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Amateur Mistakes Punished
Compiled by Sadgrinner
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This collection is designed to help amateurs learn how to avoid a variety of weak strategic and tactical movess, and to help others learn how to exploit those mistakes. Unlike Grandmaster games, which can be extremely subtle, and Patzer games which are filled with blunders, this is a collection of well-executed traps.

Giuoco Piano opening. 5. ...Bb6?
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

Phildor Defense. 3. ...g6? Nc6 is better
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

If you're not going to play 3. ...d6, at least play 4. ...Qd7
E Fossan vs NN, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

5. Bf4? 5. Bd3 has better odds
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

The blunder 6. ...Ng4 and the knight is lost.
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

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