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Queen's Pawn opening traps
Compiled by Johan C
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Black is Mated or he will lose his Q
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Q for a Q but black is a piece up
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Lasker trap but messy
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

White Q fork B & N, wins a piece
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

White double attack wins a bishop
M Heinicke vs Seitz, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

White is a Rook & pawn up for a B (white 2 points up)
Euwe vs Colle, 1929 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1-0

Black Night fork K, Q & R.
Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

White's Q got trapped in the center.
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1979 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Not an opening trap, but all white's pieces immobilized
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

White wins a centralized N
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

White's Bg5 pin on N did not help
S Lemieux vs D Feoktistov, 2001 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 6 moves, 0-1

Black's Q gives a back rank mate
Silbermann vs Honich, 1930 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Black's N & B wins the white Q
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

White's Queen sacrifice end black's hope.
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

A Bishop sacrifice on f7 led to mate.
Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

White Q mates on f7 assisted by his N on g5.
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Black O-O-O check and wins R.
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

B sacrife on f2 wins Q.
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Black Q too early out and got trapped in center.
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

White N missplaced on d2. Wrong pawn moves.
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Too risky for both sides.
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

White used the h file effectively.
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Lasker trap.
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Lasker trap (nightmare)
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Dudkin vs N Sorokin, 1967 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

D Miller vs Peterson, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Do not hold on to the gambit pawn
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs P Houtsonen, 1989 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 moves, 1-0

Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

White traps his own Q
M Scheeren vs G Welling, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 0-1

White traps black's Q on a5
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Not enough protection on d2
S Demmery vs B Sambuev, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Black's Q got trapped
Mamedyarov vs Judit Polgar, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Nice N fork to follow
R Saeidi vs A Roghani, 2001
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 11 moves, 0-1

Another Q trap, very unique
A Lugovoi vs Balashov, 2003 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 12 moves, 1-0

White is in trouble
S Gichurkin vs K Petrosian, 2006
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 11 moves, 0-1

Poor development from white.
Kunath vs N Grant, 1875 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Black's opening needs attention, white mate soon
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Good for white, no hope for black.
P N Wallis vs NN, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

A beautiful Bodens mate.
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Anastasia's mate
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

A short opening lesson for white.
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

A discovery attack is coming up
Reti vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Cercle des Echecs, 1925 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs John Selman, 1932
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Zsuzsa Polgar vs Ng Ek Teong, 1988
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Very good for white
Tal vs Timman, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Winning a piece
D Arngrimsson vs J G Nicholson, 2015
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1-0

Entering the endgame with a passed pawn
U Gebhardt vs U Larsen, 2012
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Illescas Cordoba, 1989
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

N fork Rooks
G Popilski vs A Zamyshlyaev, 2012
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Black's defense collapse
M Molner vs F Scheckenbach, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Black have no answer for white's attack
Hebden vs S Lalic, 1990
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

White wins a piece
N Mikkelsen vs L C Andersen, 2009 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

This is chess
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics to win the Q
N Ivanovic vs M Jovicic, 2008
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Many attacking opportunities for white
Belikov vs T Khakimov, 2005
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Stefansson vs C Juarez Flores, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

White wins a piece
T Runting vs M Bruere, 1991
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

White has a nice attack but black can give checks
T Dunne vs K D Duncan, 1993
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

White wins a piece
P Hummel vs E Schiller, 1996 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

White wins a piece and more
F Peralta vs D Varela Guerrero, 2001
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

I would like to see the end
M Mchedlishvili vs A Essing, 2002
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Like to see what happens next
A Nickel vs M Kulvietis, 2003
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

W Arencibia vs L Bruzon Batista, 2005
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Q sac and bank rank mate
C G Ward vs A Summerscale, 1996 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

Three check mates in one
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

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