The TRICKIEST Chess Opening Ever! [Top 3 Traps]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the top 3 traps from one of the most trickiest chess openings for Black, the Rousseau Gambit from the Italian Game. It arises after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

Playing this dubious opening is so tricky. It will be extremely difficult for your opponents to figure out the right moves. There are so many traps and pitfalls, and one little inaccuracy by White can cost the game for them!

► Chapters

00:00 Trickiest Chess Opening: Rousseau Gambit
00:39 Trap-1: 5…d5 line
03:16 Brilliant queen trap
03:46 Trap-2: If White plays 4.d3 instead of 4.exf5
06:30 The f-pawn’s journey to promotion
07:29 Trap-3: If White plays 4.d4 instead of 4.exf5
09:28 Understanding how Black is better
10:23 Knight maneuver wins the game for Black
11:42 If White plays Nxh8

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  1. 3:27 now white moved two times in a row. Game theory no longer matters.

  2. Best chest Grand Master ever. Hope to see you soon

  3. I want to by myself every single word you said about chess. How can i

  4. And do you make some private lesons live

  5. I am rated 2000 on lichess but i have no serious education on chess and i have the feeling that i am accumulate some bad habits and wrong language to learn

  6. btw, i am glad that you've speak about the d4 reply

  7. Sir which category does you select in the category option of video in yt studio

  8. Base on ur thumb nail
    I think that is
    Reversed vienna gambit
    For black.

  9. Igor. love your enthusiasm, generosity and bad-ass gambit lines! You’re a highlight of the online chess community! Thank you!

  10. Problem is my oppenent also watching your videos and eveytime i play this opening he replies with d4

  11. I have played this gambit since the last video on this gambit, and it's been very useful.

  12. I love this gambit thanks for making more videos of it! keep up the good work!

  13. Every time that I played with this Gambit I lost in the end😂😂😂
    So I'm seeking an good opening for black without trap.can you make a video with some strategic opening for black without traps??
    My mind is just full of traps that sometime I forget some move or the white doing some out of line moves.
    Thank you Igor❤️❤️❤️

  14. Hey master Igor
    I find out during one of my games that queen Gambit trap when black accepted it then play 3.b5 then 4.c6 we can't just took the black rook with Q.f3 because he will play N.c6 and after Q.xc6 he will play B.d7 and we can't grab the rook on a8 because black queen is protect it😭😭😭😭

  15. can you show what to do in the line that you let them fork you but instead of blocking checkmate threat with pawn or castling, they protect the pawn with their queen.

  16. Wow! Thanks Igor for soo nice new variation in the Roussau Gambit! 😊👍♟

  17. Your videos are fantastic – I just wish the courses weren't so expensive… Even after the free lesson discount ☹️

  18. Excuse me gm can u analyze an average player below 1700 game and make a video on it

  19. I see nothing here, on 3:29 all white needs to do is push g pawn to 5, queen is free and black is in bad shape. I would take white anytime. Am I missing anything?

  20. You answered all my previous questions, thank you.

  21. Nobody want the sound of your mouth you talk too much

  22. I always play this gambit. I've watched you other video like 10 times from start to end.

  23. My favourite for blitz. It's really fun and spicy 🔥

  24. I am rated at 1100 and I just got to try this opening against a 2000. Well I got absolutely crushed! What the heck!?? Just kidding, it will take many games and many re-views of these videos to start memorizing it.

  25. I will try this in rapid n blitz chess tmt in India on March 25.

  26. I'm trying to learn chess. My brain hurts. I hope it gets easier.

  27. Thank you Coach🙏 please make video like this about vienna gambit,all lines 😁

  28. This looks like the Gambit I'd want to try whenever possible.
    I kept getting confused mid game with rat formation. But this is pretty clear what the lures and counters are.

  29. What if at 8:37 instead of Qh5, Bb5 is played? Please update this variant

  30. where's the variation Qe2 after black played e4

  31. Thank you for your amazing videos which do so much to help us improve playing a great game. You are indeed a grand master teacher.

  32. Sir I learn a lot from you thank you

    But how can I continue attacking the white king if t d opponent doesn't defend instead he move his queen

  33. Love your work Igor! This is my favourite gambit it rocks!

  34. Knights site back maneuvers is sick 😮

  35. I want to start is just a phone I need for now?

  36. I played something similar to this opening with a friend today. They came in with their queen/bishop/knight, and once those pieces were on my side of the board, I attacked. They took my rook, took my ability to castle, and they thought they had me on the run….then ten moves later I had their queen, their king was exposed, and their bishop/knight/rook on a1-c1 still hadn't moved while I had two knights, a bishop, and my queen eyeing their king.. It was amazing.

  37. What if they play black bishop and add double support to queen

  38. 9:11

    What if white’s knight moves to e5 with the discovery check to your king?

  39. This looks very similar to the Philidor Countergambit

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