I don’t have a long game to show you this week, I wanted to share a fun little opening trap that catches players off guard. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve caught someone with this trap and it’s not something that they usually expect. What I like about this trap is how natural looking the moves are. White doesn’t have time to realize what happened before they lose a piece. This trap occurs in the Polish opening (1.b4).
A bit of a backstory: After winning five games in a row this was the game where I decided that my opponent had enough punishment (making me +6 =0 -0 against this particular player). Without further ado I present to you what I am calling the “Polish Lifezugzwang Trap”:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trap and please let me know in the comments if you’ve been able to catch anybody with it!