The Tennison Gambit is a daring chess opening that is not frequently played in high-level competitions, but can be a fun and effective way to surprise your opponent in casual games.
Category: Tricks And Traps
Würzburger Trap: Lure the black bishop to its doom
Not every trap ends with a checkmate or a queen capture. This one allows White to get “only” a bishop, but the material advantage is still sufficient to win the game.
Poisoned Pawns: The forbidden fruit trap
A poisoned pawn is a tactical trick used to bait an opponent into capturing a pawn that appears to be undefended, but in reality, the capture leads to a disadvantageous position.
King’s Gambit: Learn this simple trap against Schallopp Defense
The trap I want to demonstrate in this article exploits the last thing, the lack of protection. An experienced player probably won’t fall into it, but it can be surprisingly efficient against opponents who aren’t used to play against the King’s Gambit too often.
Fajarowicz Gambit trap: Crush your opponent in 6 moves
The idea behind the Fajarowicz Gambit is to rapidly develop Black’s pieces and create imbalances on the board that favor Black’s active pieces.
Beat Scandinavian Defense with Leonhardt Gambit: Trap the queen
While the Leonhardt Gambit may not be the most sound or reliable opening, it can be a powerful weapon in the hands of aggressive and creative players. And the opportunity to sacrifice the bishop on f7 is simply priceless.
Caro-Kann Defense, Karpov Variation: Another trap you must know
One of the key ideas behind the Karpov Variation is to wait for white to make a move that weakens their position. Black can then launch a counterattack against the weakened pawn structure.
Caro-Kann Defense, Breyer Variation: Try this and trap your opponent!
The Breyer Variation features a neat trap that is definitely worth learning and remembering.
Smith-Morra Gambit trap: You must learn this cavalry attack
Traps are a common occurrence in chess, and the Smith-Morra Gambit is no exception. In this section, I will describe one of the most famous traps in the Smith-Morra Gambit.
Réti Opening Trap: The best way to surround the queen
Surrounding the queen is an effective tactic in chess that can help you capture this powerful piece and gain an advantage over your opponent.