Top 6 Checkmate TRAPS | Chess Opening Tricks to Win Fast

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 6 highly effective chess opening traps that lead to a quick checkmate. These traps work both against beginners and advanced-level opponents.

► Chapters

00:00 Top 6 Quick Checkmate Traps
00:09 Trap-1 against the Dutch Defense
00:56 Trap-2 in Two Knights Defense, Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit
02:53 Trap-3 in Two Knights Defense, Fritz Variation
04:00 Trap-4 in Ponziani Opening
06:09 Trap-5 in Rousseau Gambit (Italian Game)
07:35 Trap-6 against Sicilian Defense (Sveshnikov)
09:03 Puzzle of the day: Can you find the win?

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  1. I really have no interest in quick mates. But this was great fun and for the first time, I understood everything a split second earlier than told. Thanks

  2. Queen sacrifice: Qxd4. If Nxd4, then Nf6+ and after Kf8 Bh6#. After Qxe4 there are few other options: nxd5 does not work because of Qxh8#. After o-o Nf6+ Kh8 Nh6+ and after Nxd4 or f6 Bf6#. Qxd4 f5 (even f6) Qh8+ Kf7 Qf6+ and white looses, too

  3. Queen sacrifice xd4. If Black takes, it's mate in two, if not, it's massive loss of material.

  4. Intuition says sacrifice queen on D4, then knight f6+, king moves f8 and h6#.
    But there might be some tricks if they don't capture the queen, but my gut has served me well so far so that's my answer 😀

  5. Your shirt looks like someone tried to capture you with a net

  6. THANKS, Igor, for the videos my chess game has improved with these tactical moves and openings . Much appreciated

  7. Thanks for the content! I notice in the counter attacks for the fried liver, white never has their b knight on c3. I'm assuming the main line is best if they do?

  8. Hey Igor, I really enjoy watching your videos and must tell you are picking up new ideas and bringing them to live! Wish to see to some attacking moves for white even in the main line with … Na5 6. Lb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Le2…..
    Or even a new plan to avoid the main stuff, leading to very hard defensive for a single pawn.
    Greetings from Frankfurt!

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