Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: La Bourdonnais Gambit

Another eccentric gambit is the so-called La Bourdonnais Gambit.

It is a good example to show the danger of moving the queen too early.

More precisely, the only and simple goal of this gambit is to win a pawn absolutely forgetting every common rule about developing pieces.

Black not only has played too early with the queen. In fact, Black has only played with king and queen for twelve moves!!!
There are many cases showing the danger of early playing with the queen. One example is the post “Poisoned Pawn”. Even GMs can be victims of traps which cause them losing the queen. You will see one sophisticated example in “Carlsen Caught into a Trap”

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