[Event "Win in 9 Moves Against the Fried Liver Attack [TRAPS Included]: Chapter 1"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/OTeG7uiX/0KMofpt3"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2023.02.28"] [UTCTime "05:16:23"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C57"] [Opening "Italian Game: Two Knights Defense, Ulvestad Variation"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/Prasaadh"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/OTeG7uiX/0KMofpt3"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5 { But what I suggest you play here is a paradoxical move, pawn to b5. nstead of dealing with this pawn anyhow, you just play this weird pawn move on the side of the board } 6. Bxb5 { In most cases, that's going to catch your opponents off guard. They'll start thinking about this position, and just as we already know, most of them will naturally capture this pawn on b5 because it looks like the easiest solution. Yet it's a pretty bad mistake for white } 6... Qxd5 { with a double attack of the bishop and at least one pawn on g2. From there, it's going to attack the rook as well. } { [%cal Gd5b5,Gd5g2] } 7. Bxc6+ Qxc6 { [%cal Gc6g2] } 8. O-O Bb7 { Strangely enough, sacrificing this pawn on b7 really plays in your favor because now you can put up this massive battery on the long diagonal, threatening queen takes g2 checkmate. } { [%cal Gb7g2] } *