5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Italian Game

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🔹 7 Best Chess Opening Traps –
🔹 Hidden line in the Italian Game –

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Italian Game for both White and Black. The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.

These traps are easy to learn and you can incorporate them in your own games easily. Also, the traps are from the most common and popular lines (and variations) from this opening.

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00:00 5 Best Opening Traps in the Italian Game
00:26 Trap-1: White’s pawns vs Black’s pieces
04:21 Trap-2: Mind-blowing kingside attack
07:00 Trap-2: if White plays immediate Ng5
09:39 Recap of the crushing attack
10:18 Trap-3: Old, smothered checkmate
11:56 Trap-4: Italian Game: Classical Variation
13:59 Can you find the winning move?
14:32 Trap-5: Winning trap for White

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115 Comments

  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 5 Best Opening Traps in the Italian Game

    00:26 Trap-1: White's pawns vs Black's pieces

    04:21 Trap-2: Mind-blowing kingside attack

    07:00 Trap-2: if White plays immediate Ng5

    09:39 Recap of the crushing attack

    10:18 Trap-3: Old, smothered checkmate

    11:56 Trap-4: Italian Game: Classical Variation

    13:59 Can you find the winning move?

    14:32 Trap-5: Winning trap for White

  2. I hope I finally remember these lines! Lol 👍

  3. 11:23
    Ae2?? …
    Its a mistake
    You have to defend with your queen

    Qe2 ….
    Black doesnt have enough pieces to keep attacking, maybe if he had another knight or a tower supporting the attack

    Srry for my english

  4. Qxf7 pinning rook and back rank checkmate with Re8

  5. Igor, what do you think of
    1) The Italian Gambit (4.d4!?) or
    2) The line 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.O-O Nxe4 7.cxd4 … – you did not mention these 2 lines in your video.
    Thanks for your thoughts (or maybe even for another video on these 2 lines?)
    Regards, D.

  6. 12:45 at most they not retreat the bishop but instead push exchange by moving their knight to a5. How to deal with this option

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