5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Center Game. The Center Game is a chess opening after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4, and after 3.Qxd4 Nc6, it pretty much looks like the Scandinavian Defense in reverse.

The best part is that GM Smirnov will share with you the traps for both sides, White and Black. 😊 You can use and implement these traps in your practical games easily. Moreover, you are not only going to see these beautiful games, which are really amazing, but also you will be able to train your tactical vision along the way; Smirnov will show you how you can find such beautiful tactical shots.

Even though the Center Game is not a very powerful chess opening, you can use it from time to time, especially in your blitz games. There are a lot of chances one could fall into these traps!

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  1. Excellent traps I have already downloaded ur previous similar video of 7 best openings traps alongwith 5 best traps agains sicilian defence (both parts) and this will also be going in same important folder keep up the good work Igor 😊😊 ☺

  2. You should check this line out.

    1. e4 e5
    2. d4 e x d4
    3. Bc4

  3. RCA is my favorite chess site. You are doing an amazing job!

  4. It is funny I had one of the 5 shown positions and though I won that game I did not know the corresponding trap and failed to deliver the killer blow. Watch out now guys looking forward to it!

  5. For your next video please speak a bit louder. Couldn't hear a word.

  6. please make a series on pawn structures and how to exploit weakness in them..
    or how to create weaknesses

  7. Sir good combination plz chess book

  8. Always watch out for the knights. Very useful traps. Thanks. Please post some such traps for Alekhine Defence.

  9. This was a really fun video. Knew abt a few of these, a few years ago. Stopped playing. Forgot. Now I'm reminded.

    Also, subbed to new channel.

  10. wrong for trap 2: instead of h2 black pawn taking out the white queen, f2 black pawn can take out queen 8:41

  11. White:*thinking*This idiot will fall for my trap HAHAHAHA

  12. I've beaten stockfish yesterday, opening with e4. check video proof in my channel.

  13. Nice tricks there….big up..gotta try them out..supeeeerb

  14. Wooohoo i liked the tips they're quiet cool being a novice to the game thanks

  15. 6:58 there is also a good move to protect the queen and that is Black Knight to e7

  16. What if the blacks bishop moves in b4?

  17. It is one of the best game that i ever see. Thanks a lott

  18. Ruben Morales Light House ministries says:

    Really good vid ima watch it again thx it will improve my game

  19. Ruben Morales Light House ministries says:

    Can you teach me how to be a faster player

  20. Hi. Even if I am white, I am always under a heavy attack after only a few moves. Can anyone help please?

  21. On 2:34 White can play Qx Q director. If NxQ R D8 checkmate.

  22. Hey mate. This is excellent. Just getting back in to chess after years of not playing. Was only an average player at best but now looking to lift my game. I've viewed a bunch of different chess sites on you tube and there are a few good ones, but the way you explain it really clicked with me. Straight to the point and good, quick ways of explaining the various options. You're an excellent teacher, thanks for taking the time to share. This really does help train my tactical mind.

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