Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Sturm Gambit Trap! (Bird’s Opening Theory) #Shorts

Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Sturm Gambit Trap! (Bird’s Opening Theory) #Shorts

Today we cover the Bird’s Opening, and specifically the Sturm Gambit. This is a chess opening line/chess opening variation of the Bird’s Opening in which we fight for the center of the board without using a center pawn. In the process, we offer black the opportunity to accept the gambit and simply go ahead a pawn. However, it is a much better idea for black to go into the declined variation as we are simply going to get that pawn back. And, if black tries to save the pawn? Well, this goes right into a chess opening trap that can help you win games fast, and this is exactly what we are going to cover in today’s video.

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5 Comments

  1. I exclusively play the birds opening and either play this gambit except queen check then take the pawn or transition into a grand prix attack

  2. I tried playing the Bird but oddly enough, most people play e6

  3. Oh this is something like old Benoni trap

  4. Hi, I'm a total noob I don't remember the names of the squares, would love if you kept the notations on the board. Also a lot of players reply with Kings Pawn and try to attack White king's open diagonal with Queen and Black bishop next

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