3 Deadly TRAPS to Win in 6 Moves [Works up to 1800 ELO]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the 3 lethal traps in the Scotch Gambit that can help you target Black’s vulnerable square f7 and secure a victory within just 6 moves.

These tactics are particularly effective at lower to intermediate levels of play, up to 1800 ELO. By implementing these strategies, you’ll be able to achieve quick checkmates and celebrate those juicy victories on the chessboard.

The Scotch Game chess opening arises after the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4. And, the Scotch Gambit arises after 3…exd4 and White doesn’t take it back with 4.Nxd4. Instead, White plays 4.Bc4 or 4.Ng5.

► Chapters

00:00 Target the f7-square & WIN in 6 moves!
00:15 Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit
00:27 Trap-1: 4.Ng5, 72% Win Rate
02:09 Trap-2: 4.Bc4 Bc5, Haxo Gambit
05:18 Trap-3: 4.Bc4 Nf6, Dubois Réti Defense
06:28 Winning position in 6 moves!
08:23 If Black plays 5…Ne5
09:36 Puzzle of the day: Can you find the winning move?
10:23 ROOKie error (pun intended)

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  1. Hi Smirnov, just want to point out that the picture of 'Durgesh' that you've used in your video is actually not his but one of Durgesh's closest friends Sushrutha.

  2. It's really good tactics for Blitz and bullet games. But neither one of this will work playing classical and rapid .nowdays Even 700 elo players are highly aware about this traps..if they got some time to think about next 2or 3 moves. Every time you will be failed with all 6 moves ideas.

    But it is good for 3 minute or 1 minute games. Because opponents overlook the possibilities of quick mates..to maintain the time advantage.

  3. at 1:47 if they play knight e5 to block, there's no way to checkmate and it's a draw by repetition

  4. Can u please make climb rating content using bishop opening with white or rousseau gambit with black?


  5. At 1:27: Black can block the Queen by moving the pawn to g6. Than what?

  6. 4:00 same is possible in the Evans Gambit except you having a pawn b2 and you're not castled

  7. In the first position, I'd be a little worried about 5…d5. Do I have enough compensation for the knight after that move?

  8. I forget every trap on board ..my body shakes and hand shivers 😂😂

  9. 9:17 why not Qween to f3? The knight can't go to f6 because of the pwan and we are threatening to checkmate in the next move! if black Qween comes to e7 then I can simply grab that knight!

  10. As a player who prefers to play black, I admit that I sometimes forget about these nasty traps. Thus I often use semi slav to particularly mitigate white's aggression and just trade pieces and pray I don't get mate in under 10 moves 😂😂😂

  11. Thank you… Wonderfull white attack… But, how can black avoid those traps?

  12. 9:50 Bxf7+, Kxf7, Qf2+, Ke8, and Qxg3(white wins a pawn after all the exchanges).

  13. Igor may not be a super GM but he sure is one of the best chess teachers of our time. You probably can't be both one of the best players and one of the best teachers at the same time, I'm glad he chose the latter. Thank you for your high quality content, your videos always make my day!

  14. I was never able to land the first trap even though it's the first trap I ever learned. However, I decided to give it another shot earlier and I finally landed it

  15. I didn't even believe that someone level of 1800 would really fall for the trap
    Until it happened in my recent game
    My rating is 1450
    And. Opponent rating was 1600

  16. I start the Scotch gambit 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6.

    My experience is it is more likely to be accepted this way.

  17. The first gambit isn't possible. You don't attack the queen with that pawn instead we play pawn to g6

  18. Is there a way to show the scores as the game progresses?

  19. You are easily the best chess teacher on YT, keep up the good work! 🙂

  20. This is what the computer tries to do on chess on the macbook, every single time. I would call that cheating on the computers part, because playing the computer should be more like playing a low level human player, not like playing against a professional who knows how to win from any point.

  21. I used to see these at like 900 rating a couple years ago. I haven't seen them in awhile and I'm 1300 now, but I can guarantee I would not fall for these… But mainly because I've fallen for them before lol

  22. Scotch Gambit trap works even with 2100+ Bullet players.

  23. Your killing me bro I learned Russo from you but you keep bringing it up and the Stafford is opening your hurting my elo 😂😂😂

  24. They don’t play e5 anymore 😢😢😢

  25. After your main line of 1. e4 e5; 2. Nf3 Nc6; 3. d4 ed; 4. Bc4 Nf6; 5. Ng5, 5…Ne5; 6. Bb3 d5 looks like a simpler way for black to defend, combining ideas from both variations. One possible variation is 7. ed Bb4+; 8. c3 dc; 9. bc Bd6 where black is solid enough and probably already for choice. In the final line given with 6…h6; 7. f4 hg; 8. fe Nxe4; 9. Qxd4, an interesting addition here is 9…d5. After 10. Bxd5, the tactical shot 10…Ng3 becomes possible, since Qf2 now leaves the bishop undefended; but possibly even better is 10…Bf5, exploiting the pin along the d file to create counterplay.

  26. You really always come up with a new way to win. I personally think that you’re the best chess teacher of all times

  27. when the knight arrives on g3 we play bishop f7 followed by queen f2 and take the knight on the next move

  28. after night to g5 if he didn't play h6 if he play F6 then what will I do

  29. Always when you present a Trick with white I watch and gob to chess, get 2 – 3 times black ; when you do black I get white. This is very consistent. But i figure this out. Thx Igor.

  30. Great TRAP Igor, thanks a lot! 😊👍♟

  31. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bc4 exd4 5. e5 Ng4 { C44 Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit, Kingside Variation } 6. O-O d6 7. exd6 Qxd6 8. h3 Nf6 9. Na3 a6 10. Ng5 Be6 11. Re1 Be7 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. Nxe6 Ne5 14. Nxg7+ Kf7 15. Nc4 Nxc4 16. Nf5 Qd5 17. Rxe7+ Kg6 18. Nh4# { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

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