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

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🔹 Chess Opening: Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 | Traps and Ideas –

In this video lesson, we will explore an aggressive chess opening for Black against the White’s first move 1.d4. If you are playing 1.d4 yourself as White or if you are looking for an aggressive way to counter 1.d4 as Black, then you are going to love this!

GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the Englund Gambit, which happens after the first moves 1.d4 e5. Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.

This will be a surprise for your opponents who play 1.d4 looking for a more positional game with strategic ideas. In this video lesson, you will learn the Blackburne–Hartlaub Gambit, which happens after 2.dxe5 d6, aiming for quick development after 3.exd6 Bxd6.

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00:00 Aggressive Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4
00:21 Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5: Why?
01:49 2…d6 – Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
03:46 White loses their Queen: Can you find it?
04:34 Black’s Winning Attack on Kingside
07:06 Line-2: If White plays 6.Bg5
09:05 Tip: How to find Attacking Moves
09:50 Line-3: If White plays 3.Nf3, not 3.exd6
11:55 Thank you for your support!

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371 Comments

  1. I bet the guy who hacked you was nowhere near your rating Igor! Love your videos here in Canada

  2. Interesting but I doubt this gambit is sound, after d4, e5, dxe5 d6, Nf3 Nc6 white can play Bg5 and I don't see any compensation for black for the missing pawn. instead of 3. Nc6 black might consider Bg4 so after Bg5 a reasonable move is Qd7 but I still doubt black has enough for the pawn, white could consider playing g3 and bg2 later and his king looks safe.

  3. I really said to myself damn I'm gonna finally stop using the Englund gambit and play something better well can't say I'm not surprised when I actually watched the vid

  4. If White castles, we launch a discovered attack with the dark bishop, and the poor woman is ded

  5. your opening videos are incredibly helpful and have improved my ranking by over 600 points ! many thanks !

  6. Your voice creaks a lot, don't want to be offensive, just informative. Thank you for good chess content.

  7. After e5 ,i would go c4. Then nc3. Then maybe h4.

  8. Thank you so much for your informative videos 👍🏻

  9. I really like this idea. I usually find the Englund gambit easy to play against because everybody goes for the same one trick. Starting Englund but then going for something different would be much harder to play against!

  10. Really annoyed and saddened to hear some low life hacked your channel and caused you anguish and pain. Am very pleased to hear that episode is over. I hope they get what they deserve! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to produce brilliant video after video and help us improve our Chess. God bless you.

  11. Hi Igor. I just found this video and today, for the first time, I had the chance to try it out. Well, my opponent resigned with only 18 seconds gone on my clock! (He castled and I revealed an attack on the queen with a check, as you showed). Amazing 🙂 I've been playing for about 6 months now. Currently rated at just over 1300 and your videos are BY FAR the best I have found. You're a great teacher. Thanks a million and keep up the great work

  12. U just check when he castles nd u win the queen

  13. black could also play a reverse london against d4

  14. Much respect and thanks for the best chess lessons you share. Perfect for adult beginners like myself. Your videos allow me to win games without remembering opening names.

  15. What do you do after white moves white d4 then black moves e5 but instead of white taking moves the porn to d5 how do you proceed

  16. 😹I used to h8 playing with black, but rn I'm doing just fine, and dont sleep without watching two vids, and I always win 5+ of tens games I play with my friend at Res

  17. Great games. I am just a beginner in chess and your bloggs are of great help. However I am quite confused when before you finish one aspect you again infuse multiple variations. May I suggest you finish one variation then go to the next variation, perhaps beginners like me will be able to understand and learn the various variations. Thanks a lot.

  18. I'm 2 from 2 with this opening so far! Thanks a lot 😁

  19. I used this defense against a friend who always opens 1d4. He didn't know what he was doing, he just wanted to annoy me, because I hate 1d4. I followed your instructions and managed to check-mate him in less than 20 moves. After I played e5, he thought that the free pawn was a dirty trick and played d5 instead of taking the pawn, only to make things worse for white.

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  21. what do you do against Bg5 instead of Bf4???

  22. Is the bishop D6 variation is also a part of Englund gambit?

  23. If white castles kingside then bxh2 forces kxh2 with white winning the queen with a rook sacrifice

  24. I've seen no one explain chess openings better than you

  25. Very nice lesson please more videos abot how to stop d4

  26. Dear Igor, thank you very much for your great videos. I was wondering what happens if white plays H3 early to chase away black's bishop?

  27. Very suspect – I played it and got destroyed – if White is prepared and doesnt' take the 2nd pawn it won't work

  28. So Ive been playing this for a while now, since seeing this video, and I've gotta say, white almost never captures my second pawn! White always plays some other move and it turns out there are a lot that are hard to respond to, like 3. Qd5 or 3. b3 or 4. Bg5 attacking the queen instead of Bg4…. or any moves other than Nf3 or Bf4 (the stronger opponent moves that you address). I feel like this should be fleshed out with other sidelines. Keep playing the same moves all the time? I can never play Qf6 if white is just gonna leave the white pawn on e5

  29. Thanks sir for a great video. Sorry your account got hacked. May Jesus restore unto you 7 fold.

  30. 4:18 Bxh2+ winning the queen on the next move , exposing the white king and getting a very comfortable position

  31. On 11:27, what if the white pawn keeps moving on to the C7 and blocks the castle too?

  32. What if black don't take the pawn at d6. Instead they support the knight at f3 by developing the other knight to d2

  33. Cheers sir! Ty for the site and I’m finding you’re input and classes very helpful and entertaining.

  34. hello igor,

    I love the work you do, I watch all your videos.
    I find your ideas on openings and gambits very interesting, dust off the beginnings of the game.
    and I think we really need it, for the sake of the game of chess.

    but I have a problem if white plays the best moves to find counterplay.
    what would be your plan if black after 1-d4; e4 2-dxe4; 3-d6 3-Nf3?
    4-Nc6; Bg5?
    in advance thank you very much for your help

    Alexandre

  35. One question, if 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 and now 4.Nc3 to attack the bishop with Nb5 or Ne4 , that plan is over , and then what do we play ? Whites with 4.Nc3 no problems, thanks for your videos.

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