Monday, June 1, 2009


Scholar's Mate 1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Bf1-c4 Bf8-c5 Nothing special until now. 3. Qd1-h5 Closes in for the kill! 3... Ng8-f6?? This is a very bad move. This doesn't help Black at all. The right move is 3... Qd8-e7 to protect the f7 square or 3... g7-g6 to block to queen's path. But since none of those moves were done the queen has no problem and : A very common trap you might run into. Remember to protect the f7 or f2 square 4. Qh5-f7checkmate. There are several ways this technique can be applied : using a knight instead of a bishop, moving the queen at f3 instead of h5 and so on.. Black can use this technique as well.

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