TOP 5 Fastest WINS in the Bishop’s Opening

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you top 5 quickest wins in the Bishop’s Opening, which happens after the opening moves 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4. This unconventional chess opening is very good and extremely tricky.

From these 5 games you will not only learn the different ways to win fast in the Bishop’s Opening, but you will also learn the most common attacking patterns and some cool traps so that you can play in the most aggressive way possible and win lots of games!

► Chapters

00:00 Win Fast in Chess: Bishop’s Opening Checkmate Traps
00:41 1) Ponziani-Urusov Gambit
02:47 2) Berlin Defense: 3.d3 d5
04:51 3) Vienna Hybrid, Spielmann Attack
07:59 4) Immediate Ng4 by Black after f4
11:06 5) Transposing to Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo
12:38 Key idea of punishing the Bg4 pin

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  1. Wow! I am a bishop openerer and now I get a late Christmaspacel! Thanks a lot Igor! 😊👍🎅

  2. And when black does the Sicilian defense followed by d6??!

  3. Igor, I like the pace of your commentary. Some chess commentators go too fast making it hard to follow them.

  4. "hey all…"

    Hearing Igor's excellent, mildly accented colloquial English really brightens my day.

  5. 12 mn 05 s : Fe6 au lieu de Fg4. Les Blancs ne gagnent pas.

  6. Im testing this openning with 1100 bot and got a 100% ACCURACY game. lol. it's nothing to win a game vs bot, but 100% accurcy is a 1st, thats fun.
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qxd4 Qe7 6. O-O c6 7. Re1 d5 8. Nc3 dxc4 9. Nxe4 Bf5 10. Nd6+ Kd8 11. Rxe7 Bxe7 12. Nxf5+ Kc7 (12… Kc8 13. Nxe7+ Kc7 14. Bf4#)

  7. You make this opening seem simple, yet artistic. I love this opening and I aim to memorize all of it 👏 👏 👏

  8. Thank you so much for your wonderful videos. My chess game was stuck because I wasn’t learning and because of you and your videos I find myself learning and improving. You are an excellent teacher and I wish you all the success.

  9. Can anybody point to me the video in which he explains the middle fork trick with the pawn? I saw it once and have been playing it but forgot the lines. Just need to watch it again, thanks

  10. Why shouldn’t you double the speed so nobody will be able to follow you?😊

  11. Thank you so much just because of you I reached from 600 to 1000 elo
    Edit: Now I am 1500!

  12. hey guys, does this opening only work for white? or is it possible to play something kind of similar with black?

  13. I finally got someone to fall completely for the first one-He resigned after QG8! He must have known BH6 was coming-I reviewed the game and found i scored 100! in accuracy! LOL

  14. Well I must say I'm now an 1860 blitz on lichess and 1900 on classic well ur videos are much better than buying a book im not financial owk now but when I'm oek I wanto pay for ur classes 🎉

  15. Hi Igor. You show informative techniques, I always enjoy your tutoring. One little thing, could you please position your microphone a little closer to yourself. I have checked my volume controls and they are ok. Sometimes the audio is too low when narrators talk, but at other times some narrators are too loud, so maybe the microphone is at a wrong distance? Thank you, regards, Tibor.

  16. None of my games end up looking like this , what a waste of an video

  17. Leave it to a GM to predict beginner moves

  18. I wish it goes the way you analyze it..

  19. Oh mon dieu, ur explanation is magnificent! Will tweak it depending on different situations cheers

  20. If my opponent knew me and I was up a rook and a pawn they still wouldn't resign!! Lol 😂😂

  21. instead of taking the pawn with the black horse what happens if the black bishop takes the pawn on F2 and gives check to the white king ?

  22. Why resign so early? I’ve seen many opponents make blunders as well as made blunders myself when the game should have been in hand. Make your opponents play it out

  23. All i wanna know is how to play with stupid players who are playing not good moves and turns out to become really good moves because it is actually so bad that turns out to be great

  24. I have tried these Bishop openings against at least 30 different level opponents and have never come across one that plays the key moves thats needed as shown in these tactics. Sometimes they may do the first two or occasionally three moves but never the rest that enables me to complete any of these 5 openings. Are the levels of the opponents that make the moves you show under 800 rating. Because no opponent over 1200 rating plays the suggested moves.

  25. Sorry i'm just don't understand. I don't see How this is good.

  26. When you played f5 then black can play q h4 + if g3 then bf2+ and g3 then? White losses

  27. Everyone I played must have seen your videos because non of them works when I use them strategy.

  28. What of the knight get back to g6? And did not take the bishop

  29. this is all speculation, no one moves like that.

  30. Can you make a video about how to punish bishops opening

  31. Your explanation is just amazing and helpful🤗

  32. In the 1st example, instead of Nd6 if Qe7 defends. Pls show veriation..

  33. GM is speaking too quick to follow and learn it

  34. That is not check mate pawn 3 to queen opens escape for king

  35. Thx it works rael good,(France devence) wonderful

  36. There are A LOT Of holes in this offense, sorry.

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