Chess Opening TRICK to Fool Your Opponent: Tennison Gambit

Chess Opening TRICK to Fool Your Opponent: Tennison Gambit
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Greetings, Chess Enthusiasts!

Today, we’re diving into a strategic gem, utilizing the King’s Pawn Opening against the Scandinavian Defense. As white, you kick off with the classic pawn to e4. Your opponent responds with the Queen’s Pawn Opening, pushing the pawn to d5, commonly known as the Scandinavian Defense.

Now, here’s where the excitement begins. Instead of the conventional capture of the pawn on d5, we set up a cunning trap. Deploy your knight to f3, creating a tempting scenario for your opponent to snatch the pawn on e4.

Anticipating this, your opponent is likely to grab the opportunity, not only gaining a pawn but also threatening your knight on f3. Now, the critical move – shift your knight from f3 to g5. This not only safeguards your knight but also puts pressure on black’s exposed pawn on e4.

Here comes the decisive moment for your opponent. Because they must defend their pawn, and they have a few options:

Option #1: Push the pawn to f5 to support the hanging pawn on e4. However, this choice leaves the king’s side vulnerable to potential exploitation by your advancing pieces.

Option #2: Develop the white bishop to f5 to reinforce the pawn. Because  this move seems awkward and exposes the bishop without adequate support, allowing you to continue the threat.

Option #3: Bring the knight to f6, providing support to the pawn and developing the knight to an active square. This appears to be a reasonable move.

Now, seize the opportunity to advance your queen’s pawn to d3, inviting black to capture it. Inevitably, because your opponent will take the bait, aiming to eliminate their awkwardly placed pawn.

Congratulations, you’ve achieved the desired position. Capture the black pawn with your white bishop, regardless of black’s next move. The game is now poised in your favor.

As black continues their moves, the climax unfolds. Execute a powerful move – capture the black pawn on f7 with your knight. This move not only threatens black’s queen but also puts their rook in jeopardy.

With limited options, black is forced to capture your knight with their king. Now, deliver a check by moving your bishop to g6. Black has no choice but to capture your bishop with their king.

The result? You’ve sacrificed a knight and bishop to secure a significant advantage –  because the black queen is now in your hands. This early-game advantage sets the stage for a victorious journey.

With your opponent in a precarious position, it’s game over. Utilize this strategic gambit to trap your opponent and secure the black queen. Share your triumphs in the comments, and let’s continue mastering the chess battlefield together!

Fahad Raza

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