The BEST Chess Opening TRAP Against 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will be sharing with you how you can win the majority of your games when you are playing Black. This happens after the White’s first move 1.e4, which is the most-commonly played opening move.

The opening variation I’m showing in this video happens in the Two Knights Defense, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. And when your opponent tries to attack you with 4.Ng5, you can set a really tricky trap by playing 4…Nxe4, which is called the Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit.

It may seem like you are just giving away the game, because White can grab your knight with 5.Nxe4, or play 5.Nxf7 delivering a fork, or take the f7-pawn with their bishop giving a check to your king.

BUT, White loses in almost all of the lines when they play the most natural moves in this trap. Most of your opponents are probably unaware of this trap and this gives you a great edge over them!

► Chapters

00:00 Win as Black against 1.e4
00:21 Two Knights Defense
00:39 Weird trap?!
02:13 Do you the name of this gambit?
02:58 Evil laugh, crazy sacrifice!
04:48 Recap of the line
06:36 White’s most common reply
08:13 Final line: Bxf7+
10:25 Novelty move
11:23 Black destroys White 

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  1. Excellent way to turn the tables on those who want to fry your liver!

  2. Stop sharing my secret weapons! 😛 jk
    Also, just a note to most people that this line has multiple refutations, so non-serious play only with this one.

  3. Easy to win with black when white plays only bad moves that You suggest. Not a very good video (unless Your rating is 1200)

  4. Hi Igor, nice to know this trap… perhaps you could balance your traps videos with refutations to avoid painful losses? Just a suggestion. Thanks.

  5. This is really interesting! I normally play the Stafford Gambit but this has some serious venom for black too, which I like. I hate defending 🙂

  6. Most of the time you upload videos of chess traps. I really like it.

  7. Most of the YouTubers, show black burne shilling gambit against Italian Opening. It's very very common now a days. But, this strategy is Superb 👍 against Italian Opening. Hope to see more strategies and tactics like this from you Sir. Thanks a lot 😀🙏

  8. my goodness you are a dangerous man Igor …lol

  9. thanks smirnov, this is the best opening i have ever seen love you as a coach!!!!

  10. I think I'm going to watch this video about 100 times. Playing bullet as Black, it's always been one of my main defensive priorities to prevent the bishop/knight attack on e7. Now I have some better ideas.

  11. NOTE: If you know your opponent playing black will go for this line, after 4. … Nxe4 5. Bxf7 is clearly winning for White! 5. … Ke7 is forced. 6. Nxe5?? is a blunder! Play 6.d4!! and white gets a clear advantage where Black's best try is 6. … h6, NOW you take on e4. 7. Nxe4 Kxf7 8. d5 Nd4 9. c3 Qh4 10.Ng3 Nb5 11 0-0 +- (+4.92 Stockfish 13 at depth 51! White is down a pawn in material, but the advantage is almost a Rook even if Black finds 11. … Nd6, Blacks best continuation!!!). If you are playing Black, 4. … d5 is still the best and only real defense. 4. … Nxe4? is "Hope Chess". i.e. I HOPE my opponent doesn't know what to do…

  12. Igor come on, please don't ignore the comments asking about 6.d4 you know how good of a move that is for white so why not tell people?

  13. Thank you sir…great novel trap…very useful in blitz and bullet!!!!!?

  14. <merfthewise> Chess: I always know how I lost but very rarely know how I won.

  15. Wow, I gave up on 1.e4 e5, moving on to the Scandinavian Defense. It really didn't help my black game. So now, I will return e5, equipped with this new found knowledge. Thank you for the excellent video!

  16. I never knew this moves are available for black! Gracias señor Smirnov!!

  17. wow .. this trap never seen bevor…. yervy nice and thx!!!!!

  18. You forgot to show the correct line for White!!

  19. Wow! Thanks for this incredibly informative video!

  20. Can you offer some good moves to strike back the QUEEN's GAMBIT ?

  21. After 1. e4, e5 2. Bc4, Nc6 3. Nf3, Nf6 4. Ng5, Nxe4

    5. Bxf7+, Ke7 6. d3, Nf6 (NxN loses to Bg5+) 6. Bb3, …

    it looks like, even with best play, Black will have a tough time holding on.

  22. nicely done. I'll give it a try and report back…

  23. So what explains the lack of this in GM play?

  24. Wow!!!!!!!, great trap my friend. i have already memorized. Excellent tutorial.👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

  25. Thanks, opponents have attempted this move, I learned how to defend it. But I never tried it.

  26. I love your videos and tactics, just wish I could recall them when I need them.

  27. OK, ok – that surprised me – and it is beautiful.

  28. This is great. When I am white, I often attack on E7 with knight/bishop combo but I think I've been ambushed by these tactics a time or two as white. This is one of first videos on your channel I've seen, and great advice for black, but what advice do you have for white in trying to attack E7?

  29. (3:58) – Block with Qe2 : If blocking with queen instead of bishop, then take queen with knight. Can't take with King, so if recapture with bishop, QxRh1- Mate. If other move, can move knight for check again or something else if queen is threatened…

  30. Really interesting, but I'd like a bit more on the Bxf7+ variation before I play this line with any confidence, because Qf3 looks pretty deadly to me – black K explosed and 3 attacking white pieces.

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