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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Variation, Tarrasch Trap

I remember when I was junior aged about 10, my first chess coach showed us some Russian book the title of which I would translate as "The Chess Openings Traps" ("Ловушки" = The Traps)  and he demonstrated for us the famous Tarrasch trap in Steinitz Variation in Ruy Lopez.
Steinitz Variation comes through some renaissance nowadays so you may be interested to learn this trap.

As you can see, one of the references is the game Orak (2317) - Grgurevic (2219) played in 2010. Isn't it interesting to see that the player rated 2219 was caught in this trap?

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