Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Levitsky Trap

Irregular openings are appropriate fields for setting traps because inexperienced players can easily fall into. One important ingredient for succeeding with the trap is to create in the opponent the illusion of getting extra material at no risk. That works especially well at beginner’s level. Today’s trap appears in the Levitsky attack.

The offer of a white pawn on the 5th move sets the trap. Black, by accepting the pawn, allows white the use of open lines in his/her benefit.

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