Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...Nf6/4. 0-0/4...Ng4

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Ruy Lopez:Open Game
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)


Parent: Ruy Lopez

Ruy Lopez:Open Game: Fishing Pole Trap[edit]

4. Ng4[edit]

With 4. Ng4 black sets up the Fishing Pole Trap. While the logical move seems to be h3, to kick the knight off of his spot, this in fact sets up for immediate failure.

After 5. h3, white responds with 5.h5. After 6. hxg4 hxg4, black then threatens to capture the f3 knight. Once white moves the knight away, black forces checkmate by Qh4.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Ng4
Fishing Pole h3

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