Top 5 Traps to WIN Fast in the Bishop’s Opening

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Bishop’s Opening, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4.

You will learn the traps for both White and Black sides. One of these traps has a higher probability of happening in practical games, as GM Igor Smirnov shows you the proof that it has about 87% win rate.

► Chapters

00:00 Top-5 Opening Traps in Bishop’s Opening
00:21 Trap-1: Race to Kingside Attack
04:33 Proof: 87% win rate
05:57 Trap-2: For Black
08:26 Trap-3: Black’s symmetric moves
10:12 Trap-4: Black plays 3…Nxe4
13:02 Trap-5: Sneaky 3.d3
15:40 Puzzle of the day

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  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 Top-5 Opening Traps in Bishop's Opening

    00:21 Trap-1: Race to Kingside Attack

    04:33 Proof: 87% win rate

    05:57 Trap-2: For Black

    08:26 Trap-3: Black's symmetric moves

    10:12 Trap-4: Black plays 3…Nxe4

    13:02 Trap-5: Sneaky 3.d3

    15:40 Puzzle of the day

  2. After watching your videos my elo has increased from 400 to 1300 . Thanks 👍.

  3. Nope, Nxe5 is a bad move, because then opponent can go Qa5, check and take the knight on next turn

  4. Black can delay by playing Be3. (First example).

  5. Bishop's opening is my favorite, grew up playing it. Thanks for the insight GM

  6. Trap 2-If oponent drap the pone D3 with quin than again bishop f2,king D1…Than more complicated position…I guess..

  7. 0:40 doesn't that allow the center fork trick? Wouldn't it make more sense to switch the move order to not allow that? eg. e3, Nc3 etc.?

  8. 4.30 LIKE better qh6 10.30 hector gambit 15.50 no dont take on e5 pawn backwards main reason to easy to take slow tempe down and also space time and force get messed. up o yea you forgot a nice move in bishop opening nd5!!!!!!!! its kinda like holloween gambit

  9. press like first and then watch the video… guaranteed perfection from Igor as usual.

  10. great real stuff for today reality !!!!!!!!!!

  11. No! Black plays Qa5+ winning the Knight on e5.

  12. Thank you sir, you have helped me alot imporove my game

  13. I think after QE5 you can't save the knight. It is very tempting though. But whenever my king is exposed on diagonals or has backrank issues I always double check any move for an incoming queen check/fork.

  14. I have always found your videos very helpful in my journey of chess. I have learned allot from your courses that I have purchased. The latest HOw to think like a grand master. Great.

  15. GM Igor what if after white moves to QH5 abd Black replies Pawn G6 what is the white's best move

  16. Are the examples from the lichess database?

  17. I'm confused in the first bit why wouldn't you give check as black with the Bishop instead of the Knight moving out the way

  18. Nxd5 is a bad move. Black can simply compensate with Qa5+ attacking the King and the undefended knight on d5.

  19. How can a pinned piece still protect a piece if it can't move? I lost a game like that smh

  20. Personal experience regarding traps is that most rarely work against other experienced players; simply play the person reactively.

  21. I'm almost playing this opening. I got 28 winning games in my 28 game. This is effective tactic. I love this opening.

  22. Thanks for this.

    Your analysis and videos will be the reason i shall finally be able to reach the ultimate goal in any chess career.

    To defeat my own father 🤣

  23. How do you get access to the lichess database that shows the % of moves played?

  24. Well it doesn't always work
    There's always a move that's different

  25. I've been trying to figure out why I'm so attracted to Igor's videos….I think his voice is so clear and understandable, I mean he doesn't say any unnecessary things…kinda hard to explain but I just love to hear him talk.

  26. >2 Bc4 really gets your opponent off his opening knowledge

    Are you kidding me. Every sub 1000 plays the italian every game

  27. This knight move immediately loses to Qa5+.

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