Powerful Chess Opening Against the Sicilian Defense | Tricky Wing Gambit

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a powerful chess opening for White against the Sicilian Defense. The usual response against the Sicilian Defense with 2.Nf3 leads to very complicated lines involving a lot of theories. That’s why you can play the offbeat variation known as the Wing Gambit, which happens after 1.e4 c5 2.b4.

In chess, Wing Gambit is a generic name given to openings in which White plays an early b4, deflecting the opponent’s pawn or bishop from c5 so as to regain control of d4, an important central square.

This tricky gambit comes with a lot of deadly traps for White. And in almost all the lines White has quick development and an early, powerful attack against the Black’s king.

► Chapters

00:00 Powerful Chess Opening Against the Sicilian Defense
00:18 Wing Gambit Against the Sicilian Defense
01:04 Advantages of the Wing Gambit for White
02:08 Mainline: If Black plays 3…d5
06:07 Line-2: Nasty trap if Black plays 3…Nc6
07:45 Line-3: If Black plays 3…e6
11:35 Can you find the mate in 5?
12:29 Line-4: If Black declines the gambit
14:16 Line-5: Best response for Black
17:41 Similarity with Portsmouth Gambit

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  1. I played Sicilian today in otb tournament and my opponent played this opening… I wish i saw this earlier

  2. Had a few try this against me, non successful so far

  3. The problem is when I play other 800s, no one uses the sicilian.

  4. Igor: Great, as always!!! (And I just love the shots with your kitty in the background.)

  5. Thx GM Igor. Definitely, it a surprise for black players

  6. I've been about a 750. Now I've started noticing opportunities to pin pieces and I think when I do it my opponent is almost defeated when I do it because it's somewhat "advanced" pinning is so sick though! Cheers.

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