Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: GM Trapped in the Scandinavian
In the recent 43rd. Chess Olympiad celebrated in Batumi (Republic of Georgia) 185 teams took part in the open section and 151 in the women’s section. Players’ rating in the open section going from the highest 2827 to unrated players. When experimented players face weaker opponents is highly probable to find some examples of traps and severe mistakes. That is what indeed happened in some games. Today’s trap appeared in the game played between Spanish player GM Perez Candelario and Algerian player GM Rizouk, in round 7. Despite both players are GM, black got caught into a trap already in move 7.
Everyone can be the victim of traps or make mistakes. In today’s example, a GM played unaware of the risk and didn’t see that his queen was in danger.