5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Queen’s Gambit


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Today I will present to you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Queen’s Gambit, which follows the move order 1.d4 d5 2.c4.

Queen's Gambit

The gambit (pawn sacrifice by White) when declined by Black with 2…e6, we arrive at the variation Queen’s Gambit Declined. In my video lesson, I’ll cover the traps for both continuations 2…dxc4, when Black accepts the gambit, and 2…e6, when Black declines the gambit. Also, I’ll be showing the traps for both White’s and Black’s sides. Some of these traps are classical, which you may have seen already if you are a more advanced player and have used them to surprise your opponents.

And what is special about all these traps is that you can play them ‘freely’ – meaning that even if your opponent is smart enough not to fall into these traps, it won’t affect your position in any way. You can just continue playing normal moves, and the position would be balanced.

Spoiler alert: The fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, actually missed to see one of these traps.
 

 

What is your favourite trap(s) in these five? Also, have you set any successful traps for your opponents? If so, please share them below.

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