Chess Opening Mistakes in the Ruy Lopez [TRAPS Included]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the most common chess opening mistakes or blunders in the Ruy Lopez which happens after the first moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. You will learn how to punish Black’s mistakes in both the popular variations, 3…Nf6 which is the Berlin Defense, and 3…a6 which is the classical approach.

You will learn some really cool traps in these variations that give a strong, checkmating attack for White against the Black’s king. In fact, in one of the variations the most played moves by Black gives White a success rate of more than 74%, that’s huge!

► Chapters

00:00 Chess Opening Mistakes in Ruy Lopez
00:39 3…Nf6 Berlin Defense
02:03 White’s deadly traps for the win
06:07 If Black defends the knight with f6
08:58 Black’s correct response
12:00 If Black defends the mating attack
13:23 3…a6 Morphy Defense
15:49 Stats: 74% Win Rate for White

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  1. This was a great video Gotham has some competition.

  2. Hi Igor, thank you for the video. It looks like to me that an opening 1. e4 followed by e6 by black is sufficient to make impossible the strategy showed in the first session of the video. Cheers.

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