1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. d4 b5 6. Bb3 Nxd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8.
Qxd4 c5 *
The Noah’s Ark Trap is a Chess opening trap primarily found in the Ruy Lopez opening. This trap isn’t a singular trap, but rather a family of traps.
Noah’s Ark Trap is not just one opening trap. The name is used for a lot of openings in which the white bishop is trapped on b3 by black pawns. Most of the games that contain this trap can be found in the Ruy Lopez.
We will show examples of Noah’s Ark Trap from different openings.
This first example is a game between Endre Steiner and the great Jose Raul Capablanca.
I hope this guide on Noah’s Ark Trap helped you. If you want to learn more Chess Traps like this, you may also want to read the guide on the Halosar Trap or the Lasker Trap.