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Is Légal’s reported “psychological trick” considered fair play or unacceptable conduct under FIDE rules?

According to the Wikipedia article on the Légal trap, in the match after which the trap is named, Légal employed a psychological trick to encourage his opponent to capture the queen, blundering mate: ...
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What is this trap in QGD?

I recently watched an Eric Rosen video where he showcased a trap in the QGD. I do not remember what the trap was called. Here are the moves. [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 ...
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Are there any opening traps that result in a windmill?

Are there any opening traps where your opponent can blunder into a windmill?
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