Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scholar's Mate

One of the most common opening traps is the Scholar's Mate where the Queen and Bishop combine to deliver mate on the f7 (or f2) pawn.

For White
1. e2-e4 e7-e7
2. Bf1-c4 Nb8-c6
3. Qd1-h5 Ng8-f6 (blunder)
4. Qh5xf7#

For Black
1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. Nb1-c3 Bf8-c5
3. Bf1-c4 Qd8-h4
4. Ng1-f3 (blunder) Qh4xf2#

Learn this trap on my Lichess study

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