Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rubinstein Trap

The Rubinstein Trap is a chess opening trap in the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense.  The trap takes its name from Akiba Rubinstein, who had the misfortune of falling into it twice.

1. d4, d5
2. Nf3, Nf6
3. c4, e6
4. Bg5, Nbd7
5. e3, Be7
6. Nc3, 0-0
7. Rc1, Re8
8. Qc2, a6
9. cxd5, exd5
10. Bd3, c6
11. 0-0, Ne4
12. Bf4, f5?
13. Nxd5 .....

White wins a pawn since 13...cxd5?? loses to 14.Bc7  trapping Black's queen.

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