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Opening Traps
Compiled by nakul1964
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Opening traps that are definitely worth knowing.

The hunter becomes the hunted...
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

For all you piano players (no pun intended)
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

Legal's mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Nasty Knight
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Sneaky!!!
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

A trap in the Sicilian
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Forked
Zaitsik vs Zichulidze, 1976 
(A15) English, 5 moves, 1-0

M Delgado Crespo vs L Lucena, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Tempting...
A Meek vs Adbor, 1855 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

The "Mortimer Trap"
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Trap in the Vienna
Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Good night, knight
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Trapped in the Scandinavian
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

"The Smith-Morra Gambit at its finest..."
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Goring Gambit - Sea Cadet Mate
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Excellent Knight + Bishop sac
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Clever bishop sac in the French Advance
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

Trap in the Ruy Lopez
R Adams vs B Wall, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 9 moves, 0-1

A "top notch opening trap" - Sneaky
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

The Milner-Barry Gambit
J Martinez vs D Rybansky, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

The Elephant trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

The budapest at its best!
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Kan u trap him?
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

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