I decide to continue previous artice about Chess openings - Ruy Lopez open variant with some examples of traps in this opening. First is my favorite where black gets greedy. Greed is never good neither in life, betting or chess. He moved some unusual strange moves and ended up with very effective Bishop check mate! Game has been played between two GM of chess.
1 e2-e4 e7-e5, 2 Kg1-f3 Kb8-c6, 3 Bf1-b5 a7-a6, 4 Bb5-a4 Kg8-f6 5 d2-d4 Kf6-e4,
black Kc6-d7, 7 Kf3-e5 b7-b5, 8 Ba4-b3
black Bc8-b7 (?), 9 d5-d6 Ke4-d6,
10 Qd1-d6 (!!) c7-d6, 11 Bb3-f6 Check Mate!
Nice and very effective check mate!
1 e2-e4 e7-e5, 2 Kg1-f3 Kb8-c6, 3 Bf1-b5 a7-a6, 4 Bb5-a4 Kg8-f6, 5 Kb1-c3
Black decided to move Pawns forward and to attack Knight on c3, but white has very good answer on that with Knight g5 giving simultaneous attack on black Queen and Rook. Black is forced to move Queen and then other Knight jumps to b5 threatening direct check mate on c7!
black a6-a5, 6 Kf3-g5 b5-b4,
7 Kg5-f7 Qd8-e7, 8 Kc3-b5
This will end up either in losing heavy material or receiving direct check mate for black.
1 e2-e4 e7-e5, 2 Kg1-f3 Kb8-c6, 3 Bf1-b5 a7-a6, 4 Bb5-a4 Kg8-f6, 5 d2-d4 e5-d4,
6 0-0 Bf8-e7
7 Rf1-e1 b7-b5, 8 Ba4-b3 d7-d6, 9 Kf3-d4 Kc6-d4, 10 Qd1-d4 c7-c5
11 Qd4-d1 c5-c4 and white is losing light Bishop in early stage of the game. It's interesting that this game has been played between two GM in chess which shows us that silly mistakes can happen even to the best.
1 e2-e4 e7-e5, 2 Kg1-f3 Kb8-c6, 3 Bf1-b5 a7-a6, 4 Bb5-c6 d7-c6,
5 0-0 c7-c6, 6 d2-d4 e5-d4 7 Kf3-d4
black Bf8c5 (??) 8 Qd1-h5 Check and Bishop is falling.
Big blunder by GM who played as black.
1 e2-e4 e7-e5, 2 Kg1-f3 Kb8-c6, 3 Bf1-b5 Bf8-c5, 4 c2-c3 d7-d6, 5 d2-d4 e5-d4,
6 c3-d4 Bc5-b4 check.
7 Ke1-f1 Bc8-d7, 8 Qd1-a4 Qd8-e7 9 d4-d5
9 black Qe7-e4, 10 Kb1-c3 Qe4-g4, 11 h2-h3 and Queen can't dance on line 4 any more because all fields are under attack and dark Bishop is in danger.
11 black Qg4-g6 12 Bb4-c5 Bd7-c6, 13 Qa4-b4 and white gets material and black Bishop need to retreat leaving Pawn on b7.
I hope you enjoyed this traps in Ruy Lopez opening. I will soon try to add article about Ruy Lopez closed opening. Thanks for reading.