Win In 7 Moves After 1.d4 | Powerful Trompowsky Attack

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a universal and tricky chess opening that is also very easy to learn – the Trompowsky Attack. Moreover, White can achieve a quick victory in as few as 7 moves in one of the main lines.

The Trompowsky Attack chess opening begins with the following moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5. With this setup, White aims to exchange their bishop for the Black knight, leading to a doubled pawn structure.

► Chapters

00:00 Learn the Trompowsky Attack Chess Opening for White
00:07 1) White wins in 7 moves (Raptor Variation)
02:53 2) If Black plays 1…d5
05:11 Devastating Kingside Attack
07:03 3) If Black attacks your Bishop with their Pawns
09:28 4) If Black plays 2…e6 (Classical Defense)
12:30 White wins in multiple ways

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  1. Wow!!! I really like this opening idea, and the way you explained various attacking, and possibly check-mate ideas was brilliant! Thanks, Igor! You're establishing yourself as one of the very best chess video channels on the planet! 531K and growing!

  2. Love this gambit! I will definitely try it! Great stuff Igor!! Can you please go over the cow opening. It was invented by Anna Kremling.

  3. Can you make/do you have any chess videos on how to attack? like majority vs minority attacks, Greek gift, a summary of the types of tactical motifs that are more advanced than just like “pin, skewer”.. a video like this would be extremely helpful.

  4. Great video. Real good from GM Igor. Excellent!

  5. 12:04 black can push the pawn to f5 and fork both queen and knight right?

  6. At 1:50 Be7 "The most played move by far." For Lichess users that may be true, but on Chessbase 2024 database (10 million games) it has been played only once.

  7. man, didn't know this kind of channel exists, really great chess lesson. thank you GM Smirnov.

  8. Hey Igor… here's a video idea for you… how about one that explains the ideas behind PLAYING fianchettos ? There's a ton of videos on how to beat them, but none on how to PLAY them. I hate them and do poorly on either side of one. That's why I took to your Hartlaub Charlick line that used to be crushing, but players have learned to move their queens off the d file. If I understood the concepts behind fianchettos, I might be inclined to try the Benko Gambit or a bunch of other fianchetto lines I run away from screaming even when they are clearly the best option.

  9. ► Chapters

    00:00 Learn the Trompowsky Attack Chess Opening for White

    00:07 1) White wins in 7 moves (Raptor Variation)

    02:53 2) If Black plays 1…d5

    05:11 Devastating Kingside Attack

    07:03 3) If Black attacks your Bishop with their Pawns

    09:28 4) If Black plays 2…e6 (Classical Defense)

    12:30 White wins in multiple ways

  10. As usual,GM Igor Smirnov thanks for helping me get better at chess 😊🙌🤝

  11. Fantastic traps, thanks GM Igor Smirnov sir 🎉❤

  12. Was about to comment to make a video on trompowsky and here it is 🥶🥶 Best chess channel alongside Daniel naroditsky fr ❤️🥶

  13. Another great video Igor. I feel like you are my coach and teacher for free, which is pretty awesome of you.

  14. 3:08 probably a premmove into the qgd or what they regularly play against the London

  15. After you moved your bishop to g5 they move their pawn on h7 to h6. What would be the next move?

  16. I should start playing this crazy attack.😼😼

  17. 00:00:11 Play Bishop to G5 to apply pressure early in the game.
    00:00:36 Defend your Bishop by playing H4 if your opponent tries to counter with Knight E4.
    00:01:20 Consider sacrificing the Pawn with G6 to create a strategic advantage.
    00:02:00 Utilize the sacrifice with Rook takes H7 followed by Queen H5 for a quick and unexpected attack.
    00:02:56 Respond with Bishop G5 even if your opponent plays pawn to D5, maintaining a strong attacking position.
    00:03:26 Take advantage of opponent blunders by disrupting their pawn structure with strategic moves.
    00:04:32 Create an attacking plan by playing Pawn H3 and exploiting weaknesses in the opponent's position.
    00:05:30 Maintain pressure on the opponent's King by advancing with G4, Bishop G6, and Knight H4.
    00:06:07 Capitalize on opponent mistakes by exploiting weaknesses in their pawn structure and centralizing your pieces.
    00:10:01 Utilize tactical pins and centralize your pieces to keep the opponent on the defensive.
    00:12:43 Explore unusual attacking ideas like Queen A3 to surprise and overwhelm your opponent.

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  18. what a useful and magnificent video to be seen and to be applicable. Thanks a lot, coach. really, Bravo.

  19. Hey Igor, Any plans to do a vid on the hippopotamus defense?

  20. Thank you sir, great video as usual. 🙂

  21. I think my opponents have tried this against me, but I just play the king's indian and they don't do anything

  22. In the Raptor Variation it is not checkmate after 9. Qh5+ Kg8 10. Bxg6 , Black can just play 10… Bb4+ 11. c3 Rf6 12. Qh7+ Kf8

  23. I don't understand those making the blunder 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 e6. I took a look at the details on Lichess, and it was most common among players at the 1400 level! What is less surprising is that it was most common in games with tight time controls. When I looked at players of all levels in ultra-blitz games, a full 20% made that blunder.

    I would not use this in a classical chess game. When you have time to think, it is easy to avoid the pitfalls. If you have properly prepared, however, it appears to be quite effective for rapid chess or faster.

    If you face this as a black player, know that 2.Bg5 is really not all that unpleasant, even in the Indian Defense. After 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5, just go ahead and play d5. If white chooses to exchange on f6, black does just fine recapturing with either pawn. Igor covers this in the section beginning just before the 3:00 mark. Igor is correct that after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 exf6 4.e3 Bd6 5.c4 c6 6.Nc3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 O-O 8.Nf3, black's most common move (just barely) is Bg4, but it is a mistake, and if you are playing black, you won't do that. Black's second most common move — nearly as common as Bg4 — is Nd7. When it is not a blitz or bullet game, black wins from this point 57% of the games, compared with just 30% for white.

    If you are playing black, and the game begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5, follow up with f6, putting the question to the bishop. If he retreats to h4, play Nh6, then Nf5. He will usually bring his bishop to g3, then you play h5, threatening to trap the bishop. As soon as white plays h3 to give room for his bishop, play Nxg3, and he will only have his f-pawn to recapture with, leaving his pawn chain seriously weakened. White's best response to f6 is 3.Bd2, ending the attack and ceding the initiative to black.

  24. GM Igor Smirnov is a great chess teacher who makes learning every openings and strategies easy.

  25. wow you got the exact tartakower structure as black in the second example. later even with the unbeatable pawn cube 🙂

  26. I've seen a lot of chess videos and I'm trying to create a thinking system that can filter out the various golden rules and concepts. I thought in the following way and order: 1) discover the opponent's biggest threat mainly within my half of the board 2) Try to attack any piece or weak square mainly in my opponent's half of the board 3) If number 2 is not possible, try to prepare an attack using preferably the least active piece. WHAT'S YOUR OPINION? I await response. thanks

  27. At 13:01 , if black plays Bishop c5, it falls apart. White captures with knight. Then black goes knight c4. If the queen wants to keep the pressure on the black squares, it moves to b4. Then, black moves its other knight to d3 for check and forks the queen.

    At least, this is how I would blunder the execution of this attacking idea.

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