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Chess Fundamentals by José Raúl Capablanca

8. Traps

I shall now give a few positions or traps to be avoided in the openings, and in which (practice has shown) beginners are often caught.

Example 20.


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Example 21.


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There are a good many other traps—in fact, there is a book written on traps on the chess board; but the type given above is the most common of all.