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The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 - Every Move is a Trap!

The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 - Every Move is a Trap!
what's up grandmaster igor smirnoff is here and today i'd like to share with you probably the most underrated gambit against the white's first

move

pawn e4 and i feel that this game that i'm about to share with you today is gonna be a killer and you're gonna win so many games with it i'm really thrilled for today's video because not always i can honestly find some really deadly

opening

weapon but today i feel that that's that is the day okay so after we go pony five and white response with knight of three and bishop c4 no standard

opening

move

s most games on amateur level and a lot of games and professional level starts this way and here black usually either develop their knight or their bishop something like that but instead of all that you're gonna play the

move

pawn f5 which will come as a real surprise because i gotta confess that i'm grandmaster i've been playing

chess

for almost 30 years and i knew zero theory of this

opening

line up to the last two days where i started preparing this

opening

line for you and you know two days ago if somebody would ask me what do i think about this

opening

i'd probably say that it's something dubious and with a couple right

move

s from the white side black should go down easily but after digging a little bit deeper into these lines i can see that this is a completely false impression and it's certainly not intuitive for white to figure out the

best

response here and there are so...
the best chess opening against 1 e4   every move is a trap
many pitfalls all on the way literally on

every

move

there are multiple opportunities for white to play a wrong

move

and to go down very quickly so that's why i'm saying that it's one of the most underrated gambits i feel and in fact it's kind of like you're playing the king's gambit as black so there should be nothing terribly wrong with this now you may give it a try yourself think about this from the white's perspective how would you play here if you're white and someone plays this against you which

move

s would you consider which

move

will you play really think about this that will help you to understand that it's certainly not easy for your opponents to figure it out on their own because according to the database most players realize that black's intent here is to grab this pawn and they're going to do something about their pawn on e4 therefore they either take here or protect it by playing pawn d3 some of them also decided to protect this pawn by knight to c3 and you know as surprising as it is none of these

move

s is correct so the

best

move

for white a little bit of a spoiler is pawn d4 that's the most challenging

move

but even there it's still completely unclear and there are great opportunities for black there but let's start with most natural responses of white first of all thousands of players play knight to c3 which is one of the nice ways for white to lose quickly go home and you know don't bother you too...
the best chess opening against 1 e4   every move is a trap
much today because after that you trade here on e4 and you follow up with pawn d5 which is a double attack to the whites two minor pieces therefore you're gonna capture one of them inevitably and it's time for white to resign that's how finally you can win a game in five

move

s and i saw games in database of players with a rating of like 2400 ratings 2500 rated you know i'm talking about the white players who are losing just like that which is you know ridiculous but it happens anyway let's go back a few

move

s and see some other options for white instead of knight to c3 the two most common responses are either taken here or defending the pawn with the wrong pawn pawn d3 let's check this out what if white takes which is actually the most common reaction of white and it's completely wrong because here it gives you the opportunity to either push the pawn forward and attack that knight on f3 or push the d-pod phone forward and attack the bishop which will simultaneously open up this diagonal for your bishop so that it can grab the pawn back and as you can see you can really expand so quickly and simultaneously push the white species backward and therefore if white actually plays this

move

pawn takes a five and you know finally enough it's the most played

move

while it will usually go down very quickly because here you're going to push your own pawn forward and surprisingly there is no good place for this knight to go because just think about...
the best chess opening against 1 e4   every move is a trap
this these two squares in the center of the board are controlled by the black's knight and those squares on the king side are controlled by the queen and therefore even though it looks like there are so many squares where it could possibly be placed but all of them are already under the control of black and that's why here why would come to the sad realization that they probably have to

move

the knight all the way backwards to g1 which looks very sad of course and would of course allow you to keep attacking and keep expanding some of your opponents at this point will think to themselves okay putting the knight backwards to g1 just seems too sad let me play queenie too and take advantage of the ping and also don't forget that your opponents probably think at this point that you're a beginner player you don't know what you're doing and you're throwing out some random bad

move

s so they think that they gotta somehow punish you quickly and win the game but after they play queen e2 to ping the pawn you just play queen e7 symmetric

move

unpinning the pawn and renewing the threat of grabbing the knight so they'll have to

move

it backwards anyway now it goes to g1 now you simply develop knight f6 which also prepares d5

move

kicking out the bishop and at this point most players of white plays pawn d3 because they realize that this pawn on e4 is annoying they can't develop their knight so they want to play d3 and trade it off okay but at this point...
there's just another super cool thing that you can do which i really wish that you executed in some of your games and don't forget to write down cons if you will which is knight to d4 attack to the queen and also the knight looks at this pawn on c2 therefore the queen has to protect it somehow and if it goes somewhere doesn't really matter you still play knight takes c2 which is an amazing combination which came out of nowhere and white has to take the knight because otherwise you're gonna win the rook currently it's poking the king and the rook and after queen takes there is pawn takes d3 notice that there is a discoverer checked to the white skin and you're also attacking the queen so you're gonna grab this on the next

move

and again it's nine

move

s to play and you know it's time for white to resign that's another really really cool line which is highly likely to happen in your games i mean that's why i said earlier that i'm really fascinated about this gambit it's something very underrated all right we're coming back to the starting position of this um as far as i see it's called russo gambit i'm not sure how to pronounce it probably it's such a rare

opening

if you know how to pronounce this properly let me know in the comments below so here another common way for white after taking this pawn and you push your own pawn forward they realize that there is nowhere for this type to go forward and they would...
swallow the pill and go back knight goes there to g1 now in this case there is just one little note that you got to be aware of since you're pushing your f pawn forward that little bit exposes this diagonal and therefore in all of the variations of this

opening

you gotta watch over the white's potential

move

queen coming there to h5 delivering check to your king and even though it's not completely deadly black could just go ignore this and play d5 but it's much simpler to simply stop this completely by moving your knight at f6 so that the knight controls this square and the white screen can never be placed there and you're just postponing this advancement in the center for one

move

which does not really change anything you're gonna play it on the next

move

and the things turned out to be really in the black's favor because after white play something doesn't really matter whatever you push that pawn forward attacking the bishop

opening

up this bishop so that he can grab the pawn back and after the bishop goes somewhere and you take the pawn back you can clearly see that you're already dominating you're controlling the center the whites pieces are stuck on the lost rank so

every

thing is just great here and that's why i'm going to show you a couple more

move

s just to illustrate how it can possibly you know happen in the following

move

s but you don't need to really memorize this you're going to simply finalize your...
development one way or the other and you're having a great position here but anyway just to illustrate i checked in the database what are the

move

s that white players play most frequently here so let's see how the game can possibly continue if white takes here on the center you're captured with the knight which is also great for you now you have another outpost strong knight after another three you're bringing the bishop out simultaneously attacking that poem let's say what castles you castle kingside as well again it's clear that you're ahead in development and you're having great great pressure there on the king side a lot of european services are looking there you know the knight the bishop can possibly maybe go there bishop g4 it's pretty clear clear that black is setting it up for a strong attack if white goes knight d to here which is the most played

move

there's another cool tactics that you've got here which is knight takes f2 you make a little bit of a sacrifice here on f2 just to expose the king completely and then you throw the knight out here with knight to d4 another killer

move

it attacks all around the bishop they spawn together with the bishop put some pressure on this knight etc and um if white decides to grab the knight then you've got another nice discoverer attack bishop takes c2 which attacks the queen but the point is the rook is also delivering this discover check to the king so you're gonna grab the...
queen and keep attacking the white skin after was anyway and therefore you're completely winning here again you don't really need to memorize this complete line but it just goes to show you how strong the blacks attack here is after white seemingly natural developing

move

s and again i'm demonstrating you the most played

move

s by white so these are not some artificial lines these are how your opponents are going to play against you alright we just came to realize that taking over here or defending the pawn with their knight is probably wrong for white well i mean with perfect play white can get a better result but most of your opponents want to play perfect

move

s therefore another common option is defending the pawn by playing pawn d3 then you just play bishop c5 normally and you switch it to something like again the declined king's gambit with reversed color and even though computer says that white's better here i wouldn't worry about this too much unless you're facing a really master level opponent who can exploit the weak squares in your position i think it's completely fine to play this there is nothing terribly wrong with the black's position here but you also said a really tricky trick along the way once again now since white certainly sees that there is this weak diagonal and they can throw the knight here to g5 and the knight together with the bishop can team up together and deliver some quick attack over here maybe even the queen...
can join the party and be brought out to h5 it looks like the way for white to refute your dubious play but that's exactly what you're hoping for because here you're playing the

move

pawn f4 which blocks out this bishop and therefore the queen is now ready to grab the knight it is no longer defended by otherwise dark square bishop but of course white is not worried about this they think hey i was going to land my knight there anyway so i'm going to go ahead and do this and now i think that he's winning because of the double attack that's why it's going to grab one of your hat abc's but all of a sudden you switch it over to a vigorous counter attack with queen to h4 threatening something like this colors checkmate notice that the bishop is controlling that square as well now at this point white player thinks okay i can just castle and defend it simultaneously then you play knight to f6 and why will probably take this rook because if not then what else if they don't take it you can actually re

move

the rook and now the knight will be

trap

ped over there on f7 and anyway that was the whole point of the white's plan so they will probably grab this and then you play knight g4 and all of a sudden it turns out that you're having a checkmating attack here within just a few

move

s because with this knight you're threatening queen to h2 and also you added one more piece into the attack you're having more fuel into the fire and now white...
can defend both the weak pawns of either f2 or h2 anyway queen takes h2 is the most straightforward check made in threats so they're going to play pawn h3 but now knight takes f2 and because we have this bishop standing over here and the knight is ready to jump away somewhere let's say knight takes h3 and deliver this discover check as well as the double check that would lead to the quick checkmate so i would have to give up their rook here you take it with a queen king goes in the corner and at this point it may seem like well maybe the blacks attack is over because you know what can you really do here but it's a false impression because in fact you can win the game within a few minutes within just like two

move

s really it's pawn free that's the key thing that really ruins the entire white's defense really beautiful myth one can't capture it with a queen because the queen has to guard that g1 square right we have this nice battery with the bishop and queen ready to bring the queen over there and deliver a checkmate that's why the white's queen has to stand there and guard the first rank therefore the only option for white to continue is to grab here with their pawn but now you play pawn d5 which serves two purposes first of all it attacks the bishop the most obvious theme but in addition to that you're

opening

up the bishop so that it can get involved into your attack and after right captures here on d5 you play bishop takes h3 and all...
of a sudden it's checkmate on the next

move

and there is nothing white can do because you're gonna land your queen either on g2 or on g1 if white

move

s their queen away and white can't stop you know both of these

move

s so you're gonna play either this

move

queen g2 or if white

move

s their queen somewhere to stop that then you play queen g1 that is it and again it's so amazing that you can win a

chess

game so quickly after white playing you know seemingly natural

move

s seemingly good looking

move

s and you're doing this with some dubious

opening

that no one is aware of so i think it's really cool by the way there is a versus a similar line from the white side so because really this whole variation reminds me one line in the bishop's

opening

and if you are familiar with it you may check out my other video where i show you how you can develop a similar attack playing white against black so you may wish to check this out later okay now we're coming to the final stage where we gotta figure out what's the

best

response for white and the

best

response is to strike in the center with pawn d4 but even there the situation still remains to be very tricky because after black recaptures here white has another way to spoil their position very quickly first of all some of your opponents will grab here on f5 which is the

move

in the wrong direction completely because then you play d5 and as soon as you play the smooth out usually all of your problems...
are gone you are blocking out this diagonal you're kicking out the bishop you're

opening

you up your bishop so you can grab this pawn sometimes your bishop can land there on b4 and deliver check so you've got really a lot on the table here and there's nothing to worry about so that's one way for whites to go wrong on the next

move

even if they find the first right

move

pawn d4 they can still go wrong on the next

move

and again a little spoiler the

best

move

for right here would be pony five but it's certainly not intuitive to find it because the problem is in this position if we go one

move

back it looks very tempting for white to just go ahead and take this pawn with their knight it looks simple and very strong and you know if i'm playing this as white perhaps i would just go ahead and play this and that's how most opponents react they either take this pawn or take the pawn five which we discussed previously right so knight takes d4 looks solid strong looks like you know it puts pressure onto this pawn opens up the diagonal for the queen seems like there are so many beneficial things for white here but it's actually the wrong

move

because you've got knight f6

move

really cool

move

which allows you to stay in the game and to get more or less equal position now what's the trick here at first it seems like you're sacrificing this pawn and your opponent will take it but then you have this brilliant counter strike in the center with...
pawn d5 and all of a sudden it turns out that the wise position is shaky because you're putting pressure on just all of the whites developed pawns and pieces and after that usually the games go like this they take here and you grab their knight they grab your knight but now you can trade queens with check forcing their king to

move

and it loses the right castle at this point you can also castle queenside bringing a rook into the game with a tempo it delivers this check and after bishop goes to d2 we can just validate the situation a little bit even though white is i think two pawns up something like this yeah i think it's two pawns up but you've got such a strong initiative here even in an end game for example you can go knight g4 going after this pawn which will also double attack the king and the rook and you know it's pretty clear that you've got a very active position i would definitely prefer playing this as black even though computer says that you know it's more or less equal but i would definitely choose black here especially in blitz because it's certainly hard for white to figure out how to defend here let's say they trade on b7 and yuri capture and again you don't have to memorize the

move

s right here you can just see the overall picture of the position you're going to bring the bishop out bring your other rook out your threatening knight to f2 and using your advantage in development using the white's exposed king...
you're going to create some threats here right it's not that one this one um i'm just going to show you one one game where white played kinney 2 trying to defend this black played bishop c5 bringing their other bishop into play and after f3 they play rook to e8 check keen went back then knight to e3 check again bishop took it and instead of recapturing black played rook to d1 which is a much more powerful option because now after akin to e2 you can grab the rook here and as well as it pins this bishop so it's going to be captured this rook is doing some deadly job on the first rank so black just won this game within a few minutes and that's how you know it will often happen if your opponent can't find very precise defensive

move

s in this position which is certainly very hard especially under the limited time that people have in a typical blitz game if you enjoyed this training session consider subscribing and supporting the channel i would appreciate this a lot also some of you guys say absolutely correctly that you can become a strong player just with

opening

trap

s and tricks and if you feel that way then you may check out my free master class by clicking over there and joining my advanced training where i'm gonna break it down for you how you can really level up your chest anyway wish you all the

best

take care talk soon