Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Milner-Barry Gambit. False Pin

A previous post showed the difference between absolute and relative pin.

A relative pin is a convenient motif for traps. As explained in that post, relative pins induce our opponent to believe that we can not play the pinned piece. The opponent’s puzzlement becomes apparent when we play that piece winning some advantage.

One example is the Milner-Barry Gambit in the Caro-Kann Defense when Black faces an embarrassing situation just after 6 moves!!

Never let your autopilot play for you. Always think before playing. Savielly Tartakower once said: “Blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made” and Garry Kasparov stated: “Chess is a mental torture”

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