Destroy This Solid Chess Opening After 1.e4 as White

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In today’s video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will show you how to defeat one of the solid chess openings for Black, the French Defense. It is the Two Knights variation, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3.

While moving away from the mainline (2.d4), you will get your opponents out of their opening preparation and get ahead in the opening stage. Watch the video lesson and learn how to play against the most common responses; 3…dxe4, 3…Nf6, and 3…d4.

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► Chapters

00:00 Destroy the French Defense Chess Opening
00:11 Two Knights Variation, 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3
00:33 1) If Black plays 3…dxe4
01:39 If they don’t fall for the Bg5 queen trap
03:31 2) If Black plays 3…Nf6
03:45 3) If Black plays 3…d4
05:46 Puzzle of the day: Find the best move for White

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19 Comments

  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 Destroy the French Defense Chess Opening

    00:11 Two Knights Variation, 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3

    00:33 1) If Black plays 3…dxe4

    01:39 If they don't fall for the Bg5 queen trap

    03:31 2) If Black plays 3…Nf6

    03:45 3) If Black plays 3…d4

    05:46 Puzzle of the day: Find the best move for White

  2. Thank you, now I can finally destroy my opponent who plays solid >:D

  3. This variation of French is so fascinating! This is why I love Chess so much

  4. I guess the move is Rxb4 when pawn takes back you capture the rook when queen takes ,ou capture on c6 to firk the rook anyways

  5. 5:56 Rxb4!!! If black takes back with his pawn, your queen will capture his rook on a8. If black tries to capture with his queen, it will lose the defender of c6 square and you will play Qxc6+ forking the king and the rook and your position is crushing!

  6. 9. Rxb4 axb4 10. Qxa8 … White is up a bishop and infiltrating with the queen
    Black calculated this and tries to avoid this variation, by capturing with 9…Qxb4 instead, but this move loses to 10. Qxc6+, forking the king and rook in the corner.

  7. 5:38 what if …Bxd2+ —- Qxb1?

    Never mind. White can take back with knight, defending the rook.

  8. It is very sad that as a GM you misleading people with such hyped-up titles. People play all their life and still cannot find a line to equalize and you make people believe that in 6 minute they can learn to destroy someone after a solid chess opening like 1.e4?? Please be honest and find alternate ways to increase your viewership on Youtube.

  9. So, what if black pushes the pawn forward further at 04:15 ? vacate that highly-attacked square, gain a temp attacking the knight on e2… would that allow for something better?

  10. Move the bishop at c1 to a3.
    Is that the stronger move rather than putting the pawn at a3?

  11. Thank you. This channel really help me a lot in chess. Even the old videos that uploaded years ago are very useful.

  12. 5:52 with bishop sacrifice d2, Queen can capture Rook on b1 to compensate?

  13. Rxb4! If a5xb4 QxRa1 and white has won a bishop. If Qxb4, then Qxc6+ and afterwards QxRa1

  14. Love the French. Really great vid mate 🙂

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