The Chess Trap Tactic:
Part of the Chess Tactics Guide
Animal Lovers: Be good and suspend your morals for a short paragraph, would you? We just need a quick analogy ...
In the jungle, if you were to set a Trap to, I don't know, snag an Elephant ...
You'd set it knowing that it's just possible your victim might NOT fall for it.
However, if your Trap IS successful, you'd have bagged yourself a fairly decent prize, or the makings of a piano ...
In Chess, when setting a Trap, you do so knowing full well that your opponent MIGHT see what you're up to ... In which case, you'll likely lose any prize - or advantage - on offer.
However, it's also possible your opponent is either "naive", "gullible", or simply "not paying attention" to what's going on - and will subsequently fall right into your Trap.
A successful Trap might result in gaining material; gaining a better position on the Board; or, it may lead to an imminent victory!
The following four examples are tasters of what benefits a successful Trap may bring ...
From The Chess Trap Tactic Guide,
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