2 Best Chess Opening Traps for 2023 | Tricks to Win More Games

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GM Igor Smirnov has analyzed all the feedback that he got from his students (that includes you) and picked up 2 most powerful chess ideas of 2022; those ideas that brought you (and other students) the most victories!

So, in this video lesson GM Igor Smirnov presents to you the 2 powerful chess opening traps (2 killer ideas) that will help you win a lot of games easily in 2023, even against stronger opponents.

The first idea is an improved version of the Scholar’s Mate; a Scholar’s Mate that works against anyone! And second, an improved version of the Fried Liver Attack.

► Chapters

00:00 2 Traps/Ideas to Win More Games in 2023
00:30 1) Improved version of Scholar’s Mate
00:59 Scholar’s mate to beat advanced players
03:08 2) Improved version of Fried Liver Attack
05:25 Key intermediate move before Nxf7
08:03 If Black doesn’t take Nxd5 and plays Na5

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  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 2 Traps/Ideas to Win More Games in 2023

    00:30 1) Improved version of Scholar's Mate

    00:59 Scholar's mate to beat advanced players

    03:08 2) Improved version of Fried Liver Attack

    05:25 Key intermediate move before Nxf7

    08:03 If Black doesn't take Nxd5 and plays Na5

  2. Hey Igor Hans Niemann recently was talking about his opening preparation and one of the things that that he's using to win is transposition just wondering if you could do a few videos showing E4 transpositions? That lead to checkmate fast

  3. I would like to thank you. You have made me so much better!! My rating has skyrocketed since I started watching your videos!

  4. My chess growth has exponentially increased because of these tutorials. I hope 2023 will be great for you.

  5. Success rate with any of these traps is probably below 15% at 1200 rating and up. 😅

  6. What if your opponent plays b e7 instead of pawn to h 6?

  7. Wish you a very happy Christmas and new year Igor. 😃

  8. First trick fails at 1:38 as opponent will take horse with the help of queen

  9. 2:20 he can save king with the help of pawn video is not helpful at all this moves will help if you are playing with blind man

  10. Igor, happy new year,. Your site is the best for me, and also for my two cats.

  11. Happy new year mr Igor Smirnov really you are Amazing you are great teacher,,my respect to you from Sudan

  12. Igor!!! Love your stuff.. Your an excellent teacher, and I have improved greatly since watching you.. HAPPY NEW YEAR… THANKS!!!!! 🙏 🙏

  13. Me barely knowing chess definitely thinking about capturing knight at the end as he explains why that’s stupid. lmao

  14. These gambit are so strong! The tactics on f7 square are so dangerous

  15. Sorry to say but all these traps works only if black takes on d4 while most of the players don’t take they simply develop and whites will be in losing position soon . These traps might work with someone under 400

  16. Igor, what happens in the Scholars checkmate instead of h6, the opponent plays f6?

  17. Happy New Year to you Igor! Thank you for all your videos! they helped me a lot ❤

  18. Bro, chess is already a thousand years old. What are you talking about "in 2023"? 🤣

  19. Hi Igor. I appreciate you for the fact that u have made my skills get better. But about that scotch game opening where the night jumps to G5 preparing to take the pawn at f7, most opponents usually respond with pawn f7 to f6. I have lost in may of that opening 😂

  20. Yes Igor Happy New Year coming friend, it's 1.5hrs away for me

  21. Dear Igor,
    The study books are in which format? is it book? Vedio ? How to get it? I am from Tanzania. Kindly convey. I watch all ur vedios. In the picture the training looks like a book.

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