TRICKY & Powerful Chess Opening for Black [Works Against 1.e4 & 1.d4]

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

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a simple, universal, and aggressive chess opening for Black which you can play against virtually any first move of White. It happens after the first moves 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.d5 Ne7, which is known as the Kennedy, Linksspringer Variation from the Nimzowitsch Defense.

Although it may seem like White has a good position because of the strong central pawns, it is Black who gets to create a quick and devastating attack on the kingside. In fact, in the most played variation White loses in just 7 moves!

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► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive & Universal Chess Opening for Black
00:40 Black’s main plan in this opening
01:17 Stats: 7-move win in most common variation
04:34 Transposition from 1.d4
05:27 Line-2: If White plays 7.Nf3 instead of 7.Nge2
05:46 Play the prophylactic move a5
06:42 Middlegame attacking plan for Black
08:53 GM Igor Smirnov Birthday Special
10:00 FAQ-1: What if White doesn’t play 2.d4?
10:42 FAQ-2: What if White plays 3.dxe5?
11:16 FAQ-3: What if White plays 2.d5?
11:36 FAQ-4: What if White plays 2.Nf3?

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351 Comments

  1. Happy belated birthday we are the same age 😊

  2. "Happy B-day Coach GM igor!" May you have more B-days to come & God bless. ✌👌👍✌❤

  3. A couple of points – after e4 Nc6; d4 e5, by far the most popular position to be reached here is 3. Nf3 leading to a Scotch. If you play the …e5 Nimzowitsch, you must know this opening! Secondly, Igor specifies that d4 Nc6; Nf3 is likely to be played by a London player, then after 2…d6 has them playing 3. c4! As if! That London player is for sure going to play 3. Bf4. In that case black usually switches to a Pirc-like set-up but since this is quite different from the main theme, a short example would surely have been preferable.

  4. Wouldn’t bishop to e3 just destroy this whole thing

  5. Happy belated and thank you for the content. This was great breakdown

  6. What a wonderful birthday present from GM Smirnov to us. This is the best short video on an opening defense I have found.

  7. I have a query, though. At 2:15, after Black plays Nb4, what if White answers with Nd4? Sure the Black bishop on c5 can just take it, but that leaves White's Queen free to re-take the knight on b4, thus ruining the Fried Liver and any hope of a king-queen or rook-queen fork.
    I can't see how this attack will work before d3, so the knight on g4 is protected by Black's queen bishop.

  8. GM.Igor Smirnov is best on the World ! ..your video is perfect.😏😏😏

  9. I loved this opening. Love from Afghanistan.❤😊

  10. Thanks now i have an actual opening to play with black❤❤❤

  11. Dr. Guptas Clinic by Dr. Govind Krishna Gupta says:

    Brilliant

  12. White always Olay bishop a3 to g5 and that pins the knight

  13. Happy birthday GM ,and God bless you.
    Much appreciated.

  14. I played with 1800 rated player and the game Start like e4,Nc3,b5… I don't have any idea about b5 move and eventually I lose that game

  15. Great GM! Happy birthday! Wishing you many happy returns!

  16. Happy Birthday! Nicely done. Always love to see your videos.🎉

  17. After bd5 by black, what if white response is be3 to block black bishop attack

  18. ► Chapters

    00:00 Aggressive & Universal Chess Opening for Black

    00:40 Black's main plan in this opening

    01:17 Stats: 7-move win in most common variation

    04:34 Transposition from 1.d4

    05:27 Line-2: If White plays 7.Nf3 instead of 7.Nge2

    05:46 Play the prophylactic move a5

    06:42 Middlegame attacking plan for Black

    08:53 GM Igor Smirnov Birthday Special

    10:00 FAQ-1: What if White doesn't play 2.d4?

    10:42 FAQ-2: What if White plays 3.dxe5?

    11:16 FAQ-3: What if White plays 2.d5?

    11:36 FAQ-4: What if White plays 2.Nf3?

  19. I love it when you post a new seemingly unbeatable opening 🤣

  20. The key against Ng6 in general is Nf3 then h4, after then black is forced into h5, then white can follow by Bg5. In the 1.d4 variation, just go d5 early and chase the knight around, best line is for white to get a advantageous endgame after blacks e6 break.

  21. Happy Birthday broo 🥳🥳🎂🎂

  22. Happy Birthday Igor! Love the videos, they're always so helpful. Have a great day!

  23. Best regards 🥳 you are making a great videos to developing a play style. Thank you 🙂

  24. Happy birthday GM Igor!! Have a blessed birthday celebration!!

  25. Happy Birthday Igor, thanks so much for all the videos 👍

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