[Event "This Trick Defeats 2700+ ELO Opponents in 8 Moves!: Chapter 1"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/QhxxC5mO/4dWITcfM"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2023.03.27"] [UTCTime "08:51:19"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French Defense: Classical Variation, Steinitz Variation"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/Prasaadh"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/QhxxC5mO/4dWITcfM"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Qh5 c5 { Attacking white's centre } 6. Nf3 { [%cal Gf3d4,Gc5d4] } 6... Nc6? { Strangely enough, this move is actually already wrong. } 7. Ng5 { You ever consider yourself to be a Knight person, that is your time to shine because now you start hitting the pawn on f2 and threatening Scholar's Mate } { [%cal Gh5f7,Gg5f7] } 7... g6 8. Qf3 { [%cal Gf3f7,Gg5f7] } 8... Qe7 { [%cal Ge7f7] } 9. Nb5 { And somehow, this strange knight assault wins the game already. We're creating the threat of Knight to C7, forking the king and the rook, which is a pretty strong threat. In addition to that, we're also threatening Knight to D6. Thanks to Black's queen standing over here on E7, it blocks out this bishop, so that he cannot capture your knight, } { [%cal Gb5d6,Gb5c7] } 9... Nxd4 10. Nd6+ { We ignore Black and play our attacking move } 10... Kd8 (10... Qxd6 11. Qxf7+ Kd8 12. exd6) 11. Ngxf7+ Kc7 12. Qc3 { Yes indeed, you have to take one move to take care of your queen because it's been attacked. So we'll move it over here to C3 in order to provide safety for the queen and also, just in case, to defend these pawns, so that Black can't capture them } { [%cal Gc3c2,Gd4c2] } 12... Rg8 { Black usually starts caring about their Rook, which is a crucial error because after Rook to G8 and actually after any other move of black as well, we're gonna go Bg5 and trap the Black queen. } 13. Bg5 { The Black queen is trapped. } { [%cal Gd6e8,Gf7d8] } *