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Fastest Queen Trap Ever?

Poor Kusin managed to have his queen trapped after only four moves! This game holds the record for fastest queen trap in the history of chess and is also a really great example to show young chess players when explaining the dangers of bringing the queen out to early. [Event “Rjasan”]
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Fork Trick or Treat

“One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road, the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in which a new line of development begins to branch off.”–William Irwin Thompson “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”–Yogi Berra Had it not been for the President’sContinue reading “Fork Trick or Treat”

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4

Below is the infamous Blackburne Shilling Gambit.  The name of this variation in the Italian Game is utter nonsense do to the fact that Blackburne never played this line and it is not a gambit because white cannot take the pawn on e5 without losing material. Despite the terrible nomenclature, every student of chess should know this game.  Continue reading “1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4”