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TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES! TRAPPED PIECES!
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16 b5-b6! leaves the Black a5-knight stranded with NO RETREAT!
Portisch vs Tal, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Anand, 2011 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Alexander V Ivanov vs D Naroditsky, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

16 a2-a3?? self-blocks White b3-queen, 16 ... c5-c4! then wins
Gelfand vs Kamsky, 2011 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

A Matoussi vs C Jorgensen, 2010 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 12 moves, 0-1

Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

42 Rf7-c7 1-0 Black c2-bishop is trapped on edge of the board
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2011 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

27 Re1-e4 1-0 traps the Black c4-knight which has NO RETREAT!
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

M Cuellar Gacharna vs Tal, 1973 
(E91) King's Indian, 79 moves, 0-1

37 ... Be5-c7?? takes away c7-flight sq of b8-king, stalemate!
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1991 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 18 moves, 1-0

Hoang Thanh Trang vs Tan Zhongyi, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

A Moskalenko vs D Andreikin, 2012 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

65 ... Nf6-h5+?? 66 Rb5xNh5+! Black h6-king trapped on h5
Karjakin vs D Kokarev, 2012 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

D Dubov vs D Bocharov, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

S Sjugirov vs D Bocharov, 2012 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Motylev vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

I Kurnosov vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1877 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasimdzhanov vs S Petrosian, 2012 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 22 moves, 1-0

25 ... Be6-c8! and the White a6-queen has NO RETREAT!
Kharlov vs Krasenkow, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 0-1

V Gunina vs A M Galliamova, 2012 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

P Cramling vs I Krush, 2012 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 72 moves, 0-1

11...e8?? would be careless, as White traps the queen after 1
Navara vs B Socko, 2006 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

I R Ibragimov vs I Nyzhnyk, 2013 
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

38 Bd2-f4?? leaves White h5-knight with no retreat(!)
Fressinet vs Bacrot, 2012 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

44 ... Nb5-d4?? puts knight on square it has no retreat(!) from
Topalov vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

I Nepomniachtchi vs A Moiseenko, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

H Melkumyan vs C Balogh, 2013 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

118 ... Nf6-d7! leaves White a4-knight trapped on edge of board
K Szabo vs I Lysyj, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 132 moves, 0-1

18 Bf3xNe4?? d5xe4! offside White e5-knight has no NO RETREAT!
A Nasybullina vs E Ubiennykh, 2013 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

24 Qe2-c4! 1-0 leaves offside Blackc3-knight with NO RETREAT!
Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2013 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

19 Ne5-f3! 1-0 leaves Black h2-queen trapped on edge of board!
T Abrahamyan vs C Baginskaite, 2013 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

47 ... Nc6-b8! possible as 48 Na6xNb8 Bd5xb7 traps offside b8-N
Carlsen vs Anand, 2010 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

V Ni vs Wang Jue, 2013 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 0-1

29 Qh1-h8+! denies g8-,g7-flights,30 Bb5-e8! 1-0 traps g6-queen
Yurtaev vs S Matveeva, 1987 
(C16) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

82 Bb5-e2! dominates the offside Black b2-knight, corralling it
A Goryachkina vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 82 moves, 1-0

21 ... Rg8-g6? leaves frontal Black g4-rook with NO RETREAT!
N Pogonina vs J Majdan-Gajewska, 2013 
(A80) Dutch, 82 moves, 1-0

43 ... Nc4-e5 f4->b8@e5+f6 blocks guard line to trapped b8-N
Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

19 Bc4xf7+!,20 Ne5-c4 traps Black a5-queen on the edge of board
Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1930 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

41 ... Kh8-g8?? denies g8-flight of f7-queen, 42 Re5-f5! traps
M Pavlovic vs I Miladinovic, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

30 - c3-c2 takes away b1-,c2-flights of trapped White a3-knight
M Markov vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Kazim gets his queent trapped!
Kaufman vs K Gulamali, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov missed(!) 25 Ne4-d6!+-, winning a4-queen with Rb3-a3
Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 1-0

G Sargissian vs E Mochalov, 2014 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 48 moves, 1-0

Stefan Djuric vs A Navacchia, 1998 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

9 Nc3-d1? Nd4xNf3+ 10 Bg2xNf3 d5-d4 traps the White e3-bishop
B Khotenashvili vs Lagno, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

36 Ng4-e3?? White e7-rook now has NO RETREAT!, 36 ... Qd5-d8!-+
T Kosintseva vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 85 moves, 1-0

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