queen in the corner trap…

From a game I played recently…
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The person performing this trap must be willing to play a rather cramped game at the start as well as lose a rook in the early going. However, it essentially traps the queen. Should the other player try to rescue the queen, he could get distracted from the other points in the game. A seemingly “free” rook is proffered to the other player’s queen but the problem is that it really isn’t a “free” rook, it comes at the cost of not being able to use one’s queen for quite a while. After castling, it can be really devastating for the other player’s queen.

About Emperor Thomas I

Catholic monarch of the New Roman Coalition. Consecrated to the Apostle Thomas, the Holy Martyr Sigismund, and the Holy Martyr Olaf II.
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