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TACTICS. TRAPPED.
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22. f4!
Van Wely vs Timman, 2003 
(D94) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1-0

18...Qxc3!! sets up 22...f3!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

11...d3!
Janowski vs Marshall, 1908 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 53 moves, 0-1

20. h3!
Najdorf vs G Idigoras, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

4. Ba4?? loses to 4...b5 (variant of Noah's Ark Trap)
Bleischmidt vs Lytschuk, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Fischer 's 27...Bxh2? drops a Bishop for two Pawns
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

32...Rxe4?? allows 33. f3! winning a piece
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

13. Nb6! traps the Rook after 14. Bb8
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

19. a5!! traps the Queen or gains other decisive material
S Knott vs D M Adams, 2004 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

16. g4!
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

37...Rb5! leads to a trapped Knight after 37...Ke7!
Nimzowitsch vs W Winter, 1927 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

8...c5!
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1929 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

10...d6!
Ivan Ivanov vs G Minchev, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

32. c4! was set up by the trap Black fell into after 28. Rd1!?
Marshall vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

34...h5! 35. Nh6 Re5 -+
P Steinbrueck vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

33...Kd7!
J Wempe vs Korotylev, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

19...fxe5 20. Qxa7+! Kc8 21. Qa8+ Kc7 22. dxe5 +-
Z Gyimesi vs A Fox, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

23. e5! wins the exchange with advantage.
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

21. Rxe7+!
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

46...g5!
Adams vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

18. Nd4!
Hector vs Koneru, 2003 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

23. Bf7! wins the exchange, a pawn and the game
T Hillarp Persson vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

36...c6! uses deflection and discovered check to win a piece
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

38. Rc1! prepares a web to capture the Rook on a3
Ivanchuk vs V P Moskalenko, 1988 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

22. Qxd4! Rxd4 23. Rd3 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 25. Bd3 Bh1 26. Bd2+-
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

19...Qa5!
T Fogarasi vs D Breder, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

14...b4! cxb4 15. Qb3! traps a Bishop, Rook or Knight
Aronian vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 73 moves, 1-0

19. Be6+! Kh8 20. Qb5! Qxe4 21. Ng3 Qe5 22. Bxa5 +-
Furman vs Smyslov, 1949 
(D85) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 1-0

21. g3! would have turned the tables and won for White
S Kalinitschew vs Holzke, 2005 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

29...Qb2!
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

17. Qa3? is met with 17...Bd7!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 0-1

White missed 15. Nc7! Rac8 16. Bb5! +-
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

13...f6! gives winning chances with no worse than equality
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

30...Bg5!
A Kargin vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 0-1

30. Nxd6!
I Krush vs K B Richardson, 2007 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

16...f5!
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

39. e4!
S Savchenko vs A Kogan, 2000 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

27...f5 -+
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

16. f4!
M Ebeling vs J Killane, 2007 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

16. b5!
Portisch vs Tal, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

12. g3! is a win white missed
R Luscombe vs Keene, 1962 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

12. Bg5! Qd4 13. Be7 +- traps the Rook and wins the exchange
V Malakhatko vs M Young, 2007 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

19. Bxc6! appears to set up 23. Qh6+! +-
T L Petrosian vs Anastasian, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 1-0

34. Ke2! helps set up 35. Rh3 +-, leaving the Knight helpless
Morozevich vs Lputian, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

24. Rc4!
Timman vs A Sokolov, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

If 25...h6, then 26. Qe7! Qxe7 27. Bxe7 +- traps the Bishop
Beliavsky vs Gulko, 1990 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

17. c5! wins material due to threats against the Rook & Queen
Portisch vs A Deze, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

22...b5! and 23...Nb7! -+ set up a neat trapped piece combo
I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2009 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

24. QxQ+! RxQ 25. h5! is a trapped piece combo found by Rybka
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

35...g5! springs a trap on the Rook
Dolmatov vs Browne, 1990 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

36. Ne6! forces the loss of the exchange (i.e. traps the Rook)
Gipslis vs Hracek, 1991 
(B56) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

26...e5! is a simple but effective piece trap
A Stefanova vs Kamsky, 2010 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

28...f5!
R Tischbierek vs S Ernst, 2009 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 0-1

25...Qd3! or 25...Qa2! win the exchange and the game
Ujtelky vs Parma, 1966 
(A14) English, 26 moves, 0-1

28...f5!
E R Lundin vs Julio Bolbochan, 1954 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 40 moves, 0-1

29. Re1!
Shirov vs Jakovenko, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1-0

22. f4! exf4 23. Nf3 Qg4 24. e5 fxg3 25. Rc2 +- wins for White
A Burns vs Blackburne, 1885 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

18. f4!
Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas, 1933 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

21. b4! Rc1 22. a4! +- traps the Rook & wins the exchange
Radjabov vs Shirov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

27...Ke8! wins the exchange and the game.
R Garcia vs Mecking, 1966 
(E97) King's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

36. h5!! sets up 38. Bf7!
Judit Polgar vs R Edouard, 2011 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

34. Kc3!
Stripunsky vs Seirawan, 2012 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

30. Rc7!
Adams vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

17. Ne7+! targets the paralyzed rook on a8
Keene vs M Basman, 1963 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

24. Nxc5!
Stefan Djuric vs A Navacchia, 1998 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

23. Rxd7! solves Sunday Feb 25, 2018
Movsesian vs Leko, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

19. f3!
S Shankland vs Y Zherebukh, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

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