TOP 5 Fastest Checkmates in the King’s Gambit

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 5 fastest checkmates in the King’s Gambit chess opening, which happens after the first moves: 1.e4 e5 2.f4. These are the 5 most brutal and aggressive opening traps in the King’s Gambit.

What’s interesting is that GM Igor Smirnov shows you the games played by masters and grandmasters in this video. And that goes to show that even top-rated players suffer in these aggressive variations and fall victim to these deadly traps.

► Chapters

00:00 Top 5 Fastest Checkmates in the King’s Gambit
00:34 Trap-1: Evil trap in 4th move
04:20 Trap-2: Checkmating the underdeveloped army
06:50 Trap-3: King’s Gambit Declined, 2…Nc6
08:26 Trap-4: Zukertort’s blindfolded game
11:51 Trap-5: Brutal checkmate
14:32 Can you find the winning move?

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  1. Hey, absolutely love your videos. For trap #1, the move Nh6 by black does actually defend the threat I believe, because after white plays d4, black can play d6 which attacks the knight. The knight cant attack the f7 pawn straight away. Therefore, after Bxh6, black plays dxe5 and the attack is over.

  2. Tank you the new trcks🤗🐣👏and i
    ❤️❤️It very much

  3. I ❤️❤️your king videos tanks 👏🤘👍🙃🙃🤠🤠🤑

  4. This looks EXTREMELY complicated – especially for players under 2000

  5. Nice I always use this trick. It is a good trick
    Thank you

  6. If black does not accept the gambit but check with queen?

  7. what if they just take your queen with the rook intead of the horse

  8. This is the best opening have ever played. None of my opponents has played this pawn stuff, but i can Control the Center and have tons of move options. Great stuff 😊

  9. Make all variations of king's gambit checkmate video

  10. White Rook moves f8 ch!, black rook × f8, and white knight × c7 mate

  11. Qh5 (His king is forced to d8) Rf8 (his rook is forced to f8) Rf8 and now it’s checkmate.
    If he moves Qe8 to block Rf8, Qe8 and now it’s checkmate.

  12. After kings gambit accepted black plays knight b6

  13. So, I solved the puzzle that he gave us at the end of the video, and this is how it goes. WHTE- Qh5+, Rf8+, Rxf8+, BLACK- Kd8, Rxf8, Qe8. Now white can either capture the Queen with the Rook and it's Checkmate, or white can capture the Queen with the Queen and it's Checkmate.

  14. 1. Qh5+ , Kd8 ..2. Rf8+ , Rh8 x Rf8..3. Rf1 x Rf8+ , Qe8..4. Qh5 x Qe8 # checkmate…is it right? thanks for video on traps GM Igor! More power and more winning!

  15. I saw the following 2 lines,
    1st: 1. Qe5+, Kd8 2. Rf8+, Rxf8 3. Rxf8+, Qe8 4. Qg5# … this line could also go like 2. Rf8+, Qe8 3. Qg5# and there are a few more variations of this… the next line I found is:
    1. Qh5+, Qg6 2. Rxg6… quite obvious but let’s say they don’t take and they make any other move except d6, then Rg8# (2x Check). If it goes 2. Rxg6, d6 3. Rg7+, Kd8 4. Qg5+, Ke8 5. Qe7#…

    I really like the Rg8# though, if the right moves by black allowed it to happen

  16. For the puzzle , I guess our House to C7 then protected by Castle C6 , tell me if it is right …

  17. We can't make any trap when we play with expert computer and up

  18. We can't make any trap when we play with expert computer and up

  19. for the last one: Qh5+, Kd8, Rf8, rxf8, rxf8#. I think that's right.

  20. Rook to black king3 and then white knight takes pawn

  21. Puzzle….mate in 2 moves without losing a piece…knightC7 check… no matter where the black king moves…rook C6

  22. After watching many kinds of trap, trick, and a kind of punish back them then I be like 😵

  23. 3:00 Knight h6 then we play d4
    After black play to d6 then what we do ???

  24. NxP! any black response sets up the loss of black's queen to the Rook on f6 which is moved to attack black's queen while the black king is exposed to check.

  25. Rook sacrifice from f6 to f8, takes with rook f8 then knight c7 checkmate . Is it correct?

  26. Hi Igor, most interesting video. allthough in the end of the fifth trap you demonstrate, you move black queen to e7, but what if black move the roock to g8 instead attacking white queen. no easy checkmate. Thanks for your teaching and comment. Best. Chris

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