The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 | TRAPPIEST Gambit for Black

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🔹The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 – Every Move is a Trap! –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov talks about the most trickiest and trappiest chess opening gambit for Black against 1.e4. It is the Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) from the Italian Game (Giuoco Piano), which happens after the opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit has a lot of tricks and traps along the way which helps Black to win within just 10 moves in these lines. GM Igor Smirnov also answers the most common questions asked by the students, walks through the most common responses of White, and shows you how to punish them.

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00:00 Rousseau Gambit for Black
00:28 General ideas for Black, why 3…f5
02:11 1) If White plays 4.Nc3
02:39 2) If White plays 4.Bxg8
05:52 3) If White plays 4.exf5
09:37 How to find the best moves in any position?
09:57 4) If White plays 4.d3
13:23 Quiz for you: Can you find the best move?

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160 Comments

  1. 14:00 h4, queen takes, g3, then you have an escape square for the queen

  2. You are my go-to, thank you for all your content, Igor. Would you mind letting us know if some of these traps work best for blitz games or longer timed games? My son and I play an OTB game where typically each of us make a move once a day when we have the chance. I thought it would be nice to distinguish which traps work best depending on which time limit that you choose. Maybe too much to ask, but I thought if you mention that the trap in your videos works best in a blitz, bullet, or longer timed games might be helpful. Thanks so much.

  3. I Guarantee that most players will attack the F8 knight on F6. They can't help themselves, so you have to take that into account ALWAYS. Haha.

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