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LEGAL TRAP

Legal’s Trap also known as Legal’s Mate often arises in shown or similar positions. In this example it works like an opening trap for Philidor’s Defense. White pseudo-sacrifices the queen and mates by 3 minor pieces.The trap is named after Sire de Légal (1702-1792) who was a French player, or Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924), who …

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Colin Kaepernick, Rachel Hill…GM Viktor Kupreichik & The Man Who Defied Hitler!

if you are a fan of history, and browse the same obscure corners of the internet that I do then you would have surely read the backstory to the following photograph. Perhaps, like me, you may have even seen it as part of a political post on Facebook, or other social media platforms as a …

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