In online blitz and bullet, I often encounter Black trying to get an edge on the clock by premoving 1 .. g6 and 2 .. Bg7. A devious way to deal with this as White is to play 2. Bh6??, winning at least a rook if Black commits to their premoves.

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1. d4 g6 2. Bh6 Bg7 3. Bxg7

Does this trick/trap/strategy of White have a common name?

  • I have used this many times? It got the inspiration from Aman Hambleton. +1! – fartgeek Feb 7 at 23:37
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    When we're talking about traps based on premoves that go horribly wrong if the opponent didn't premove, I think we're no longer talking about chess. – Alexander Woo Feb 8 at 1:02
  • I don't disagree with these comments, but I also don't see how they help improve the question. – firtydank Feb 8 at 9:08
  • Note that you can "premove" in postal chess, and the "trap" was known even then. Even worse, White knows Black plays these moves. (Sorry, no reference available.) – Hauke Reddmann Feb 14 at 12:13

In online chess, this is commonly referred to as the 'Lefong' inspired by FM Lefong Hua of Canada. Here is a clip with Magnus referencing it.

  • Big fan of Lefong (and his cat Benoni) and can't think of a better tribute! +1 – firtydank Feb 14 at 16:18

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