Friday, June 7, 2013

Warwick Trap

The Warwick Castle, in all its beauty, is fit for a Queen.  But beware of the trap that lies beneath...

1. e4, e5
2. Nf3, Nc6
3. d4, exd4
4. Nxd4, Qh4
5. Nc3, Nf6?

A premature move.  The Knight effectively blocked all exits of the Queen.

6. Nf5, Qh5

Black has nothing better.  If 6....Qg4, then 7. f3 Qh5, 8. g4 Qg6, and 9. Nh4!

7. Be2, Qg6
8. Nh4! ....

Black usually resigns.  The Queen is trapped.

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