5 Killer Chess Tricks to WIN FAST in the King’s Gambit

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you 5 killer chess tricks to win fast in the King’s Gambit, which is one of the most aggressive chess openings for White after 1.e4 e5, where White plays 2.f4. It works tremendously well for blitz games.

The main advantages of the King’s Gambit are that it’s very aggressive and is full of traps. Most of your opponents are unfamiliar with these opening variations and therefore it gives you a great edge in the opening stage.

Watch the full video lesson and learn how to launch a quick attack against the Black’s king in different variations of the King’s Gambit, including the King’s Gambit Accepted, King’s Gambit Declined, the Fischer Defense, and many more.

► Chapters

00:00 King’s Gambit, Aggressive Chess Opening
00:30 Main Idea for White in the King’s Gambit
01:05 1) 2…exf4, King’s Gambit Accepted
02:46 2) 2…d6, King’s Gambit Declined
05:11 3) 3…g5, King’s Gambit Accepted
08:21 4) 3…d6, Fischer Defense in King’s Gambit Accepted
10:14 Surprising tactical blow
11:03 5) 3…Nc6, MacLeod Defense in King’s Gambit Accepted

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  1. if i could like this video more than once

  2. ► Chapters

    00:00 King's Gambit, Aggressive Chess Opening

    00:30 Main Idea for White in the King's Gambit

    01:05 1) 2…exf4, King's Gambit Accepted

    02:46 2) 2…d6, King's Gambit Declined

    05:11 3) 3…g5, King's Gambit Accepted

    08:21 4) 3…d6, Fischer Defense in King's Gambit Accepted

    10:14 Surprising tactical blow

    11:03 5) 3…Nc6, MacLeod Defense in King's Gambit Accepted

  3. Igor please do some more videos on games of great players like Fischer, Kasparrov, Tal, Morphy in Openings like the Kings Gambit or Ruy Lopez please 🙏 😀 😉

  4. watched the video let's now play a game with king gambit

  5. This is exactly what I needed for my kings gambit arsenal

  6. I used the King's Gambit to gain a few hundred ratings points, but find it no longer works at my current level. Funny how certain opening tricks and traps work at specific Elo bands. Always entertaining content, of course, by GM Smirnov.

  7. 05:15: "Black needs to accept the gambit". Wrong! Black can destroy White with the Falkbeer Counter Gambit! Igor: You did make a video about it, remember? It actually works! The last game, when my opponent tried the Kings Gambit on myself, lasted 7 moves till checkmate. Thanks for that other video, but 2… d5 should definitely be mentioned here as well as an answer to the Kings Gambit. More than 40 years ago, when I was a kid, my opponent found out about it within days of me playing the Kings Gambit myself. We were not in a chess club, there was no internet and we were both totally new in chess. So, I assume, these days, Kings Gambit players will encounter this also very soon – latest, when they want to cross the line from a 3 digit to a 4 digit rating.

  8. 1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Bg4 5. O-O Nd4 6. Bxf7 Kxf7 7. Ng5+ K anywhere 8. Qxg4 Nxc2 Is this not a problem?

  9. Saying you just checkmated them when they had moves confuses me? I'm almost done watching these videos.

  10. I think Igor took inspiration from my comment to one of his previous vids. Nice work, Quaade trap is real gem.


  12. Do you also find that it works many times when you suggest moves to your opponent?
    Like there is a trap if he moves b6. And I am like b6, b6, come on dude, it is a nice move, move to b6, b6 come on…
    And then he moves b6 and loses.
    Why does this work? 🙂

  13. hey guys pls hope me win in tournament chess. 11 hours more and tournament start

  14. If I played chess, I would certainly try this

  15. planning to play kings gambit for now on i used queens gambit from 500-800 nice opening

  16. Wow! I have newer Darenth to Play Kings Gambit, but now You have showed me soo beautiful game for white! Thank a lot Igor! 😊👍♟

  17. Your channel is very interesting and inspiring, but you're dismissing alternative lines so quickly. For example, at 07:08, after 9. … Nh6 10. d4, Black can attack the knight through 10. … d6, and take it after White takes on h6. Then the queen can no longer take on f7.

    Or, at 07:30, after 9. … Be7 10. Nxf7, Black can give check with the bishop on h4. If the queen takes the bishop, the king can take the knight on f7.

  18. I need to study more often. This is a great video and I always watch before starting my work in the morning.

  19. It's if you made some videos what to do or avoid with all those traps.

  20. Question if your opponent comes out with white E7 and his next move is f4 how would you defend that opening and if he has black it's d7 and c4

  21. After look several time the italian stuff at 1000elo i crush !!!
    Give me the time to look this one….. ❤🎉

  22. what if the queen is moved and gives you check instead of taking the gambit

  23. What if black replay with strong D7-D5 ,D7-D6 actually looks weak for black

  24. There are 40K views and he says your opponent won't know about it 😂😂😂

  25. The only problem with these videos is we never get enough

  26. me: plays king’s gambit
    opponent: plays sicilian defense
    me: r e s i g n

  27. Do not use Kings Gambit for White
    It always loses
    Black plays P x P
    White Plays N-KB3
    Then Black plays B-K2

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  29. In my experience- never treat a KG (white) player with respect. They fear counter attacks; they hate to defend. On Lichess anonymous, many of them simply quit and run away when faced with the Falkbeer Counter Gambit. And if you play the Cunningham defense, only the (relatively) strongest ones survive for more than 28 moves. I am not a very strong player, and my opponents are usually also not too strong. Otherwise, things might have been different.

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