]
[Time "00:42:14"]
[TimeControl "120+12"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 c6 4. fxe5 Qh4+ 5. Ke2 Qe4+ 6. Kf2 Bc5+ 7. Kg3 Qxe5+ 8. Kh4 Be7# {White checkmated} 0-1

Davidflude
29-05-2005, 05:25 PM
This trap is a real shocker as it is anything but obvious and lots of players have
fallen into it.

1. d4 d5
2. e4 dxe
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. f3 e5?? blaack tries to swap queens and kill the white attack.
5. dx3 Qxd1
6. Kxd1 (Diemer was very pleased when he discovered this move). Now work out for yourselves how white wins material.

Pillsbury
31-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Event: 11th Metalis Open
Site: Bizovac CRO
Date: 2004.02.28
Round: 5
White: Gardijan, M.
Black: Sulc, G.
Result: 0-1
ECO: B20
WhiteElo: 2153
BlackElo: 2020
PlyCount: 10
EventDate: 2004.02.26
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.03.01

1. e4 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Ne2 Ne5 4. d4 Qa5+ 5. Bd2 Nd3# 0-1

Pillsbury
31-05-2005, 04:08 PM
Event: Winter Open
Site: Belgrade SCG
Date: 2004.01.28
Round: 8
White: Obradovic, D.
Black: Rajcevic, Stevan
Result: 0-1
ECO: D52
WhiteElo: 2201
PlyCount: 16
EventDate: 2004.01.21
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.02.09

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nd2 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxg5 0-1

Pillsbury
31-05-2005, 04:39 PM
Event: Femida Open
Site: Kharkov UKR
Date: 2003.10.08
Round: 1
White: Kalugina, Nadezhda
Black: Hryhorenko, N.
Result: 0-1
ECO: D11
BlackElo: 2264
PlyCount: 18
EventDate: 2003.10.08
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.10.20

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Ne4 5. e3 Bg4 6. Bf4 Qa5+ 7. Nbd2 e5 8. h3
Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nxd2 0-1

Event: Open
Site: Winterthur SUI
Date: 2003.10.03
Round: 1
White: Nydegger, Charles
Black: Kelecevic, N.
Result: 0-1
ECO: B33
BlackElo: 2379
PlyCount: 20
EventDate: 2003.10.03
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.10.20

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Nf5 d5 7. Ng3 d4 8. Na4
b5 9. Bxb5 Qa5+ 10. Nc3 Bd7 0-1

Event: Open
Site: Winterthur SUI
Date: 2003.10.11
Round: 9
White: Muster, Daniel
Black: Gundelfinger, Karin
Result: 1-0
ECO: B57
PlyCount: 17
EventDate: 2003.10.03
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.10.20

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 d6 6. Bc4 g6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
e5 dxe5 9. Bxf7+ 1-0

Event: TCh-BEL 2003-4
Site: Belgium BEL
Date: 2004.02.15
Round: 9
White: Popovic, Pe
Black: Goossens, E.
Result: 1-0
ECO: B42
WhiteElo: 2502
BlackElo: 2242
PlyCount: 17
EventDate: 2004.01.01
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.03.15

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. c3 Qxb2 8.
O-O Nc6 9. Nb3 1-0

Event: US Amateur Team East
Site: Parsippany USA
Date: 2004.02.15
Round: 3
White: Morshedi, A.
Black: Vehre, John L
Result: 0-1
ECO: C49
WhiteElo: 2371
PlyCount: 11
EventDate: 2004.02.14
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.03.15

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e5 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. Nd5 O-O 6. Bxc6 0-1

Event: ch-PERw
Site: Lima PER
Date: 2004.03.07
Round: 3.1
White: Cori Tello, Deysi
Black: Zapata, Lina
Result: 1-0
ECO: B00
PlyCount: 19
EventDate: 2004.03.05
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.03.29

1. e4 e6 2. d4 b6 3. Bd3 Bb7 4. c3 c5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. e5 Nd5 7. Ng5 h6 8. Qh5 Qe7
9. Nxf7 Rg8 10. Nxh6+ 1-0

Event: 15th Open
Site: Leuven BEL
Date: 2003.11.07
Round: 1
White: Epishin, V.
Black: Vandenbempt, Paul
Result: 1-0
ECO: D13
WhiteElo: 2658
PlyCount: 19
EventDate: 2003.11.07
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.11.17

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 b6 7. Bg5 e6 8. e4
dxe4 9. Bb5+ Nbd7 10. Ne5 1-0

Event: 15th Open
Site: Leuven BEL
Date: 2003.11.10
Round: 6
White: Weiler, Marc
Black: Crooks, Ron
Result: 1-0
ECO: C36
PlyCount: 19
EventDate: 2003.11.07
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.11.17

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 exf4 4. Nf3 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qd8 6. d4 Bd6 7. Bc4 Ne7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Ng5 Ng6 10. Qh5 1-0

Event: 15th Open
Site: Leuven BEL
Date: 2003.11.10
Round: 6
White: Palmans, L.
Black: Vanderwaeren, S.
Result: 0-1
ECO: B28
WhiteElo: 2129
BlackElo: 2252
PlyCount: 18
EventDate: 2003.11.07
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.11.17

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. Be2 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nf6 8. O-O
Bb4 9. f3 Nxd4 0-1

Event: II Manuel Pereyra Puebla Mem
Site: Mendoza ARG
Date: 2003.12.06
Round: 1
White: Rodriguez, And URU
Black: Herrera, Ma
Result: 1-0
ECO: C40
WhiteElo: 2498
BlackElo: 1939
PlyCount: 13
EventDate: 2003.12.06
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.12.08

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. d4 fxe4 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nd5 Qf5 7. g4 1-0

Event: 22nd SEA Games Standard w
Site: Ho Chi Minh City VIE
Date: 2003.12.11
Round: 6
White: Lin Ailin
Black: Dk. Nadiah Khashiem
Result: 1-0
ECO: C45
PlyCount: 17
EventDate: 2003.12.08
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2003.12.15

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qd2 Qxc6 7. Bd3 d6 8.
Nc3 Be6 9. Bb5 1-0

Event: Christmas Open
Site: Zurich SUI
Date: 2003.12.28
Round: 4
White: Jenal, J.
Black: Stoecklin, C.
Result: 1-0
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 2171
BlackElo: 2073
PlyCount: 13
EventDate: 2003.12.26
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.01.05

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Nge2 Bf5 7. b4 1-0

Event: II Open
Site: San Salvador ESA
Date: 2003.12.12
Round: 6
White: Golod, V.
Black: Valdes, Le
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2544
BlackElo: 2365
PlyCount: 19
EventDate: 2003.12.10
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.01.05

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 1-0

Event: 24th Open
Site: Bethune FRA
Date: 2003.12.27
Round: 3
White: Krasucki, Youri
Black: Illien, Jean Marc
Result: 0-1
ECO: B35
PlyCount: 20
EventDate: 2003.12.26
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.01.12

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 O-O 8.
Bc4 Qb6 9. Qd3 Ne5 10. Qe2 Qxb2 0-1

Event: Open
Site: Praha CZE
Date: 2004.01.16
Round: 1
White: Navratil, J.
Black: Karhanek, P.
Result: 0-1
ECO: C20
WhiteElo: 2185
BlackElo: 2159
PlyCount: 18
EventDate: 2004.01.16
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.01.26

1. e4 Nf6 2. d3 e5 3. c4 c6 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. Bg5 Qb6 6. Qc2 Ng4 7. Bh4 O-O 8. h3
Nf6 9. Nxe5 Bd4 0-1

Event: Gibraltar Masters
Site: Catalan Bay ENG
Date: 2004.02.03
Round: 8
White: Carame Gonzales, Francisco
Black: Matto, Manuel
Result: 1-0
ECO: B18
PlyCount: 13
EventDate: 2004.01.27
Source: Mark Crowther
SourceDate: 2004.02.09

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bg6 6. Qe2 Nd7 7. Nd6# 1-0

Trent Parker
01-06-2005, 12:43 PM
This trap is a real shocker as it is anything but obvious and lots of players have
fallen into it.

1. d4 d5
2. e4 dxe
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. f3 e5?? blaack tries to swap queens and kill the white attack.
5. dx3 Qxd1
6. Kxd1 (Diemer was very pleased when he discovered this move). Now work out for yourselves how white wins material.

I know!

But let's see if anyone else can pick it....

Trent Parker
01-06-2005, 12:50 PM
Here is a nice little trap that BDGers might know....It's not death in 10 but it can be death in 12. Death in 13 is prettier!

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 Bb4 4.e5 Nd5 5.Qg4 Nxc3 6.Qxg7 Rf8 7.a3 Ba5 8.b4 Bb6 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bxf6 Rxf6 11.exf6 Bxd4 12.f7+ Ke7 13.f8=Q+

Michael Morris
02-06-2005, 02:11 AM
Black got off very lucky.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 1-0

White should instead play Rc3. This forces black to castle or bring a knight to d7. Any attempt to press his attack loses - Ne4 (bidding to win the rook) loses with Nc7!+ followed by Qd8#. Assuming black does castle, white continues with Qb3. Either the ladies get exchanged or the rook is freed from the pin. If black attempts to maintain the pin white simply plays his king knight and castles anyway.

10. Rc3 O-O
11. Qb3 Qa5 (maintaining the pin)
12. Ne2 Ne4
13. O-O Nxc3

winning the pinned rook but!

14. Nc7

Black also has a trapped rook to lose.

White's game is holding, but it isn't lost.


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Rc3 O-O 11. Qb3 Qa5 12. Ne2 Ne4 13. O-O Nxc3 14. Nc7

Pillsbury
02-06-2005, 09:01 AM
Michael Morris said, "Black got off very lucky".
But, in the game I posted, Black lost the game after 10.Kf1.

White has already won on move ten with 10.Kf1. Why should he take up inferior continuation with 10.Rc3, give his opponet the chance to equalize with subsequent weaker moves and then start losing instead?

I have tried to analyse Michael's line after 10.Rc3 and also the reason why Black resigned after 10.Kf1. It is possible to improve my analysis with more effort.

It will be interesting to find similar games played. I will soon try this.


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 {
Here Black actually resigned. Why did he resign? Let us try some lines.} ({
Analysis for Michael's line: inferior is} 10. Rc3 O-O ({it is true that} 10...
Ne4 {leads to mate.} 11. Nc7+ Kf8 12. Qd8# {Good find, Michael.}) 11. Qb3 {
with this move white loses his advantage} Qa5 ({Black equalises with} 11...
Qxb3 12. Rxb3 Nc6 {if} 13. Nc7 Rb8 14. Nf3 ({If} 14. Na6 bxa6 15. Bxb8 Na5 16.
Bf1 (16. Rb4 Nxc4 17. Rxc4 Bb7 18. f3 Rxb8 {Black is happy.}) 16... Nxb3 17.
axb3 {is about equal as well.}) 14... Nh5 {
Black got off from the hook and is doing rather well.}) 12. Ne2 Ne4 {
White's game is holding up to here.} 13. O-O {is a mistake,} Nxc3 {
does not take advantage of the mistake, but does not lose either.} ({
the best way to exploit that mistake is} 13... Bxc3 14. Nexc3 (14. Bc7 Qb4 15.
Nbxc3 Qxb3 16. axb3) 14... Nd2) 14. Nc7 {is a bad mistake. Michael said "Black
also has a trapped rook to lose. White's game is holding, but it isn't lost,"
---------------- Miachael, this is far from truth!!} Nxe2+ 15. Bxe2 e5 {
wins material for Black.} 16. Nxa8 ({if} 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. Nxa8 Be6 18. Bc4
Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Nc6 {wins for Black instead.}) 16... exf4 17. Bf3 Nc6 {
wins for Black}) 10... O-O (10... Na6 11. a3 Bg4 (11... Qxb2 12. Rb1 {wins}) (
11... Qa5 12. Bc7 Bg4 (12... Nxc7 13. Nxc7+ Qxc7 14. Bxf7+ Kxf7 15. Rxc7 {wins}
) 13. Bxa5 Bxd1 14. Rxd1 {wins}) 12. f3 Qa5 13. Bc7 Nxc7 14. Nxc7+ Kf8 15. Nxa8
{wins}) 11. a3 Qa5 (11... Qc5 12. Bxf7+ Rxf7 13. Rxc5 {wins}) 12. b4 Qa6 13.
Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8 {wins} 1-0

Pillsbury
02-06-2005, 11:37 AM
I collected some games from chessbase / chesslab on this trap.

It is interesting to note when this trap is first palyed. It is more intersting to find out how many highly rated players missed this as Black and as White.

Probably Kristensen first found this trap in 1988.

Leltao first used this trap in 1995 and three years later uses this weapon again against the star player, Loek Van Wely.

We hope that we remember this and when the position occurs we make it a short game.



Event: Smederevska Palanka
Site: Smederevska Palanka
Date: 1978.06.03
Round: 2
White: Inkiov, Ventzislav
Black: Gajic, Zoran
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2450
BlackElo: 2270
PlyCount: 62

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 ({missed} 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 {winning}) 9... O-O 10. Nb5 Be6
11. Ne2 Nd5 (11... Bxc4) 12. Bxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 Bxd5 14. Nc7 Bxg2 15. Rg1 Bc6
16. Nxa8 e5 17. Bg5 Na6 18. Be7 Rxa8 19. Nc3 Nc7 20. Ke2 Re8 21. Bc5 a6 22.
Rgd1 Ne6 23. Bb6 Nd4+ 24. exd4 exd4+ 25. Kf1 dxc3 26. bxc3 Be5 27. h3 Bf4 28.
Rb1 Bb5+ 29. Kg2 Bc6+ 30. Kf1 Bb5+ 31. Kg2 Bc6+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Kraichtal U20
Site: Kraichtal
Date: 1987.??.??
Round: ?
White: Loeffler, Stefan
Black: Hochadel, Oliver
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D82
PlyCount: 29

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nd5 {going the other way} ({missed} 9. Nb5) 9... Nxd5 10. Bxd5
Qb4+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2 O-O 13. Ne2 Nc6 14. Rxc6 bxc6 15. Bxc6 1/2-1/2

Event: Saint John op-1
Site: Saint John
Date: 1988.01.??
Round: ?
White: Kristensen, Bjarke
Black: Boutquin, Pierre
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2300
PlyCount: 43

{Probably Kristensen first found this trap} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4
Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 {the move} 9. Nb5 {wins} Qb4+
10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 Qa5 12. b4 Qa6 13. Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8 Nc6 15. Ne2 Bg4 (15...
e5) 16. Nc7 Bxe2+ 17. Kxe2 Ne4 18. Qb3 Bb2 19. Rc2 e5 20. Bh6 Qxb3 21. Bxb3 Rc8
22. Nd5 1-0

Event: BL2-S qual
Site: Germany
Date: 1991.??.??
Round: ?
White: Levitt, Jonathan
Black: Mann, Christian
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2490
BlackElo: 2440
PlyCount: 51

{After three years, Levitt repeats 9.Nb5. Was he aware of this or he found
this over the board?} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5
Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 {'is the losing move'} (8... O-O {after this
are approx. 300 games with 60% probability for White to win, in my database.})
9. Nb5 {'takes advantage of it.'} Qb4+ 10. Kf1 {'is very accurate'} O-O 11. a3
Qa5 12. b4 Qa6 13. Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8 Nc6 15. Ne2 e5 16. Bg3 Bg4 17. Nc7 Qxb4
18. f3 Bf5 19. Kf2 Bh6 20. Qb3 Qa5 21. Nd5 Nxd5 22. Bxd5 Nb4 23. Rhd1 Qb6 24.
Bc4 a5 25. Bxe5 a4 26. Qc3 {'1-0 Levitt,J-Mann,C/Augsburg 1991 (26)'} 1-0

Event: BL2-N 9192
Site: Germany
Date: 1991.10.??
Round: ?
White: Schulz, Hans Juergen
Black: Schirm, Friedmar
Result: 0-1
ECO: D93
BlackElo: 2310
PlyCount: 64

{Had Schulz seen the past games, he could have beaten a player rated 2300+..Or
to be precise he could have obtained a winning position in the game.} 1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9.
Bb3 {'allowing Black to equalize'} ({missing} 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3
Qxb2 12. Rb1) 9... Nc6 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O Qa5 12. h3 Bf5 13. Qe2 Ne4 14. Nd5
e5 15. Bh2 Be6 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. Rxc6 Bxd5 18. Bxd5 Rxd5 19. Rxd5 Qxd5 20. Rc7
Rd8 21. g4 a5 22. Qc2 Nd6 23. e4 Nxe4 24. Rc8 Rxc8 25. Qxc8+ Bf8 26. Nxe5 Qd4 (
26... Qd2 27. Bg3 Nxg3 28. Nd7 Qc1+ 29. Qxc1 Ne2+ 30. Kg2 Nxc1 {is quicker})
27. Bg3 (27. Qc2 {brings White right back in to the game.}) 27... Nxg3 28. Nd7
Ne2+ 29. Kf1 Qd1+ 30. Kg2 Nf4+ 31. Kg3 Ne2+ (31... Ne6) 32. Kg2 Qd6 0-1

Event: Pardubice op
Site: Pardubice
Date: 1992.07.??
Round: 3
White: Fokin, Sergey
Black: Krupkova, Petra
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2340
BlackElo: 2055
PlyCount: 59

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 Qa5 12. b4 Qa6 13. Qb3 (13. Nc7 {
wins quicker} Qxa3 14. Nxa8 Nc6 15. Ne2) 13... Ne4 ({missed} 13... e5 14. Nc7
Qd6 15. Bxe5 Qxe5 16. Nxa8 Bf5 {and a lot of fight is still left.}) 14. Nf3 Bg4
15. Nc7 Bxf3 {'removing the defender of d2 where Black knight can fork'} 16.
Ke1 {'protecting d2'} (16. Qd3 {could have been quicker}) (16. gxf3 Nd2+ 17.
Kg2 Nxb3 18. Nxa6 Nxc1 19. Nc7 e5 20. Nxa8 exf4 {and a lot of fight left})
16... Qf6 17. gxf3 e5 18. fxe4 exf4 19. Nxa8 fxe3 20. Qxe3 Qb2 21. Nc7 Nc6 22.
Nd5 Bd4 23. Qd2 Qxa3 24. Be2 Bb2 25. Rb1 Bg7 26. Rg1 Qh3 27. Qe3 Qxh2 28. Qg3
Qh6 29. Rd1 Re8 30. f3 1-0

Event: BL2-N 9394
Site: Germany
Date: 1993.10.??
Round: ?
White: Lagunow, Alexander
Black: Giemsa, Stephan
Result: 0-1
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2405
BlackElo: 2295
PlyCount: 78

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 ({misses} 9. Nb5 {
that wins; White allows Black to equalize first and then to win!!}) 9... O-O
10. Nb5 {'Just one move late and the sting is gone!!'} Be6 11. Nc7 Qa5+ 12. Qc3
Qxc3+ 13. bxc3 {'oversight closing the road of support'} Bxc4 14. Nxa8 Ne4 15.
Nf3 Nc6 16. Nc7 e5 17. Bg3 Rc8 18. Nd5 Bxd5 19. c4 Nb4 20. O-O Nd3 21. Rb1 Bxc4
22. Rxb7 Ndc5 23. Rxa7 Bxf1 24. Kxf1 f6 25. Ne1 Rb8 26. f3 Nxg3+ 27. hxg3 Bf8
28. e4 Rb2 29. g4 Rd2 30. Ra8 Kf7 31. g5 fxg5 32. a4 Ra2 33. a5 h5 34. Kg1 g4
35. g3 Bd6 36. fxg4 hxg4 37. Ng2 Nxe4 38. a6 Bc5+ 39. Kh2 Ng5 0-1

Event: Seville op
Site: Seville
Date: 1994.01.??
Round: 8
White: Lopez Rodriguez, Fernando
Black: Sion Castro, Marcelino
Result: 0-1
ECO: D93
BlackElo: 2380
PlyCount: 54

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 {'equal game after this'} ({missed} 9. Nb5 {
that wins; allows Black to equalize then loses the game!!} Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11.
a3) 9... Nc6 10. Nf3 Qa5 11. O-O O-O 12. e4 Bg4 13. Qe1 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Nd4 15.
Bd1 e6 16. Nd5 Qxa2 17. Ne7+ Kh8 18. Qb4 Nh5 19. Bd6 Qa6 20. Re1 Qb5 21. Rc4
Qg5+ 22. Kh1 a5 23. Qb6 Qd2 24. Rg1 Ra6 25. Qc5 Nb3 26. Bxb3 Qxd6 27. e5 Bxe5
0-1

Event: Budapest FS10 IM-A
Site: Budapest
Date: 1994.10.??
Round: 4
White: Hoang Thanh Trang
Black: Honfi, Karoly
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2285
BlackElo: 2380
PlyCount: 73

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 ({missed} 9. Nb5 {wins quicker}) 9... O-O 10. Nge2 Qa5 11. O-O
Nc6 12. Rfd1 Qb4 13. Qxb4 Nxb4 14. b3 Bf5 15. Nd4 Bd7 16. h3 Rac8 17. Nf3 Rfd8
18. e4 Nh5 19. Bg5 Kf8 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 b6 22. Bb7 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Nf6 24.
Bxf6 Bxf6 25. Rc7 Be8 26. e5 Bg7 27. Ba6 e6 28. Kh2 Rd5 29. Rc8 Ra5 30. Bc4
Bxe5+ 31. Nxe5 Rxe5 32. a4 Ke7 33. Rc7+ Kd6 34. Rxa7 Rf5 35. f3 Rh5 36. Rb7 Kc6
37. Re7 1-0

Event: BRA-ch62
Site: Brazil
Date: 1995.??.??
Round: 1
White: Leitao, Rafael
Black: Tsuboi, Edson Kenji
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2310
BlackElo: 2335
PlyCount: 39

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 Qa5 12. b4 Qb6 {seems to be weaker} (
12... Qa6 13. Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8 Nc6 15. Ne2) 13. Nc7 Ne4 14. Nxa8 Qf6 15. Nc7
Qb2 {returns back as though he forgot to collect something!!} 16. Rc2 Qxa3 17.
Nd5 Qa4 18. Bxb8 Be6 19. Ne2 ({not} 19. Bf4 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 Nc3 {
slowing down the winning process of White}) 19... Rxb8 20. Nxe7+ 1-0

Event: NED-chT 9596
Site: Netherlands
Date: 1995.??.??
Round: ?
White: Peng, Zhaoqin
Black: Witt, Rob
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2395
BlackElo: 2330
PlyCount: 61

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 O-O 10. Nb5 Kh8 11. Ne2 e5 12. Bg5 a6 13. Bd3 Qb6 14. Bxf6
Bxf6 15. Qa3 Qd8 16. Nc7 Ra7 17. O-O Nc6 18. Nd5 Bg7 19. Qc5 Be6 20. Nec3 Re8
21. Rfd1 Bf8 22. Qb6 Bxd5 23. Nxd5 Qxd5 24. Bxg6 Qxd1+ 25. Rxd1 hxg6 26. h4 Be7
27. Rd7 Kg8 28. Rxb7 Rxb7 29. Qxb7 Nd8 ({may be} 29... Nb8 {go for a coffee})
30. Qxa6 Bxh4 31. Qa4 {double attack} 1-0

Event: Cullera Autonomico op
Site: Cullera
Date: 1996.??.??
Round: ?
White: Fayos Mestre, Jose Maria
Black: Gomez Cabrero, Lopez Rafael
Result: 0-1
ECO: D93
BlackElo: 2185
PlyCount: 70

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 ({missed} 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 Qxb2) 9... O-O 10.
Nf3 Nc6 11. O-O Qa5 12. Qe2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Rfd8 15. Rfd1 e6 16. Qe2
a6 17. Kh1 Nd5 18. Nxd5 exd5 19. Rc2 Rd7 20. Rcd2 d4 21. Qg4 Qd8 22. Bg5 Qc7
23. exd4 Re8 24. Bf4 Qd8 25. Bg5 h5 26. Qg3 Qa5 27. Be3 Kh7 28. a3 Qb5 29. Ba2
Red8 30. Qh4 Qa4 31. g4 Nxd4 32. gxh5 Qc6+ 33. f3 Qxf3+ 34. Kg1 Qxe3+ 35. Rf2
Nf3+ 0-1

Event: Lost Boys op
Site: Antwerp
Date: 1998.08.??
Round: 8
White: Leitao, Rafael
Black: Van Wely, Loek
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2515
BlackElo: 2605
PlyCount: 57

{Leitao first used this trap three years ago. Now uses his weapon again
against a star player.} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6.
dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 Na6 11. a3 Qxb2 12. Rb1
Qxb1 13. Qxb1 O-O 14. Nf3 Bf5 15. Qa2 Nc5 16. Ne5 e6 17. f3 Rfd8 18. g4 Bd3+
19. Nxd3 Nxd3 20. Bg3 a6 21. Nc7 Rac8 22. Nxe6 Nc1 23. Qc2 Nd5 24. Nxd8 Nxe3+
25. Kf2 Nxc2 26. Bxf7+ Kh8 27. Rxc1 Bd4+ 28. Ke2 Bb2 29. Ne6 1-0

Event: IECC TH-T email
Site: IECC email
Date: 2000.??.??
Round: ?
White: Profit, Brian
Black: Koster, Ramon H
Result: 1-0
ECO: D93
WhiteElo: 2088
BlackElo: 2197
PlyCount: 65

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 ({missed} 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 {
could have been easier against a higher rated player.}) 9... Qa5 10. Nf3 O-O
11. O-O Nc6 12. h3 Bf5 13. Nd5 e5 14. Qe2 Ne4 15. Rxc6 bxc6 16. Ne7+ Kh8 17.
Nxc6 Qb6 18. Ncxe5 Be6 19. Bxe6 Qxe6 20. Qc2 Nf6 21. Qa4 Nd5 22. Bg3 Kg8 23.
Nd4 Qe8 24. Nec6 Bxd4 25. exd4 Nb4 26. d5 Nxd5 27. Bd6 Qe6 28. Bxf8 Kxf8 29.
Rd1 Ne7 30. Nxe7 Qxe7 31. a3 Kg8 32. Qd4 Rc8 33. b4 1-0

Event: Budapest FS02 Elo-A
Site: Budapest
Date: 2000.02.??
Round: ?
White: Somogyi, Istvan
Black: Rozsnyai, Tamas
Result: 1-0
ECO: D93
WhiteElo: 2207
PlyCount: 54

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. O-O Qh5 12. h3 Rd8 13. Nd2 e5 14. Bh2 Qg5
15. f4 exf4 16. Bxf4 Qa5 17. Qe2 Bf5 18. e4 Nd4 19. Qf2 Be6 20. Bxe6 Nxe6 21.
Nc4 Qa6 22. Be5 Qxc4 23. Nd5 Qb5 24. Bxf6 Rd7 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qf6+ Kg8 27.
Ne7+ Kf8 1-0

Event: Moscow-ch 1/2 final
Site: Moscow
Date: 2002.03.??
Round: 3
White: Baikov, Vladimir A
Black: Tkachenko, Evgeny D
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2425
BlackElo: 2182
PlyCount: 73

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. h3 Qh5 12. O-O Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Qxf3 14. gxf3
Nc6 15. a3 Rac8 16. Ba2 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Nd7 18. Nd5 Nde5 19. Kg2 Kf8 20. Nb4 Nxb4
21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. axb4 e6 23. Bb3 Bf6 24. e4 a6 25. Be3 b5 26. Bd4 Ke7 27. f4
Nd7 28. e5 Bg7 29. Bc3 Rc6 30. Bc2 f5 31. Rd6 Rxd6 32. exd6+ Kf7 33. Bxg7 Kxg7
34. Bd1 e5 35. fxe5 Nxe5 36. Bf3 Nxf3 37. d7 1-0

Event: Leiden tt
Site: Leiden
Date: 2002.06.11
Round: 4
White: Bakker, Sven
Black: Van Dorp, Q.
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2158
PlyCount: 45

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 O-O 10. Nb5 Nd5 11. e4 a6 12. Be3 Qb4+ 13. Qxb4 Nxb4 14. Nc7
b5 15. Nxa8 Bxb2 16. Rb1 Bc3+ 17. Kf1 bxc4 18. Ne2 Nxa2 19. Nxc3 Nxc3 20. Rxb8
Rd8 21. f3 Rd1+ 22. Kf2 Rxh1 23. Rxc8+ 1-0

Event: Pyramiden Franken Cup 5th
Site: Fuerth
Date: 2002.08.31
Round: 9
White: Meins, Gerlef
Black: Farago, Ivan
Result: 0-1
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2416
BlackElo: 2502
PlyCount: 78

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Qb3 ({missed} 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O) 9... O-O 10. Nb5 Be6 11.
Ne2 Bxc4 12. Rxc4 Qf5 13. O-O Nc6 14. Ned4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qd5 16. Nb5 Rad8 17.
Nxa7 Ne4 18. Rc7 Qxb3 19. axb3 e5 20. Bg3 f5 21. Bh4 g5 22. f3 gxh4 23. fxe4
Bh6 24. Rc3 fxe4 25. Rxf8+ Kxf8 26. Kf1 Rd1+ 27. Ke2 h3 28. gxh3 Rh1 29. Nb5
Rxh2+ 30. Kf1 Rxh3 31. Nd6 Rxe3 32. Nf5 Rxc3 33. bxc3 Bd2 34. c4 Bb4 35. Ke2
Bc5 36. Ng3 e3 37. Ne4 b6 38. Nf6 Kf7 39. Nxh7 Kg6 0-1

Event: Hotel Opatija GM
Site: Rijeka
Date: 2002.11.22
Round: 9
White: Saric, Ante
Black: Saric, Ibro
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D93
WhiteElo: 2380
BlackElo: 2384
PlyCount: 40

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 (9. Nb5 Qb4+) 9... O-O 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. O-O Qa5 12. h3 Bf5 13.
Nd4 Bd7 14. Qe2 Nxd4 15. exd4 e6 16. Bd2 Qb6 17. Rfd1 Bc6 18. Be3 Qa5 19. Bd2
Qb6 20. Be3 Qa5 1/2-1/2

Event: New York Masters 35th
Site: New York
Date: 2002.11.26
Round: 1
White: Novikov, Igor A
Black: Shahade, Jennifer
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2719
BlackElo: 2352
PlyCount: 23

{Short work} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7.
Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 Na6 11. a3 Qa5 (11... Qxb2) 12. Bc7
1-0

Event: Duisburg op 10th
Site: Duisburg
Date: 2003.06.07
Round: 3
White: Meins, Gerlef
Black: Bossy, Arnim
Result: 1-0
ECO: D93
WhiteElo: 2436
BlackElo: 2156
PlyCount: 67

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Bb3 (9. Nb5) 9... Qa5 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O Nc6 12. h3 Bf5 13. Qe2
Ne4 14. Nd5 e5 15. Bg5 Nxg5 16. Nxg5 Qd8 17. Nf3 e4 18. Nd2 Be6 19. Nc3 Bxb3
20. Nxb3 Qe7 21. Rfd1 Kh8 22. Nd5 Qe5 23. Rd2 Rfd8 24. Qd1 Rac8 25. Nc5 b6 26.
Nb7 Rf8 27. Nb4 Ne7 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Rd8+ Rxd8 30. Qxd8+ Ng8 31. Nd6 Qe6 32.
Nc6 Bxb2 33. Qf8 h5 34. Nxf7+ 1-0

Event: EU-Cup 19th
Site: Rethymnon
Date: 2003.09.28
Round: 7
White: Aleksandrov, Aleksej
Black: Nedev, Trajce
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2659
BlackElo: 2480
PlyCount: 47

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 O-O 11. a3 Qa5 12. b4 Qa6 13. Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8
Nc6 15. Ne2 e5 16. Bg3 Qxb4 17. Nc7 Rd8 18. Qb3 Qd2 19. f3 Na5 20. Bxf7+ Kf8
21. Qa2 Nc6 22. Ne6+ Bxe6 23. Qxd2 Rxd2 24. Bxe6 1-0

Event: San Salvador op
Site: San Salvador
Date: 2003.12.09
Round: 6
White: Golod, Vitali
Black: Valdes, Leonardo
Result: 0-1
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2555
BlackElo: 2396
PlyCount: 19

{This is the game that i initially posted. Did Golod know the past games? I am
not sure. But Valdes did not know for sure.} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4.
Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 0-1

Event: Tringov mem op
Site: Plovdiv
Date: 2004.02.16
Round: 1
White: Iotov, Valentine
Black: Ochkov, Radoslav
Result: 1-0
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 2321
PlyCount: 61

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 Na6 11. a3 Qa5 12. Bc7 Nxc7 13. Nxc7+ Qxc7 14.
Bxf7+ Kxf7 15. Rxc7 b6 16. Nf3 Ba6+ 17. Kg1 Rhd8 18. Qb3+ Kf8 19. Ne5 e6 20.
Rf7+ Kg8 21. Rxf6 Bxf6 22. Qxe6+ Kg7 23. Qf7+ Kh6 24. Ng4+ Kh5 25. Nxf6+ Kh6
26. Qxh7+ Kg5 27. Ne4+ Kf5 28. Ng3+ Kf6 29. h4 Rh8 30. Ne4+ Kf5 31. Nd6+ 1-0

Event: Faakersee op 18th
Site: Latschach
Date: 2002.08.??
Round: 1
White: Frijling, Jeroen
Black: Kaufeld, Juergen
Result: 0-1
ECO: D82
WhiteElo: 1735
BlackElo: 2198
PlyCount: 40

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. Bxd5 Qa5+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2 Na6 13. Nf3 O-O 14.
Ke2 Nb4 15. Bc4 Bf5 16. Nd4 Bd7 17. Nf3 Rac8 18. Ne5 Bf5 19. f3 Bxe5 20. Bxe5
Rxc4 0-1

Michael Morris
02-06-2005, 03:33 PM
Michael Morris said, "Black got off very lucky".
But, in the game I posted, Black lost the game after 10.Kf1.

White has already won on move ten with 10.Kf1. Why should he take up inferior continuation with 10.Rc3, give his opponet the chance to equalize with subsequent weaker moves and then start losing instead?

I have tried to analyse Michael's line after 10.Rc3 and also the reason why Black resigned after 10.Kf1. It is possible to improve my analysis with more effort.

It will be interesting to find similar games played. I will soon try this.


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Qxc5 9. Nb5 Qb4+ 10. Kf1 {
Here Black actually resigned. Why did he resign? Let us try some lines.} ({
Analysis for Michael's line: inferior is} 10. Rc3 O-O ({it is true that} 10...
Ne4 {leads to mate.} 11. Nc7+ Kf8 12. Qd8# {Good find, Michael.}) 11. Qb3 {
with this move white loses his advantage} Qa5 ({Black equalises with} 11...
Qxb3 12. Rxb3 Nc6 {if} 13. Nc7 Rb8 14. Nf3 ({If} 14. Na6 bxa6 15. Bxb8 Na5 16.
Bf1 (16. Rb4 Nxc4 17. Rxc4 Bb7 18. f3 Rxb8 {Black is happy.}) 16... Nxb3 17.
axb3 {is about equal as well.}) 14... Nh5 {
Black got off from the hook and is doing rather well.}) 12. Ne2 Ne4 {
White's game is holding up to here.} 13. O-O {is a mistake,} Nxc3 {
does not take advantage of the mistake, but does not lose either.} ({
the best way to exploit that mistake is} 13... Bxc3 14. Nexc3 (14. Bc7 Qb4 15.
Nbxc3 Qxb3 16. axb3) 14... Nd2) 14. Nc7 {is a bad mistake. Michael said "Black
also has a trapped rook to lose. White's game is holding, but it isn't lost,"
---------------- Miachael, this is far from truth!!} Nxe2+ 15. Bxe2 e5 {
wins material for Black.} 16. Nxa8 ({if} 16. Bxe5 Bxe5 17. Nxa8 Be6 18. Bc4
Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Nc6 {wins for Black instead.}) 16... exf4 17. Bf3 Nc6 {
wins for Black}) 10... O-O (10... Na6 11. a3 Bg4 (11... Qxb2 12. Rb1 {wins}) (
11... Qa5 12. Bc7 Bg4 (12... Nxc7 13. Nxc7+ Qxc7 14. Bxf7+ Kxf7 15. Rxc7 {wins}
) 13. Bxa5 Bxd1 14. Rxd1 {wins}) 12. f3 Qa5 13. Bc7 Nxc7 14. Nxc7+ Kf8 15. Nxa8
{wins}) 11. a3 Qa5 (11... Qc5 12. Bxf7+ Rxf7 13. Rxc5 {wins}) 12. b4 Qa6 13.
Nc7 Qxa3 14. Nxa8 {wins} 1-0


I misread the original post - I thought it was white that resigned, not black.

Pillsbury
02-06-2005, 04:59 PM
I misread the original post - I thought it was white that resigned, not black.

Thats ok. It happens to me too. We need to double check to reduce mistakes. Thanks for your posts. They made me think......

Davidflude
02-06-2005, 11:28 PM
1. d4 e5
2. dxe Nc6
3. Nf3 Qe7
4. Bf4 Qb4
5. Bd2 Qxb2
6. Bc3? Bb4
7. Qd2 Bxc3
8. Qxc3 Qc1 checkmate

Jesse Jager
29-06-2005, 12:17 PM
Here is a very quick game played at the doberl cup this year

e4 c5 nf3 d6 c3 nc6 d4 bg4 d5 ne5?? nxe5! (if Bxd1 Bb5+ wins) dxe5 Qxg4 wins a piece for nothing

bunta
05-07-2005, 06:09 PM
Hey Michael, you seem to be a good coach on this site lol. are you going to that winter tournaments? or are they regarded too easy for you? since your rating is like 1900's or something :eek:

Dozy
14-09-2005, 11:11 AM
Earlier in the year I put together a collection of local (NSW) brevities for the Rooty Hill website. They just go to prove that you don't have to be well known to perpetrate a blunder.

You can find the story ("Sweet & Sour Chess") at http://www.rootyhillchess.org/sweetsour.html

Each game comes with a diagram, but if you click the links provided you can play through them on a pop-up board.

Bereaved
16-09-2005, 02:24 AM
Hello this is vintage Budapest!!

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Qe7 7.a3 Ngxe5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.axb4 Nd3+

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Frank Walker
16-09-2005, 08:28 PM
:hmm: Will these type of things happen in a real game?
At a Primary Interschool event a certain school had players who were falling for the four-mover

Spiny Norman
17-09-2005, 10:21 AM
:hmm: Will these type of things happen in a real game?
When I was a junior many moons ago, my opponent (rated 1260) fell for the following brevity. So I guess in the ranks of us lower-rated mere mortals it can happen, yes.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4 4.Nxe5 Qg5 5.Nxf7 Qxg2 6.Rf1 Qxe4+ 7.Be2 Nf3# 0-1

Dozy
17-09-2005, 11:07 AM
:hmm: Will these type of things happen in a real game?
At a Primary Interschool event a certain school had players who were falling for the four-mover
It happens.
In a recent tournament my opponent transposed into a Philidor but apparently wasn't familiar with Legal's Mate. He committed an unnatural act on my queen and, two moves later, sat studying the board looking for an escape square for his king. I don't think he realised that the game was over till I folded the score sheet and put it in my pocket.
Of course, it didn't help his equilibrium that Bergil was sitting next to us trying not to chortle...

Rincewind
17-09-2005, 12:35 PM
The 2003 Commonman holds many bad memories for me. Blunding my queen in time trouble from a won position against amdc, for example. But the worst one by far was losing to Allan McGregor in 12 moves by a very similar method. :doh:
I would post the game but it exceeds the criterion by 2 moves. ;)

Don't anyone start a thread on death in less than 20 moves.

Davidflude
18-09-2005, 10:32 PM
From Box Hill Allegro today

White me Black NN

1. e4 c6
2. Nf3 d5
3 exd Cxd
4. Ne5 Nf6
5. d4 Bf5
6. Qf3 Be4
7. Bb5 Nb-d7
8. Bxd7 Nxd7
9. Qxf7 Geronimo

Trent Parker
19-09-2005, 11:08 AM
1. e4 c6
2. Nf3 d5
3. exd5 cxd5
4. Ne5 Nf6
5. d4 Bf5
6. Qf3 Be4
7. Bb5 Nbd7
8. Bxd7 Nxd7
9. Qxf7 Geronimo

Bereaved
21-09-2005, 01:05 AM
Strictly not fair to post this here, but you have to see this!!

White: IM
Black: Non-IM

Time control: 90 minutes + 60 seconds a move from move 1



1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 e5 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 Be7 6.Nd5 b5 7.c3 a5 8.d4 h5 9.h3 g5 10.dxc5 dxc5 11.Be3 f6 12.Nxe7 Qxe7 13.Qd5

1-0; white is winnning a pawn and Black's position is falling apart at the seams.

Afterwards, white said: I believe my opponent has gone insane!!

It is not pretty is it?

Take care and God bless, Macavity

antichrist
21-09-2005, 01:31 PM
Strictly not fair to post this here, but you have to see this!!

White: IM
Black: Non-IM

Time control: 90 minutes + 60 seconds a move from move 1



1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 e5 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 Be7 6.Nd5 b5 7.c3 a5 8.d4 h5 9.h3 g5 10.dxc5 dxc5 11.Be3 f6 12.Nxe7 Qxe7 13.Qd5

1-0; white is winnning a pawn and Black's position is falling apart at the seams.

Afterwards, white said: I believe my opponent has gone insane!!

It is not pretty is it?

Take care and God bless, Macavity

Death in Ten Commandments and death in the Ten Stations of the Cross

Rincewind
21-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Death in Ten Commandments and death in the Ten Stations of the Cross

You're a clownboot AC. Anyone who has been in a catholic church knows there are 14 stations of the cross.

antichrist
21-09-2005, 02:39 PM
You're a clownboot AC. Anyone who has been in a catholic church knows there are 14 stations of the cross.

But when one has not done the rounds of the Stations for thrice times fourteen years one is allowed to have a faulty memory. When in there for weddings etc I usually admire the architecture.

MrSornia
03-02-2006, 12:59 AM
[Event "Cumbria League Division 1"]
[Site "Liberal Club, Carlisle"]
[Date "2005.10.8"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Daniel O'Dowd"]
[Black "Peter Grzesiukowicz"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Sicilian Defence Irregular"]
[TimeControl "120"
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4 Nxd4 5 Qxd4 e6 6 Bc4 b7 7 0-0 Bc5 8 Qxg7 Qf6 9 Bh6 Bf8 10 Qxf8# {Black checkmated} 1-0
I'm most proud of move 9; not one many people would think of. This game was the last i played against this man, now deceased. RIP.

qpawn
12-02-2006, 10:27 AM
All this trapping and zapping.
It won't do your chess any good.
positional understanding will win you more games
as in the long run it should.

:D