Chess Traps #6: Siberian Trap – Sicilian Defense

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The Siberian chess trap implements the tactic of deflection out of the Sicilian Defense, Smith-Morra Gambit. Black positions both knights and queen to directly or indirectly influence the h2 square. The Siberian Trap is a trap for black out of the Sicilan Defense, Smith-Morra Gambit and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the deflection tactic while offering very brief tips.

1. e4 c5
2. d4 cxd
3. c3 dxc
4. Nxc Nc6
5. Nf3 e6
6. Bc4 Qc7
7. 0-0 Nf6
8. Qe2 Ng4
9. h3? Nd4!

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