Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Absolutely Trapped

When we talk about a trap in chess, we used to think that after a combination one of the opponent’s pieces is captured.

However the most unusual is to see all the opponent’s pieces simultaneously trapped.

That rare setup actually took place in a real game played by non other than Magnus Carlsen.

The FIDE World Cup 2021 took place in Sochi, Russia with a KO format. Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the event and Carlsen finished third. Nevertheless, Carlsen produced the following gem in the last round against Vladimir Fedoseev.

It is astonishing how restricted Fedoseev played in this game. Vladimir Fedoseev has the reputation of a resourceful player but on this occasion, Carlsen overwhelmed him.

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