Chess Traps: Fischer Trap

Bobby Fischer Trap

Bobby Fischer was a brilliant chess player and there is so much that we can learn from him. In this trap we look at one of his many contributions to the chess world.

Starting with the king pawn opening for white versus the sicilian defense from black, white places his light square bishop on b3 and dares black to move his knight to a5. If black refuses, white still has a solid setup and a good game ahead. If black falls for the trap, white can play e5! and black is in a losing position.

There is not a good square for his knight on f6 to go and it is extremely hard to find a good line for black.

Watch the video below to see a detailed explination of the Fischer Trap.

For those wondering about Kxe6?? 12.Qd5+ Kf5; 13.g4+! Kxg4; 14.Rg1+ and black is quickly mated. Hope this helps!