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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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Nov-01-04  aw1988: <iron maiden: This is a very well-known trap, almost too famous for a daily puzzle.> Another "well known trap" which I stupidly missed.
Nov-01-04  patzer2: For those familiar with the Cambridge Springs Defense (ECO code D52) to the Queen's gambit, this game represents a well known trap. The game could have entered the Cambridge Springs Defense proper after 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Qa5. A discussion of the Cambridge Springs Defense can be found at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/home...
Nov-01-04  patzer2: <tanaka> Welcome aboard. This is a great site for studying and enjoying Chess.
Nov-01-04  patzer2: White's blunder was 6. Nxd5?? After 6. e3 White is OK as in Dreev vs M Petursson, 2004.
Nov-01-04
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  beenthere240: Pin busting as this weeks theme?
Nov-01-04  Saruman: This puzzle can also be found in Winning Chess Tactics...
Nov-01-04  aw1988: Some people have said that chess puzzles should say "Black to play and make the best move". While this is true I think it should expand itself a little: "Black to play and do better than aw1988". It would make a nice easy Monday puzzle anyone could solve.
Nov-01-04  Nickisimo: This belongs in one of Pandolfini's Traps and Zaps in the Opening books. :) I think instead of the Elephant trap it should be called the, "Oh my gosh I'm such a moron for not seeing that after Nxd5 Bxd8 and Bb4+ I lose a piece and am surely a worthless human being and my girl is sure to leave me now" trap.
Nov-01-04  zugzwangdragon: I'm surprised this isn't a Bill Wall game.
Nov-01-04
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  kevin86: This trap and its several variations is exciting! An unsuspecting player sees a "blunder" that his opponent has made-only to fall for a loss of his own queen. The opponent gains a piece or a pawn as "interest on the loan". It also has a taste of LEGAL's mate to it.
Nov-01-04  aw1988: <This trap and its several variations is exciting!> Oh, where art thou, patzer2? :)
Nov-01-04  briiian13: this is almost as famous as 1.f4 e5 2.g4 !! Qh4++
Nov-01-04  briiian13: granite, before you attempt this queen sac just make sure your opponent did not make a move like Nf3 or pawn e3 so that the knight can block the bishop check or allow king escape to e2.
Nov-01-04  villasinian: a piece ahead in the opening always makes me feel so good.
Nov-01-04
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  DevastatioN: The Cambridge Springs... I fell for this variation in a tournament a long tim eago when I was rated 1600 or so, was pretty sad :(
Nov-01-04  Knight13: Easy and a very fun Puzzle.
Nov-01-04  patzer2: <aw1988> <Oh, where art thou, patzer2? :)> I'm here and I do enjoy <kevin 86>'s enthusiastic and interesting posts.
Aug-31-05  Kriegspiel: I was just going over Marshall vs. Tarrasch, Nuremburg match (1) 1905, Queen's Gambit Declined, which also opens with D51; the game is annotated by Chernev in "Logical Chess: Move by Move" (Game 29), and after 4...Nbd7 he mentions this trap, "invented by Tarrasch"! Since Tarrasch was born in 1862, this is a little difficult to credit. Chernev seems quite informed enough to be aware of this trap as something previously and well known; how then to account for this? The only difference is that in Chernev's sequence, Black's bishop captures White's queen before his king captures the bishop, but I doubt very much that Tarrasch was the first to play that, and even if so, it hardly follows from such a minor variation in move order that he "invented" this trap.

Kriegspiel

Apr-26-06  MorphyMatt: Didn't Fine fall into the same trap?
Jan-02-07
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  Infohunter: <MorphyMatt: Didn't Fine fall into the same trap?> Same type of trap, in a somewhat different setting. Here is the game: Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937
Jun-27-07  Jake Robertson: Mayet must have cried, I love this game
Feb-01-11  Penguincw: <Berlijn 1848> Where is < Berlijn > anyways? It looks like < Berlin > .
May-31-11  chesschampion11: Berlijn is the dutch name for Berlin.
Dec-17-11  Penguincw: < chesschampion11: Berlijn is the dutch name for Berlin. >

Oh. So what's the German name for Berlin?

Apr-29-12  YoungEd: Well, though move 5 White played as well as anyone could! Move 6...that's the toughie.
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