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Karl Mayet vs Daniel Harrwitz
Berlijn (1848)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  0-1
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Dec-12-16  AlicesKnight: Quite a well-known motif. 6....Nxd5 allows 7.Bxd8, but ....Bb4+ forces 8.Qd2 and after ...Bxd2+; 9.Kxd2, ...Kxd8 leaves Black a piece up.
Dec-12-16  saturn2: 6..N6xNd5 and black remains with a piece ahead for only a pawn. In blitz I would play on and keep the queens on board on with 7 Bd2
Dec-12-16  leRevenant: <Phony Benoni: oh, wow, a free Knight! Easiest Monday puzzle of all time!> Uhmm ...
Easiest Monday puzzle for a fortnight, that's for sure.
Dec-12-16  morfishine: Theme: Remove the defender

White's Knight on <d5> protects <b4>, so eliminate this piece, which allows Black's DSB entry

*****

Dec-12-16  njdanie: I spent a while thinking it was White to move...
Dec-12-16  sfm: It is 100 times more likely that this game is with wrong identification than a player of Karl Mayet's calibre should fall into this extremely basic, obvious and well-known trap for beginners.
Dec-12-16
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  Cheapo by the Dozen: It's been long enough that I've seen this trap that I had to work out the combination on my own.

The whole thing actually took me more than 10 seconds! :) Seriously, it did. First I checked for mate and didn't find it; only then did I count material and see that Black was winning anyway.

Dec-12-16  zb2cr: I was familiar with this very old trap, and so found this one quite easily.
Dec-12-16
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  keypusher: Kind of amazing when you think that Harrwitz was one of the strongest masters of that time. See also Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858.
Dec-12-16
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  Nosnibor: I always thought that this was known as the Blackburne trap but with the mists of time maybe I`m wrong.
Dec-12-16  Wolfgang01: This trap is 168 years old! Great!
Dec-12-16  DrGridlock: Q: When is a pin not a pin?
A: When the piece is:
(i) not pinned to the king
and
(ii) in moving the piece threatens either mate or greater material gain than what it was pinned to.
Dec-12-16
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  RookFile: Black was a strong master.

White says: "Look at that - a FREE pawn on move 6!"

This is a good game to play through, to teach us to be a little less gullible.

Dec-12-16  johngalt5579: I settled for winning a piece with Nd5 is there something better?
Dec-12-16
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  chrisowen: I herds d5s doctor o d8s dunkhungs lug b4s bonds u d2s dub u dubshonk 8...Kxd8 bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug dunkhonk 8...Bxd8+ bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug luv i herds d5s doctor dumbs herds bun job flunk q d2s dub grubs uvs cave gog q d2s dub ace vip pom monts nts yes unk ill its panky white its nap von vow guv kites vow who its hawks inept wheat pinks vow taken whips thank wipes bud o d5s doctor o d8s dunkhungs lug b4s bonds u d2s dub u dubshonk 8...Kxd8 bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug dunkhonk 8...Bxd8+ bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug luv i herds d5s doctor dumbs herds rub bun job joffy off gog q d2s dub gaves acmes caves crave pep pod ments oms nts nugsly vow ard its panky white its nap von vow guv kites vow who its hawks inept wheat pinks vow taken whips thank wipes bud o d5s doctor yes herds way wonky kub bucks ill its panky white its nap von vow guv kites vow who its hawks inept wheat pinks vow taken whips thank wipes bud o d5s doctor o d8s dunkhungs lug b4s bonds u d2s dub u dubshonk 8...Kxd8 bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug dunkhonk 8...Bxd8+ bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug luv i herds d5s doctor dumbs herds bud job mud quods d5s dubout log guv lug monks bud cruds uvs its eveoff von guvs bud cud fought lunks g5s gourds dunkhug bunks d5s doctor herds d5s duckus lunk d5s dously?
Dec-12-16
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  chrisowen: 6...Nxd5 7.Bxd8 Bb+ jet bonds bun nug guv bob cob dob gob hob job mob nob rob von guv bot won yon o d5s dously dubout duckus duvlys dumdum bunks doghmm dockly dollys dommus dontus herds dowlys hod doh hud dog god dug gulch ghoul ghost hog hungs hug hud dossy d5s duglys dublsy dudsly guffs huffs hmmmm dunkly 6.Nxd5 bod v doctor 1 ousts huffs thous grunt uvs to it low guv lug its evesum 6.e3 its eve bod von guvs ousts conts bound dunkhonk 8.Qd2 Kxd8 bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug dunkhonk 8...Bxd8+ bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug luv i herds d5s doctor dumbs herds bud job ill its panky white its nap von vow guv kites vow who its hawks inept wheat pinks vow taken whips thank wipes bud o d5s doctor o d8s dunkhungs lug b4s bonds u d2s dub u dubshonk 8...Kxd8 bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug dunkhonk 8...Bxd8+ bouts uhm dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug luv i herds d5s dunkly vow ard its panky white its nap von vow guv kites vow who its hawks inept wheat pinks vow taken whips thank wipes bud o d5s doctor yes herds bud job chugs god motor dog donts hmmms round wound hound d5s doctor hod doh hud duh cob cub bucks bocks grubs uvs gob bog bossy bus bodys bud dub cud cod doc ducks tod o d2s dub funds hmmms devolve lucks out abc avowly von guv ard its low von guv lug to its white napkins d8s dunkhungs ousts to it low guv lug bound d5s doctor?
Dec-12-16
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  Diocletian: Nostalgia Day. Harrwitz...Anderssen, Morphy, Loewenthal, Capt Evans....Old games like this remind me of old books, great players of a swashbuckling era, descriptive notation and my boyhood before a chess board and pieces long ago.
Dec-12-16
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  keypusher: <Diocletian: Nostalgia Day. Harrwitz...Anderssen, Morphy, Loewenthal, Capt Evans....Old games like this remind me of old books, great players of a swashbuckling era, descriptive notation and my boyhood before a chess board and pieces long ago.>

Harrwitz and Loewenthal were about as swashbuckling as the Pirates of Penzance.

Dec-12-16  MaczynskiPratten: Monday, queen sac day, but for a change in situ and no mate
Dec-12-16  Bubo bubo: The old trap in the QGD: White has banked on the Nf6 being pinned against the queen, but after 6...Nxd5 7.Bxd8 Bb4+ White has to return the queen immediately, and 8.Qd2 Bxd2+ 9.Kxd2 Kxd8 (or simply 8.Qd2 Kxd8) leaves him down a piece.
Dec-12-16
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  Domdaniel: I fell into this one, as a teenager who didn't know many opening traps. I think I tried 7.e4, but still lost.
Dec-12-16  zb2cr: To <johngalt5579>,

No, there is nothing better than winning a piece with 6. ... Nxd5, but you have to realize you can win the Queen back with no further investment of material. That's the only tricky part of this one.

Dec-12-16  morfishine: Remove the defender, plain and simple, yet eloquent nonetheless

*****

Dec-12-16
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  Jonathan Sarfati: The first known instance of what later would be called the Cambridge Springs Trap?
Dec-13-16
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  RookFile: White might have tried 9. Rc1. Now black really does need to play 9....Bxd2+. If he continues with cat and mouse play (9....Re8 for example), white blocks with 10. Rc3.
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