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Opening Traps
Compiled by DanielBryant
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An unexpected surprise
David vs J Balogh, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Simple example of the poisoned b-pawn in the Sicilian
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Typical Bloodgood- Dubious but trappy opening play
C Bloodgood vs R W Christy, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

An absolute slaughter!
P Ricardi vs J Faustino, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

One of the quickest losses ever for an IM
K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Angermannagement
Terry J Taylor vs I F Angermann, 1986 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

The earliest Bxf2+ I have ever seen
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Karpov Falls Asleep at the Wheel
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

J Lechtynsky vs J Trevelyan, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

W Dakin vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

E Naiditsch vs A Draeger, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Veresov Miniature
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

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