Kevin from thechesswebsite has a great video on the basics of playing Albin countergambit if you’re interested in looking more into it: watch?v=VDfjsMXlcek, Thanks. Let’s first clear what is a gambit in chess? Keep ‘em comin’!, Thanks for posting this Jerry! Posted by editors on Feb 22, 2013 in Chess Tactics Videos | 25 comments, ★ FACEBOOK facebook.com ★ TWITTER twitter.com ★ GOOGLE+ plus.google.com ★ LIVESTREAM twitch.tv The Lasker chess trap in the Albin Counter Gambit results in black executing an extremely rare and devastating under promotion to a knight with check, earning black at least a minor piece and an attack. The Lasker Trap. It’s pretty obvious that black’s queen is a huge pain in the eye, so why wouldn’t white just want to take the queens off the board, and then try to come up with something. The arrows are great. 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e53. This simple move applies immense pressure on white and they are forced to deal with this thorn in their side. After white takes the pawn on e5, black has a few options. But if your opponent isn’t familiar with this variation, he could even become another victim of the Lasker trap, as happened to my unfortunate adversary. The position of white pieces after the trap is depressing. There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught—they say—God, when he walked on earth. Enjoy below miniature. pauix Aug 27, 2011 #1 Compositions involving underpromotions look very cool on a chess book, but you hardly ever get a chance to underpromote a pawn and get an advantadge in real life. exf2+ 7.Ke2 fxg1N+ 8.Ke1 Qh4+ 9.Kd2 Nc6 10.Bc3 Bg4 11.Qe1 0–0–0+ 12.Ke3 Qg5+ 13.Kf2 Rd1 14.Qe4 Bf5 15.Qe3 Rxf1+ 0–1 ..c6, 2. But once in a while they might face a real gambit player who says: “, Smith-Morra Gambit: Scheveningen Formation. I’m not a good chess player, though, so I’d love to hear from an expert. If white defends incorrectly he can easily fall into the Lasker Trap. 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All Rights Reserved. Albin Countergambit - Lasker TrapBDG: Lamb Defense Gibbins-Weidenhagen GambitGibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit Göring Gambit KGA: Hanstein Gambit KGA: Muzio Gambit Latvian Gambit Latvian: Mayet Attack, Strautins Gambit Smith-Morra Gambit: DeclinedSmith-Morra Gambit: Scheveningen FormationSmith-Morra Gambit: Paulsen FormationTraxler Counterattack Smith-Morra Gambit: Paulsen Formation  Bryntse GambitHalloween Gambit SMG: Scheveningen Formation Danish Gambit, Your Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4) playing opponent, will probably expect you to politely decline his offer with 2. The Lasker Trap, however, does not immediately take the pawn and instead pushes forward with pawn to d4. The Lasker Trap is a trap for black out of the Albin Counter Gambit and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the chess trick itself while offering very brief tips. Fortunately I’ve seen the video too, so I knew not to respond with e3 . ..dxc4. exf+7. Frequent updates – new openings, strategies and commentary are always being added. And if it's an opening that becomes part of your standard repertoire, the Lasker Trap is a line you should know by heart. The Lasker Trap is a trap for black out of the Albin Counter Gambit and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the chess trick itself while offering very brief tips. But even without it, the Albin Countergambit is a fine opening for the attacking player. 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe d4 4. Just keep at it. Ke2 fxg1=N+ (promote to a knight and check) 8. The Lasker Trap derives from the Queen’s Gambit Declined lines and in particular comes from the Albin Countergambit. So if you want to play a sharp game against d4 players then you should use this sound gambit. The underpromotion plays an important role in this trap and probably contributes to the success of it. Then there’s no lasker trap. I try to make them exactly like that. Ke2 fxg=N!+Internet ChessClubhttp://chessclub.comTranslated in Portuguese (Brazil) by: Leonardo Louro Justino, Lasker Trap | Chess Opening Trap for Black | Secret Chess Opening Tricks and Traps to Win Fast, Dirty chess tricks to win fast 3 (Tennison Gambit), Dirty chess trick to win fast (Owen's Defence), Dirty chess tricks to win fast 9 (Grob's Attack), Dirty chess tricks to win fast 4 (2 Knights Attack -- Caro-Kann), plus.google.com/u/0/111685059261358125042/posts. In general this gambit creates good counterplay for Black and some chances for attack. Ke2 fxg=N!+ Internet ChessClub chessclub.com Video Rating: 4 / 5 . Bb4+ 5. 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 (Albin Countergambit) 3. dxe5 d4 4. e3 Bb4+ 5. At 2:03, what if the pawn doesn’t go to g3 and instead did Ke3 or Kf3? , Excellent video….your method of explanation is simple and easy to follow….good job…thanks, Just pulled it off flawlessly on someone. In this game, my opponent fell into the Lasker Trap, and I finally could make an underpromotion: DENVERHIGH Aug 28, 2011 #2 hyost87 Aug 28, 2011 #3 cool. After queen to f3 id take the bishop with check then take the g7 pawn with the queen. Conclusion: You can't count on your opponent falling into the Lasker Trap of course. Lasker Trap. Ke2 fxg=N!+ Internet ChessClub chessclub.com Video Rating: 4 / 5, fantastic video. But if your opponent isn’t familiar with this variation, he could even become another victim of the Lasker trap, as happened to my unfortunate adversary. exf+ 7. This is a sharp gambit against d4. At 1:30, after Qb4, what would happen after white plays Qf3. The Lasker Trap derives from the Queen’s Gambit Declined lines and in particular comes from the Albin Countergambit. Nairobi Chess Club © 2020. e3?! After white takes the pawn on e5, black has a few options. Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Intermediate, Trap | As a kind of followup on the lesson about the minor promotion I have added this lesson on the Lasker Trap in the Albin Countergambit. Watch the video to the left to watch more detailed explanations of the Lasker Trap. Here you will find Albin Counter Gambit Trap and another name for this trap is Lasker Trap. Bd2 dxe6. The Lasker Trap is a chess opening trap in the Albin Countergambit, named after Emanuel Lasker, although it was first noted by Serafino Dubois (Hooper & Whyld 1996, p. 219).It is unusual in that it features an underpromotion as early as the seventh move. Bxb4? Thx alot. ..dxc4. If white is not careful than he can find himself in a lot of pain very quickly and with the help of an underpromotion on the 7th move, black can have the white king running all over the board. The Lasker Trap is a trap for black out of the Albin Counter Gambit and, in this tutorial, I play through the moves to the chess trick itself while offering very brief tips. I played it against myself, and, as white, I seemed to win the bishop without really losing anything except tempo (although black did have a fairly strong attack for a while). Bxb4? Powered by - Designed with the Hueman theme, Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Krejcik Trap Reloaded, Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Mistake in the Sveshnikov, Emanuel Lasker the Longest World Chess Champion, Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Opponent’s Help, Magnus Carlsen World Chess Champion Supremo. Conclusion: You can't count on your opponent falling into the Lasker Trap of course.