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.

► Chapters

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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  1. White just plays bishop b5 pining my knight every time. Any suggestions?

  2. Hi, what about move H3 and chase Bishop on g4?

  3. Where is the next 6 openings you talked about? What us the name of the next video with these openings in it? TY

  4. In the 6. Bf5 variant, doesn't the trapped knight on g8 become a liability?

  5. thank you so much for your very knowledgeable videos. i have very rarely had white take my pawn, they instead keep pushing their pawn to d5. what would you recommend then?

  6. you are my best coach ever,,, since 2011

  7. What if you play bishop g4 but then they play pawn to h3?

  8. Bishop takes h2 check wins the queen after king (or knight) takes bishop, you can just take the queen with the rook.

  9. What if white plays Bg5 on move 3 (instead of Bf4)?

  10. bishop takes on h2 and after knight takes bishop rook takes queen

  11. THANK YOU! Playing black against computer, I have not been able to crack 50% winning percentage, yet on level 5. I played levels 1-4 until I won well more than 50% overall, eventually, winning 9 out of ten games on level 4…I once beat white on level 9, and, actually got a stalemate on level 10! BUT, I have strained to break 50% on level 5…it has been FRUSTRATING! But, this one lesson has showed me much about pawn sacrifice and gambit, and, it is WORKING for me!!!!!!! 1,000 THANK YOUS!

  12. This is the Englund variation known as the Harltaub-Charlick gambit. Definitely more interesting the usual gambit, spasibo Igor'!

  13. thanks 4 the vid, i like the englund gambit so ill have to give this a try

  14. I would not play this gambit in a tournament, 1. d4 e5 2.d6 Nf3 and the initiative dies and you are a pawn down

  15. Great video. Just had a question what if they move knight to d5 and put pressure on your queen ? Where do you move the queen

  16. This is great, I'm a 950 rated blitz player and this will be perfect for opponents looking to play the london or queens gambit

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