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Openingtrainer pitfall 1

It's fun to play tricks. Can you set a trap that the opponent will fall into?

Your opponent will also try to come up with tricks of their own. It is important to always pay attention. What are the opponent’s threats? Make sure that all your pieces and pawns remain covered when attacked.

Look at the first example. Black would like to develop the dark-squared bishop. Still, that's not such a good idea! If black moves the black-squared bishop to the square in front of the queen, the enemy bishop suddenly comes into action. The bishop takes a pawn and to make matters worse, the rook is also lost. For the time being, Black's bishop will have to keep defending the pawn.

What do you have to do?

Try to continue your development in a safe way.

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