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Simple Traps For Beginners

de veauce - cafferty,birmingham [A17]discovered attack, 1974

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e4 Bb7 5. e5 Ne4 6. Bd3 Nxc3 7. dxc3 d6 [7... Be7] 8. Ng5 dxe5
what has Black overlooked? [8... g6] 9. Nxf7 Qf6 10. Nxh8 g6 11. Qg4 Qxh8 12. Qxe6+ Be7 13. Bg5 1-0

 

szmetan - sbia,nice [B71]discovered attack, 1974

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Bg7 ? 7. e5 dxe5 8. fxe5 Ng4 9. Bb5+
9... Kf8 ?? [9... Nc6] 10. Ne6+ this was also the course of eales-de veauce, 1968! 1-0

 

blackburne's shilling gambit [C50]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4 4. Nxe5
[4. Nxd4] 4... Qg5 5. Nxf7 Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 Nf3# 0-1

 

damiono's defence trap [C40]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6
3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 [4... g6 5. Qxe5+ Qe7 6. Qxh8] [4... Ke7] 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ Kg6 [6... d5 7. Bxd5+ Kg6] 7. Qf5+ Kh6 8. d4+ g5 9. h4 d5 10. hxg5+ Kg7 11. Qe5+ Kg6 12. Qxh8 dxc4 13. Qxh7# 1-0

 

fried liver attack [C57]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 threat Nxf7 4... d5 5. exd5 Nxd5
[5... Na5] 6. Nxf7 the Fried Liver 6... Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke8 ? 8. Bxd5 Nd4 9. Qf7# 1-0

 

fried liver variation [C57]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 threat Nxf7 4... d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 the Fried Liver 6... Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3
8... Nd4 ? 9. Bxd5+ Ke7 10. Qf7+ Kd6 11. Ne4# 1-0

 

petroff defence trap [C42]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nxe4 [3... d6] 4. Qe2 Nf6
5. Nc6+ Qe7 6. Nxe7 1-0

 

scholar's mate [C23]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Qh5
threat Qxf7 3... Nf6 missing the threat... [3... Qe7] 4. Qxf7# 1-0

 

scholar's mate variation [C23]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Qh5 threat Qxf7 3... Nh6
4. d4 Bxd4 5. Bxh6 gxh6 6. Qxf7# 1-0

 

scholar's trap [C23]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Qh5 threat Qxf7 3... g6
4. Qxe5+ Qe7 5. Qxh8 1-0

 

vulnerable f7 [C57]basman, 1994

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5
threat Nxf7 4... h6 missing the threat [4... d5] 5. Nxf7 Qe7 6. Nxh8 1-0

 

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