Mortimer Trap

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 in |

In this lesson I will show you the Mortimer trap, also known as the Mortimer Variation of the Berlin Defense.
The next lesson is about the Immortal Game, but you may also be interested in the previous lesson about the Kieninger Trap.

Original 6 Responses to “Mortimer Trap”

  1. Michael Goeller
    October 10th, 2009 at 2:33 am
    I have written about The Mortimer Trap on my blog (or go direct to the analysis page).
  2. Chess Teacher
    October 10th, 2009 at 8:46 am
    Nice addition
    I’ll see that you describe the variation with 6…d6 7.e5?!
  3. Anonymous
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:45 am
    Odd, are you sure it’s really a hook with the knight? what if the “hooked” white knight moves to d6?
  4. Chess Teacher
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    After 8.Nxd6+ the game probably continues with 8…Qxd6 9.Bb3 Ng6 which is even better for Black
  5. Davey
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    After 6… Nc4 why are people ignoring the move Ng6! e5 Nd5 Ba4 b5. Also in lines where white doesnt play Nxe5 Ng6 is key for black defending e5 and covering f4 and letting the dark squared bishop into the game.
  6. Chess Teacher
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    I think that the mentioned variation shows Black’s advantage more clearly than variations like 7.e5 Nd5 8.Nd6+ Bxd6 9.exd6 cxb5 10.Qf3 (after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Ne7 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Nc4 Ng6) but I agree that 6…Ng6! is just as good as 6…c6!.

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