How to Play Against the Bishop’s Opening as Black [TRAPS Included]

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The Bishop’s Opening, which starts with the opening moves 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4, is a very powerful opening for White that comes with a lot of tricks and traps. One careless move by Black can be very costly.

That’s why in this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you how to play against the Bishop’s Opening as Black. Most importantly, you will also learn how NOT to play against it, what are the common traps and pitfalls that you should avoid, and how to restrict White’s attacking plans.

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β–Ί Chapters

00:00 Bishop’s Opening for Black
00:29 1: Do NOT play symmetric 2…Bc5
01:33 2: Do NOT play 2…Nf6
02:29 Correct response – 2…Nc6
04:12 White’s kingside attack with f4
06:02 How to deal with White’s attacks?
08:48 White’s correct response after Bb4
09:58 Do NOT make this mistake
11:17 Puzzle of the day: can you solve it?

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62 Comments

  1. β–Ί Chapters

    00:00 Bishop's Opening for Black

    00:29 1: Do NOT play symmetric 2…Bc5

    01:33 2: Do NOT play 2…Nf6

    02:29 Correct response – 2…Nc6

    04:12 White's kingside attack with f4

    06:02 How to deal with White's attacks?

    08:48 White's correct response after Bb4

    09:58 Do NOT make this mistake

    11:17 Puzzle of the day: can you solve it?

  2. Dear GM Igor,
    Please tell your viewers the name of your pet.
    Thank you.
    Regards,
    A Fellow Cat-lover. 🐈

  3. you forgot e5 qf6 bc5 noted to greco in his chess book force to Italian game lol

  4. 1:35 How is White better after Black's retreat 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nf6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nf3 Nxe4 5 Qxd4 Nf6 ?

    What is good about 3 d4 ? Nothing. So what is bad about 2 … Nf6 ?

  5. Please make a video about how to play against English opening as black….

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