Thursday, January 20, 2005

A Trap to Avoid

[Event "ICC 5 0"][Site "Internet Chess Club"][Date "2005.01.20"][Round "-"][White "Wildazbill"][Black "gunski"][Result "1-0"][ICCResult "Black resigns"][WhiteElo "1141"][BlackElo "1107"][Opening "Scotch gambit: Benima defense"][ECO "C44"][NIC "SO.06"][Time "09:40:23"][TimeControl "300+0"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Be7 5. c3 dxc3 6. Qd5 {Black resigns}1-0

If 6. . . . Nh6, then 7. Bxh6 Rf8 8. Bc1 and Black is down a piece.

I've caught a lot of fish with this gambit in blitz games -- which goes to show that a fish can catch fish, a patzer can make a patsy out of a patzer, a woodpusher need not be a pushover, and that one need not be a Fischer to be a fisher of fish.