Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Queen Trap

Do you remember the “Idiot Trap”?
Today’s trap has similarities with it but one important difference.

White not only has already developed the king’s knight but has also half-opened the e-file. This fact allows White to counteract the effects of today’s pseudo-“idiot trap”.

If you want to see more examples about trapping queens then see this post: “Trapped Queens”

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