If white’s first move is the queen’s pawn, then you can use this trap to capture white’s queen in the Englund’s gambit chess opening.

How to trap whites queen with Englunds gambit.

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.

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 moves bishop to F2 and white can not save its queen at this point.

Black moves queen to F8 and takes white’s queen.

Black takes queen.

White has now 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.

Portable game notation (PGN) for this trap.

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.

Future options.

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.

Examples of trapping whites queen with Englunds gambit.

I played this trap, which you can replay, in game 2021-02-14 Jach (1024)) vs Mic (930) on Lichess. I saw this trap on Eric Rosen’s channel on YouTube.

Other chess openings for black.

You might want to see The Sicilian defense chess opening: Black fight for center control.