Carlsen’s Opinion on my “BEST Opening Against 1.e4” 😂

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🔹 The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 – Every Move is a Trap! –

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 5 fastest checkmate traps in the Rousseau Gambit. The Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit opening is very tricky and comes with a lot of deadly traps. It is very easy for White to make fatal mistakes and lose the game in the opening stage.

Even advanced-level players struggle to find the best moves in these variations and fall for the traps, as you can see in one of the examples in this video.

► Chapters

00:00 Top 5 Fastest Checkmates in the Rousseau Gambit
00:09 Magnus Carlsen’s opinion on the Rousseau Gambit
01:33 Trap-1:White’s kingside destroyed
03:58 Trap-2: If White plays 5.Qe2
05:16 Trap-3: If White doesn’t play 4.exf5
07:41 Trap-4: White’s correct response 4.d4
09:20 Even 2500 rated players get trapped!
10:30 Trap-5: Greek gift sacrifice for the win!

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  1. "They were 2500, pretty good players"
    I have exited the chat.

  2. this is madness not a conversation. but the opening is ok – i guess. if u study this shit deep enough u can even hold draw.

  3. But what about after …e4 he just goes Nd4,N×d4;Qh5+ ? I always run into a world of hurt after that

  4. been looking for a gambit like this. Scandi looks like child's play compared to the venom in this attack.

  5. Igor, why don’t you talk about 5.Nd4 in any of your Rousseau videos? Very important because taking for black is actually a blunder.

  6. Ng1?? If I'm white I think move my knight to Nd4 then if black take my Knight I have check on h6 square

  7. Hi, can I play this gambit against the rui lopez opening ? Thanks

  8. Love playing the Rous. Against d3 I follow the stockfish line of bb4+ and then immediately retreating to e7. And then playing it like a reverse QGD. I’ve been facing it a signficant ammount so any interesting lines?

  9. Actually white can go Nd4 after e4 push, have a look at this line

  10. I was just playing this opening with my brother to test my memory of the lines. He went Bb3 instead of Bb5, and I followed with the Qg5 plan. Is that how you would have played in this position, and what would be the logical continuation?

  11. This kind of clickbait is leagues above gothamchess even

  12. I really like to hear GM Igor whenever he says “It’s time for your opponent to resign.” It boosts my confidence as a novice. 😂

  13. I started to play this game winning easely, but the only trouble is about the White play ND4 at 4:26

  14. eh…horsey to d4 and you are toasted…if you take with your horsey, queen will do the damage

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