Most Common Chess Opening MISTAKE | Key Tactical Pattern

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the most common chess opening mistake ever. This opening error has been played in more than 2.4 millions of chess games!

You will learn how to avoid making this opening mistake yourself and how to punish your opponents when they make this most common opening mistake.

It happens in one of the most common chess opening positions after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4. It also happens in other openings – therefore, you simply have to remember this key, common tactical pattern to punish this blunder!

► Chapters

00:00 Most common chess opening mistake EVER!
00:29 This mistake happened in 2.4M+ games
02:10 Winning position for Black
03:23 If White plays 6.Bb5 instead of 6.Bxd5
05:36 If White plays 5.Bxf7+ instead of 5.Nxe4
08:39 White’s best response
09:44 Same tactical pattern for White
10:10 Tricky move 3.Be2, setting the trap

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  1. Well, I tried it and I got so lost, that I lost all the pieces 😀

  2. If I was playing this line, after Black's Nxe4, I as White would just play 0-0, allowing Nxc3, dxc3. White gives up a pawn for a lead in development.

  3. Right when I got off this video, I played the bishop e2 move and my opponent had no clue how to deal with the fork. He sacked his bishop then immediately resigned after blundering his knight on the next move. I'm impressed how easy it was to implement that trap. My opponent didn't immediately move his bishop to c5, so it was a delayed trap, but it was still effective with both his knights developed. Going to have to look at variations though if I play against someone who doesn't move their bishop there since I did get sorta worried that they wouldn't fall into the trap.

  4. When you play Bb5 to pin the knight my opp. just plays the a pawn, I move back, the play the next pawn… any advice?

  5. The problem with these videos is that this guy is a gm and doesn't consider the opponent playing the most obvious or dumb moves to counter your pins or whatever and it is something that we chess noobs rated lower than let's say 1000 face all the time instead of these positions shown in these videos

  6. I dont understand people who rush queen or bishop in first moves i just defend it and they have to go back and waste moves bruh

  7. Out of spite I would play the Halloween Gambit 🙂

  8. 5:22 – small remark: the Qeen not trapped /after f3 – by the black/, but game lost: Bxf3, another move: Rxf3, e4xf3 and so on. Till now from all videos which I have seen, your videos for the learning of chess are the best.

  9. Wow… It's good to know this kind of traps. It totally works!

  10. Italia, Prancis, Jerman, dll banyak negara Eropa yang mengalami kekeringan, sungai-sungai banyak yg mengering, tinggal dikit airnya

  11. Went above 900, fell to 600, went to 800 🙁

  12. i like it. thank you. at the minute 2:29 after black queen to d5, why is not good move white queen to e2?

  13. One of the most concise and useful chess tips. Thanks

  14. I literally just watched a video on the fried liver technique and how good it is. Then this video pops up explaining how wrong and bad it is lmao.

  15. Can anyone plz tell me, 1500 elo in 10+5 format (lichess) is good ?

  16. The way you explain it. It looks like a peice of cake but when i actually play with someone they always move something unexpected and i end up losing. I know i am dumb and stupid but still i wanna win every game mannn

  17. I recently found this channel. Really like your videos. Thanks.

  18. I played this at a chess tournament and my opponent played bishop takes f7 id that any good?

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