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Holiday Chess School #18! Our last holiday puzzle ends with an opening trap won by Leonhardt back in 1912. He followed rule number one!

Rule number one is look for all checks and captures. 1.Bxf7+ Nxf7 2.Ne6 Qb6 2...Qa5+ 3.Bd2 Qb6 4.a5 Qxb2 5.Bc3 Qb5 6.Nc7+ 3.a5 Qb4+ 4.c3 Qc4 5.Nc7+ Kd8 6.b3 and in both cases, the queen is lost. Always look for that f7 (or f2) weakness. It may not always be mate, but you can often win a lot of material.


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