Meet Mr. Cochrane’s Gambit 👁‍🗨

♟♟ Chess Labyrinth Presents :
John Cochrane was a nineteenth century Scottish chess master. And he was a strong one too, ranked only below Howard Staunton who is very well known for his design of the chess pieces that we still use in tournament play. Cochrane was a well known name in the Calcutta (now known as Kolkatta) chess club as he played against several Indian players there while he lived in India. The first appearance of the Cochrane gambit against the Petrov’s defense according to Wikipedia and my Mega Database was in the year 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.

An idea to sacrifice your knight on move three would pretty much be ridiculed in modern computer-assisted opening preparation. However, it does promise a a game full of action and adventure. Let us start from where it all began,

Chess Notation:

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qxd4 Nd6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Re1+ Ne7
8. Bb3 b6 9. Ng5 Bb7 10. Qxd6 cxd6 11. Bxf7# *

Chess Labyrinth is the channel for chess enthusiasts of all levels, on our channel, you will find educational videos where we will do our best to teach you various moves, break down each move into small steps and explain to you everything in detail, we will show you reasons behind every move, we will show you typical game strategy and different positions.

On our channel you will find:

– How to play chess
– Analyze of world championship
– Modern chess masters and their game strategies
– Debut moves
– Chess openings
– Chess strategies
– Chess game plans
– Chess tricks
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Frequently asked questions

1) Which books would you suggest for beginners in order to improve their skills?

– Chess 101 by Dave Schloss
– Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer and Stuart Margulies
– Winning Chess Strategies for Kids by Jeff Coakley
– The Steps Method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden
– Beginning Chess by Bruce Pandolfini

2) Which books would you suggest for improving my combined planning/analysis?

– School of Chess Excellence 2: Tactical Play
– encyclopedia of chess combinations (fourth edition)
– perfect your chess by volokitin
– winning chess 1948 by Fred Reinfeld

3) Which books would you suggest for improving my positional playing and strategic planning?

– My System (Chess Classics)
– Mastering Chess Strategy (Hellsten)
– Chess Strategy for Club Players by Grooten
– Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition by Oudeweetering
– Mastering Chess Strategy by Hellsten

4) Which openings are good for a beginner chess player?

– Classic opening, where pikes are fighting for center position
– White: 1.е4 – Ruy Lopez
– Black: on 1.е4 e5 – the Spanish game, on 1. d4 d5 – Queen’s Gambit refused.

5) Which is the most trending opening today?

Berlin opening, Catalan Opening, Grunfeld Defense, Petroff Defense…

6) Bishop or horse?

You can’t say for sure that, one is better than other, in reality it depends on your position.

7) Where should I focus my attention mostly? Opening, middle game or end game?

If you are beginner you really need to pay attention to mixture of main techniques and strategies, you need to understand how games end, professionals usually tend to look for interesting plans and news about openings and middle games, for intermediate gamers I would say go for all steps of the game, pay attention to all three steps of the game and focus all of your attention on weak spots.

8) What are the most important characteristics for achieving success in the chess?

Chess requires from player good memory, ability to recognize various templates in no time, precise strategic thinking, passion for the game and ability to handle stressful situations.

Background music: Chillstep | Sappheiros – Escape (Remake)


  1. Как так пешка не имеет права хода назад

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