Learn the Queen’s Gambit Chess Opening: TRAPS & Errors

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will teach you the Queen’s Gambit chess opening which happens after the first moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4. He gives a complete overview of this opening in just 10-15 minutes that will give you an in-depth knowledge of this popular chess opening.

Through this mini crash course, you will get a complete understanding of the opening moves of the Queen’s Gambit. Instead of just memorizing the opening moves, you will learn the logic and the fundamental ideas behind those moves.

Most importantly, you will also learn the common errors, cool and nasty traps, and the overall idea of the opening.

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00:00 Queen’s Gambit Chess Opening: Traps & Ideas
00:30 Understanding the logic behind opening moves
04:24 Queen’s Gambit Accepted: 2…dxc4
06:42 Winning trap for White
07:26 Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Q-side pawns trap
08:56 Earn money by spreading chess
09:57 QGD: Marshall Defense, 2…Nf6
11:48 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Mainline 2…e6
13:35 Simple variation, avoiding too much theory
15:05 Punishing Black’s common mistake/error

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73 Comments

  1. Excelente explicaciòn. Gracias.!!!

  2. Great content for anybody who enjoys chess.

  3. have you ever heard of the diemer-duhm gambit (a variant of the BDG ). I played in a few correspondence thematic tournaments in the 90s.

  4. 10:57 I think the more precise move here is Nf3. The reasoning being the d5 knight is unstable and black owes white a tempo to move it later on anyway. Nf3 is more flexible and white keeps e4 in reserve hanging it over black's head.

  5. Rich content. Thanks Igor, a lot. 🌹🌹🙏🏻

  6. Excellent explanation! Thank you very much!

  7. Would you do a video on traps in the symmetrical English? If there are any common ones, anyway…

  8. Thank you so much for make all videos about tips, It really helped me once again, thank you very much sir! 🔥👏👍💪🙏🏼

  9. Been playing the queens gambit for quite some time now so it's good to be able to know how to punish some early mistakes.

  10. Best explanation of why people play 1.d4 I've seen. Queens Gambit lesson was great too.

  11. I think it would be easier for the student if you teach the "standard" play straight through first, then go backward step-by-stop looking at mistake/variations. To teach the variations right off the second move, and then teach less played things first…. I finished the whole video and am more confused than before.

  12. At 11:05, 4. Nf3 is a bit more precise than 4. e4. Nf3 is a hedge against the e5 pawn break. Once the knight retreats to f6, Black is set up to play e5, then exchange queens, and play Ng4 if white takes e5. It's a little nuance that I keep in mind in that position and similar ones.

  13. I started following ur videos as a 700 rated player and currently am at 1400 u have really helped me

  14. i still cant bring myself to make the mirror pawn move at start…i used to do it as a child to not insult elderly

  15. Could you add Payoneer to the affiliates.

  16. Because of your channel I'm up to 1103 from being 850ish a few months ago, great analysis and diagnosis of lines we might come across

  17. I play the Albin Countergambit, maybe a video on that would be good if you know some ideas about it

  18. Share our lessons and earn money. Ridiculously annoying to keep on the screen. Almost can't watch it because it won't go away

  19. Everything Igor says makes perfect sense. I just hope I can remember maybe 15% of it.

  20. Thanks so much for the sharing of your knowledge

  21. GM Smirnov is a born chess teacher, i think he is very much underestimated !

  22. 8:44 I had exactly this trap set up against an opponent after I've seen this video, but I was a little disappointed, that my opponent did not loose the rooke. Actually he just lost a knight by sacrificing it an c6, queen takes check, then bishop d7. Now the rooke is defended by the queen and my queen is attacked. There is nothing I can do but too retreat. Or am I missing something? Great channel.

  23. Hi Igor. Thank you! This video is fantastic.

  24. Love the videos!! I follow your ideas..I love attacking!

  25. You really helped me improving playing chess. Thank you,I love ur channel

  26. at 7:25: black counters with knight c6 – blocking the chess and covering the bishop. White counters with a3 ? Fine… bishop pulls back and prepares attack on f2.
    Queen to a4 is by no means the silver bullet you claim it is ….

  27. Sir Can you uploud some videos about Queen's Gambit ???

  28. As an E4 guy, this video sheds so much light and encouragement in playing D4.

  29. I love when a poker coach says you win the bishop and pretty much win the game right away. Trust me I’m always in a situation where I’m +5+8 and figure out how to lose the game lol.

  30. Your lessons are so good. I already have a playlist of your videos. And I also subscribed 🙂
    Btw, Are you a coach?

  31. What if blacks pawn on b6 gets defended by bishop d7? I have had that happen two times in a row now, and thanks for great content Igor!

  32. black bishop d7, do the same moves you trade pawns bishon takes then bishop goes back to c6, protecting the bishop with the knight and not only defending the rook, but counter attacking the queen and not forgetting he took that pawn i sacrificed a few seconds ago. What do i do in this situation?

  33. I can’t for the life of me remember the decline moves

  34. 4 minutes in and I understand way more than I have in the the last month! You are an amazing teacher! Thank you so much.

  35. Why e3 instead of e4 when the gambit is accepted

  36. so basically four minutes of rubbish talk, thank goodness there was a speed up button

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