Chess Traps

Everyone loves chess traps and so we take a look at some of the most popular as well as some of the not so popular traps that every chess player should know about. Hopefully you will get to use a few of these on your opponents and wont fall for them if your opponent sets one for you.

Below are a list of the most common and most popular chess traps of all time. They each are very different in nature. To successfully pull one of these off your opponent will actually have to fall for the trap. This isn’t always an easy thing to do. Some of the variations below are all or nothing meaning if your opponent doesn’t fall for it you are out of luck and will find yourself down heavily in the game. Other variations, even if your opponent doesn’t fall for the trap, will leave you with a solid position and good chances to win.

Enjoy all the traps below and feel free to share if one of these worked on your opponent. There is no better feeling than winning a chess game using one of these traps.