TRICKY Chess Gambit for Black Against 1.d4 [Crush the London System Too!]

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🔹 TRICKY Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4 [Unstoppable Attack] –

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If you are an aggressive chess player but not sure how to deal with the White’s first move 1.d4, when your opponents try to play the Queen’s Gambit or the London System, this video lesson is right for you!

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you an unusual and tricky chess opening gambit called the Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit from the Englund Gambit, which happens after the moves 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6. Your first move 1…e5 stops 2.Bf4, therefore your opponents cannot play the London System anymore.

Watch the full video lesson as Igor presents to you the main opening setup for Black, common middlegame plan, and how to execute those plans in different variations. You will also learn what to do when your opponents do not accept the gambit and play some deviating variations.

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4
00:14 Englund Gambit: Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit
01:02 Black’s main plan in this gambit opening
01:44 1) Tricky trap wins the White queen
02:16 2) If White covers their queen with Bd2
03:56 3) If White plays h3
04:59 4) If White plays early Bg5
06:28 5) If White tries to castle queenside
07:20 Nasty queen sacrifice leads to checkmate
08:28 6) If White plays g3 and Bg2
10:10 7) If White plays Bb5 pinning the knight
12:01 8) If White plays h3 before castling
13:46 9) If White plays 2.d5 (instead of 2.dxe5)
14:42 10) If White does not play 3.exd6
16:35 11) If White plays 3.Bf4 (for advanced players)
17:38 12) If White plays 2.c4
18:28 Key chess positional rule

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  1. Just because white plays d4 doesn't mean he is continuing with the London.
    So black sacking a pawn right away on the possibility he wanted to play the London is hope chess

  2. Hey, the King can move to save himself.

  3. I now only play this for black and i am around 1400. This englund setup was the only time i almost won at this 2000 18yrd kid on OTB at my club ahah
    Thanks for this second video about it! will study it now

    Edit: My god… what an insade vid ahahah i commented before watching all of this…. what a master piece

  4. This gambit has been working really well for me (around 1500 level). It pulls people out of their opening knowledge and gives so many good attacking lines, they generally don't seem to be able to figure out a good response. Please keep the great content coming GM Smirnov!

  5. Most d4 players will have a response to the Englund Gambit because you see it so often, this includes never taking the pawn on d6.

  6. IT WORKED!!!! I beat my FIRST opponent in just 16 moves, and OUT OF (MY) BOOK and into a sideline quick, but this GORGEOUS formation was ready to give me the tools I needed even if the "standard" 0-0-0 was a mistake in THIS game. sticking to the plan ended up working!
    1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 d6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. exd6 Bxd6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. g4 Bg6 8. Bg5 f6 9. Bh4 Qe7 10. Nd5 Qe6 11. Nd4 Nxd4 12. Qxd4 O-O-O 13. Qxa7 Qxd5 14. e3 Bc5 15. Bd3 Bxa7 16. O-O-O Qxa2 0-1

    I've been looking for EXACTLY this opening, I think, for decades! I just wish MORE people played 1.d4 now! HAHAHAHAHA!!! Thanks again! You solved a problem I and everyone I asked put together couldn't answer. I think the HC looks BETTER than the Englund "main line" myself. open D&E files? CHECK, bishop pair lined up on 0-0? CHECK!, SERIOUS lead in development? CHECK… a few juicy traps and discoveries too? CHECK & MATE!

  7. @9:40 after black Qxh4, doesn't f4 neutralizes blacks attack with white being exchange up?

  8. We need one more line, if they play d5 (line 9) but as 2nd move protect the pawn with e4 instead of c4.

  9. I just won a game with this gambit! Thank you for the tips! My opponent played h3 early on, so I had to develop my bishop to f5 instead of g4. Nevertheless, black was still able to get a lead in development, which gave me more tactical opportunities. White never castled and eventually weakened the b4-e1 diagonal too much that I was able to take advantage of it and force a win.

  10. Playing blitz with players between 1600-1700 elo on lichess and experienced line 10) at least 10 times so decided to stop playing it on blitz, only for bullet now haha

  11. In a game with a 1800 and something, like me, I've got the following position where I think white is really better and I won the endgame only because my opponent made a big blunder but the endgame was lost for me.
    1. d4, e5; 2. dxe5, d6; 3. Nf3, Bg4; 4. Bg5, Qd7; 5. Nc3, Nc6; 6. exd6, Bxd6; 7. Nb5

  12. okay, you’ve convinced me to ditch the hippo 😂

  13. 1:41 white should move Knight to d4 checking the queen and if queen pushes up that would be a deadly mistake because the knight would just move to c2 checking the king and forking the queen i would think moving the queen first to d2 would be better because you wouldnt lose the tempo

  14. I love the Danish gambit, and now I have another 2-pawn sacrificing gambit. Thank you!

  15. Thanks a lot for your video! I was wondering what to do when in the first variation after Nc6 White goes after the Bd6 with Nb5?

  16. Igor your coverage and explanation is superb Thanks

  17. Igor, this was GREAT. I have been looking for something to play against 1d4, because I am a Sicilian player, so I always struggle against d4. THANKS! I can't wait to try this out on Lichess

  18. But the Englund gambit is considered unsound, am I wrong?

  19. you guys realize that if White's 2nd move is C3 it's very easy for them to stay in the London, right? I mean a London player is not just going to abandon the entire opening if they don't have to

  20. There needs to be a double thumbs up button. I really love your concise and clear explanations of the positions. You have a new subscriber and I will be checking out your threads account too.

  21. excelente Maestro IGOR SMIRNOV, me gustaría que me enseñaran la apertura con blancas saliendo con Nf3 GRACIAS quedo atento y como siempre aprendiendo de su Maestría en el juego de ajedrez .

  22. Just saw it today and I tried it. This is the first time a trick worked perfectly

  23. Your games are high risk involving, one moment it can destroy back.

  24. That's a great idea to prevent the London system .

  25. Igor , I won a lot of games with the help of your lessons ❤ , thanks our great coach .

  26. You answered all the what if questions here ❤

  27. Really great and so many possible positions covered! For me best response to 1.d4 😊

  28. This theory heavily depends upon white taking initial two pawns.

  29. What will the next move when king didnt takes Kxh2????

  30. great stuff Igor

    But how would you react on:

    1. d4 e5
    2. xe5 d6
    3. xd6 Bishxd6
    4. Knf3 Knc6
    5. Knc3 Bishg4
    6. Bishg5 f6
    7. Bishh4 Qe7
    8. Knb5 – ?

  31. You don't show all crucial lines, some of them are lost for black because You skip better crushing moves for white. Thats this opening doesn't make sense and its not good as You present. Very poor quality as GM

  32. I think you should state that 3.exd6 is not White's best move. After a developing move like 3.Nf3 or 3.Bf4 White is just up a pawn.

  33. Thankyou for this Please make a video on how to play against English

  34. Hello, love this video, do you have PGN available? Many thanks

  35. What if white after c6 white plays f4?

  36. I tried all systems against d4 i could find and this one works best for me.

  37. So, are blackburne-hartlaub gambit and hartlaub-charlick gambit the same???

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