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Chess Traps- Fishing Pole

intermediate
thechesswebsite Traps Fishing pole Ruy lopez

The Fishing Pole is one of the hardest chess traps not to fall into. White has so many opportunities to hang himself and black simply waits to see if he takes the bait. If white never does bite, black can develop like normal, not giving up much ground in development. Black will still have a very good game.