Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Bird’s Traps

The From Gambit is a dangerous line in the Bird opening where Black offers a pawn right in the first move. Black’s intention is to quickly develop the pieces and start an immediate attack on White’s king.

In the following diagram, you can see some traps in this opening.

This is not a sophisticated opening as the Ruy Lopez o the Italian Game. As you can see, it aims for a rapid storming over White’s king. It’s perfect for blitz games against beginners.

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