[Event "Why Beginners Should NOT Play This Opening: Scholar's Checkmate"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/c6XS7PHS/qnsbyHHT"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2023.08.23"] [UTCTime "23:55:17"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C23"] [Opening "Bishop's Opening"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/Juggernaunt"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/c6XS7PHS/qnsbyHHT"] [Orientation "black"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Qf3 { White is threatening checkmate on f7. This is the "famous and popular" Scholar's Checkmate. Almost 6M players have tried this cheap trap. } { [%csl Rf7][%cal Yf3f7,Yc4f7] } 3... f5!? { A very interesting approach not only to stop White's threat, but also to counterattack in the center and gain the initiative. } 4. Qxf5?? { This blunder is the most-played move. } 4... d5! { Black creates the double threat against the queen and the bishop. } { [%csl Rc4,Rf5][%cal Yd5c4,Yc8f5] } 5. Bxd5?? { Once again, the most popular move. And it is another blunder. White overlooked completely that his queen was being attacked. } 5... Bxf5 $19 { Winning the queen. } *