Some traps in the Sicilian game

This post shows some of the traps in the Sicilian opening and may be useful by itself, but the main purpose of this post is to give a demonstration of the possibilities of publishing chess games on a blogspot site.

Update April 2010
The method stopped working and the post has been replaced by some images taken from a screendump from the original post.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 ( 2...Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.e5 Nd5 7.Bd2 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bf8 9.Bd3 d6 10.Qe2 Nd7?? 11.Nxe6 Qb6 12.Nc7+ 1-0 )( 2...e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Nd2 d5 7.e5 Nfd7 8.f4 Nc6 9.c3 g5? 10.Nxe6 fxe6 11.Qh5+ Ke7 12.f5 Nf6? {makes it even worse} 13.Bc5+ 1-0) 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 (4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 e6 6.Bc4 Qc7 7.O-O Nf6 8.Qe2 Ng4 {Black sets a trap. This is not a good move, but if White continues with} 9.Bb3?? {the game is over and out} 9...Nd4 0-1 ) 4...e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 b5?! 8.O-O Bb7 9.Re1 d6 10.a4 b4? 11.Nd5 exd5 12.Nxc6 dxe4?! 13.Bxe4 Ne7 14.Qf3 f5 15.Bd5 1-0

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 ( 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nf6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.e5 Nxe5? 8.Nxe5 dxe5? ( 8...e6 {is not without problems, but at least better} ) 9.Bxf7+ 1-0 ) 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 ( 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.O-O Be7 9.Qf3 Bd7? 10.e5 dxe5 11.Nxe6 e4 ( 11...Bxe6 12.Qxa8 {is probably best} ) 12.Nxg7+ Kf8 13.Nxe4 Bc6 14.Bh6 Bxe4 15.Nh5+ 1-0 ) ( 6.g3 b5 7.Bg2 Bb7 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Re1 e6 10.e5 Bxg2 11.exf6 Bb7 12.fxg7 Bxg7 13.Nf5 Bf8? 14.Rxe6+ 1-0 ) 6...e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O b5 10.Bd3 Bb7 11.Rhe1 h6 12.Qh3 O-O-O 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Nd5 Qa5? {may be at nice move at first sight, but look what happens to the queen} 15.Nb3! Qxe1 ( 15...Qa4 {can not be played because of} 16.Nb6+ ) ( {and} 15...Qxa2 {meets} 16.Nc3 ) 16.Rxe1 1-0

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.h4 Bg7 7.Be2 O-O 8.h5 Nbd7 9.hxg6 hxg6 10.Bh6 Bxh6 11.Rxh6 Kg7?! 12.Qd2 Rh8?? {mate in 6} 13.Nf5+ Kg8 14.Rxh8+ Kxh8 15.Qh6+ Kg8 16.Qg7%23 1-0