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White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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We’re going to start looking at some opening traps in a very popular line against the Sicilian Defense: 2.c3. White is to play in this game Luther-Vogt, 1987


1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Na3 a6 7. Nc4 Bg4 8. Ne3 Qe4 9. Qb3 Be6 (See Diagram) 10. d5!!(Not 10. Qxb7? Ra7 11. Qb6 Nd7 12. Ng5 Qxe3+ 13. Bxe3 Nxb6 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. dxc5 Nd5) 10... Bxd5 (10... Nxd5 11. Qxb7 Rc8 12. Ng5 Qe5 13. Nxe6 Qxe6 14. Bc4) 11. c4 Be6 12. Bd3 (12. Qxb7? Rb8 13. Qc7 Rc8 14.Qb7 Nd4) 12... Qf4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 (13... Qb8 14. Bf4 Qa7 15. Nc7+ Kd7 16. O-O-O)14. Bxf4 Nxf4 15. Be4 Nxg2+ 16. Kf1 Nf4 17. Qxb7 Bh3+ 18. Ke1 (Definitely not 18. Kg1 Ne2#)18... Ng2+ 19. Kd1 Rd8+ 20. Kc1 Black Resigned

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