Beating Everyone with the Same Opening Trap (Stafford Gambit)

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This video features 3 games (played in the same day) in which the white side falls victim to the same simple and devious opening trap in the Stafford Gambit. The trap involves a “fishing pole” idea with an early h5 and Ng4. While the Stafford Gambit is not necessarily a sound opening, it is highly venomous. If white is not prepared, then it can be easy for black to win quite quickly!
Game 1: vs janeza12 (2128)
Game 2 vs FM Stefan005 (2335):
Game 3 vs Twitch Chat:

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40 Comments

  1. 🤣🤣🤣 this is so bogus.. I literally tried this over 50 games.. not one game went as smooth as your video.. i mean no one took the bait.. looks like you had someone help you out to accomplish this..

  2. There are many methods and tricks of chess, thank you for teaching. There are many people who do not know

  3. sigh tried playing this but never have an opponenet that plays against that

  4. Can you do this with white or only black?

  5. 5 .5m views that must be every chess player

  6. I'm terrible at chess. I see it as a lack of perception width. Can't think ahead and visualise more than a move in advance. Is this a skill that can be developed or something that a person has which makes them function well at chess?

  7. Ok but on that first check why would pawn not take queen

  8. I've just started studying chess. I played this against my wife who hasn't been studying chess as much as I have. I won using this tactic. I'm sleeping on the couch. It is such a dick move.

  9. It is interesting that human beings so easily fall into the same trap.

  10. Bruh hes so humble like he casually destroys someone and then hes like "that was nice" like what? He sounds so calm too

  11. I have won quite a few games with the bongcloud opening.

  12. I have a question – at the start of the gambit, when black moves his bishop to C5, why doesn't white move their bishop to E3, thus defending the dark squared bishop's line of attack on the king?

  13. I been beaten like this at least 5 times!! It works 100% each time!!!

  14. White must keep knight same position to avoid embarassement!!!!

  15. But why not the pawn take the knight down

  16. 0:29 am i dumb or smth or why couldn't you just take the queen with the pawn?

  17. Looks like staged to me, there is no way your opponent is that stupid.

  18. He telling the chat how to castle just to crush them… 🥹😂🤣

  19. Don't try to win at chess, play for fun Andover time most of these things will become a discovery of your own

  20. God loves you so much get too know him before it's too late ❤️❤️❤️

  21. why didn’t he take the queen with the pawn? i’m a noob but please explain to me why

  22. can someone please explain to me (novice) why whites Pawn (F2) can’t capture blacks queen when he moves QG3?! I cannot understand why – thank you!

  23. I am literally playing rn and it says that you are online ahaha

  24. Why do they keep playing the g2 pawn and don't take your knight with the h3 pawn instead?

  25. i dont care what chess "experts" say. I would literally at the first moment take the queen with a solider right away. Also the knight. What's the benefit? – Not getting checkmated by trying to play "smart"

  26. Wtf i am trying learn and is so fast moving .

  27. Eric Rosen whenever I watch your videos I enter a calm state and then i fall asleep but please do not be offended

  28. R-r-r-Rosen moves, will they notice? They don’t, wrong move chosen…

  29. Everyone as in "the ones that play exactly as i want them to play".

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