3 Chess Opening Traps + 1 Opening Trick

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Today we are going to learn 3 chess opening traps and learn an opening trick from the RCA guest coach FM Coto Mederos. He has prepared an instructive video lesson in which he shares some useful tricks which you can incorporate in YOUR games right away!

Trap 1 – It is from the Italian Game and this trap is for Black’s side. After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4, most players will be tempted to take the pawn with 4.Nxe5 as it also creates a threat on f7. The trap is set after Black plays 4…Qxe5.

chess opening trap italian game

Trap 2 – The second trap is also presented for Black, in the Queen’s Pawn opening after the moves 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6. If White falls into this trap, he will lose any one of his major pieces.
chess opening trap queen pawn openingTrap 3 – This trap is from the Dutch Defense, 1.d4 f5, and the Staunton Gambit after White plays 2.e4. Coto illustrates this trap with an example game played by Lasker, the game known for its famous and immortal king walk!
chess opening trap dutch defenseOpening Trick – Finally, Coto will present to you an opening trick from the Queen’s Gambit Exchange variation.
chess opening trap queen's gambit exchanged variationWatch the video lesson now:


What is your favourite trap(s) from these? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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