Trapping white’s queen with Englund’s gambit chess opening.

If white’s first move is queen’s pawn to D4, which is known as the queen’s pawn chess opening, then black can consider trying this queen trap by responding with pawn to E5, which is the Englund’s gambit chess opening. Black riscs a pawn to win white’s queen, but versus casual players, then the reward should be worth the risc.

Pawn to E5 is the Englund’s gambit chess opening.

White takes pawn on D4 and then bishop to C5. This is the prelude to setting the trap.

Bishop to C5 is the prelude to the trap.

White will often respond with knight to F3 or bishop to F4. If white is aware of this trap, white will move knight to C3 and black should abort.

Blacks pawn to D6 sets the trap.
Black’s pawn to D6 sets the trap.

White takes pawn on D6 and then knight to E7. This move should be premoved or moved quickly, so white might think, that black make a mistake, and then take it and attack white’s queen without further speculation.

Blacks knight to E7 is the trick and should be done quickly, so white will think, that black made a mistake, and take it.

Bishop takes pawn on F2. White realizes, that only move is king takes on F2 and loose the queen.

Black takes queen.

Black has lost its queen in this trap in the Englund’s gambit chess opening.

White’s queen has been lost due to black’s queen trap in the Englund’s gambit chess opening.

PGN for this queen trap in the Englund’s gambit chess opening is d4 e5 2. dxe5 Bc5 3. Bf4 d6 4. exd6 Ne7 5. dxe7 Bxf2+ 6. Kxf2 Qxd1.

White is losing at this point, but will have different options, which mainly are attacking the queen and developing pieces. These are some of the possible moves.

Possible moves after queen trap in the Englund gambit chess opening.

I saw this trap on Eric Rosen’s channel on YouTube.

The Italian game chess opening: Strong development.

The Italian game is a basic chess opening, that follows the solid basic principles of chess openings by moving knights before bishops, taking control of the center area of the board and keeping the queen at its initial position, while developing strong positions and keeping an eye on black’s F7, which is a vulnerable spot, only protected by the king.

The Italian game chess opening shares the same initial two moves as the Ruy Lopez chess opening: White begins by moving king’s pawn to E4.

King’s pawn opening.

Black mirrors white’s move by moving pawn to E5. White moves knight to E3.

Knight to E3.

Black moves knight to C3. White takes control of black’s pawn, that is protected by the king, at the vulnerable F7 by moving bishop to C4. These positions is the Italian game chess opening. PGN is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4.

Bishop to C4. The Italian game chess opening.

The Giuoco piano variant of the Italian game chess opening.

Black moves bishop to C4. This move brings the positions to the Giouco piano variant of the Italian game. PGN is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5.

The Giuoco piano variant of the Italian game chess opening.

White castles on king side.

The possible moves from Giouco piano variant of the Italian game:

Possible moves from Giuoco piano variant of the Italian game chess opening.