Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Crime and Punishment
Playing risky variations against experienced players is a step towards disaster.
In the B group of the prestigious tournament ‘Corus’ held in Wijk aan Zee (Nederlands) in 2009, Erwin L’Ami was the victim of one of these mistakes when he faced British GM Nigel Short in round 3 and entered in a risky variation of the Four Knights Defense.
Short took advantage from the first moment because of Black’s misplaced pieces and completely destroyed Black’s castle.
Against experienced players, it is always risky to play openings without knowing exactly their plans.
Even knowing the plans, sometimes altering the move order can be disastrous.
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