Chess Traps #4: Fishing Pole – Ruy Lopez & Sicilian Defense

The Fishing Pole chess trap can spring about out of the Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense. The 3 main ingredients needed for its success are a hook, bait, and a fish that bites. This same concept can be applied in the Sicilian Defense as will be shown. The Fishing Pole Trap is a trap for black out of the Ruy Lopez and Sicilian Defense (to name just a couple) and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the chess trick itself while offering very brief tips.

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nf6
4. 0-0 Ng4
5. h3 h5
6. hxN hxg
7. Ne1 Qh4


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