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Sicilian Defence Opening Traps
Compiled by Johan C
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Smith-Morra Gambit wins the Black Q after Bxf7
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

White N forks on c7 and Q dare not take N.
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

White sacrificed Q, got Q back and wins a bishop.
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Black Q took P on b2 and got trapped.
B Wall vs J Friedrichsen, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

White sacrifice B & P for a family fork.
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Black loses Q to delay mate.
A Landenberger vs M Adam, 1990 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 16 moves, 1-0

Black pushed P to d5 and wins B.
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Black won a pawn, lacks development, got mated.
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Poor development. KN on e2 and P e5 waste time. Black N mates.
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1930 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

White b4 becomes his own biggest problem and Q got trapped.
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

No flight square for white's QN in center attacked by pawns.
M Peckar vs Fine, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

Black Q took P on b2 and got trapped.
L Schmid vs W Sahlmann, 1948 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

White moved too many pawns, Black N mates on d3.
Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Black b6 instead of Nc6, white Q takes R on a8.
P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Black's Q got trapped on B4
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Black loses N on C6 after pin.
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Black's Q got trapped in the center.
P Blazkova vs J Manak, 1995 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Mate in 2
Bjesman vs Minosjan, 1982 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Black wins a bishop
F Smrcka vs H R Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Black traps white Queen
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 0-1

Very open and risky play.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Black N on g4 lost protection.
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Very unique
Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

Black lost his Q for two pieces and his K is open.
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Black win the white Bishop
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

Black Q commit suicide for a pawn
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

White wins the King's Night
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Strong bishop pair allows for R & Q sacrifices and still wins.
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Double check black K on e1.
Puck vs Troll, 1961 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 0-1

White pieces co-operate to decoy Black's Q.
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Black Q check and wins Bishop.
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop sacrificed at f7, Black wins Q.
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

White got into troiuble, lose Q or get mated
P F Johner vs Tartakower, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 15 moves, 0-1

A good mate setup
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

D Smith vs E Heiny, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

K Treybal vs J Rejfir, 1933 
(B40) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Good N fork for white
F Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Black's Q got trapped on b2
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Kieninger vs Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Black could have prevent this
C H Alexander vs Z Milev, 1954
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Black's Q got trapped in bed
Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 9 moves, 1-0

Black wins a few pawns
Shabalov vs Baklan, 2009 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 12 moves, 0-1

White lose a piece (or his Q)
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 moves, 0-1

L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Black must choose to lose Q or get mated
O Kali vs Lior Duek, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Not a trap, but black got a nice attack on move 19
Fine vs Fischer, 1963 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 0-1

White allowed Black to centraize his N on e5
M Matov vs Fischer, 1968 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Black blunder or he just need opening training
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Black made two opening mistakes and got mated
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Every move of white a winner, black got mated.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

A Night fork on move 21
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs NN, 1898 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

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