Aggressive Chess Opening Gambit for White After 1.e4 [TRAPS Included]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares his new favourite chess opening gambit for White after 1.e4. It happens in the Scotch Game after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 and White sacrifices another pawn 4.c3, which leads to the Goring Gambit.

White’s idea in this gambit is to achieve a very active position with a lot of attacking opportunities. This aggressive gambit also has a trap that has the potential to defeat the world champion Magnus Carlsen!

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive Goring Gambit, Scotch Game
00:43 Quick & Aggressive Attack by White
02:44 Black’s common response: 5…Bb4
05:00 Attacking from all directions!
06:03 Deadly TRAP against Magnus Carlsen
09:49 Spectacular tactics for the win!

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  1. pawn forward i wont ever play…i prefer from here as white to develop a trap without queen…[never use the queen]…period…i dont use it…until i need a knockout/blackout…the queen IS a trap according to me…she just runs a lot…and waits to signal her men to smash…thats it, thats ALL she does

  2. Hi! I enjoy watching your videos! I’m a blind chess player! Is there a way you could be more descriptive when talking about the moves you are playing? I was just wondering because it would make it easier for me to follow the video.

  3. Hi Igor, 12:01 move pawn capturing Bishop when there is Queen option? Are we sure?

  4. Great video. The only problem is when you beat MC, you will be accused of cheating.
    Was this gambit really named after this infamous Hermann Göring ?

  5. I noticed this gambit is played more in Russian chess games and now I know why! Good video.

  6. Maybe it's because I'm so new to the game… but I have so much trouble seeing pins in game… when I watch these videos I sometimes have to pause and ask why not just take the queen with the pawn, then I see the pin. But I can't see the well enough to set them up. I've been doing a lot of puzzles on Lichess… I'm confused about what the want in half of them. Any recommendations on improving in this area?

  7. I thought the normal line for black, was indeed to take on c3 with the bishop, but to play Qf6 after. No mention of this standard idea, in John Emms book. Otherwise a very good video. Thxs. 👍

  8. Amazing!!! I keep on watching all your videos. i hope you make petroff damiano gambit for black, so many traps too, but not so many video materials made so far.

  9. This opening is my type 😍now I understand what to do

  10. It cannot be said that Gambit is used in Russia

    For example, look at the 2021 World Chess Championship

    Nepo had 4 starts on Lopez out of 6 games (68 percent).

  11. Excited to try this out. Thanks for another great video, bud.

  12. Wow, I tried it out on a higher rated person and this worked despite they pinned my queen knight on the 5th move. It was a hard battle and they fought to end on defend, and succumbed to all my attacks. I'll have to try it on the 2k players next. Do you have a recommendation for a black's opening dominance like this? I never was one for sacking pieces for gain of momentum. I'm going to have to change that point of view. Thanks for this awesome tip!

  13. at 4:19 you play Qb5 and at 11:10 you play Qa4 (otherwise you block the Bishop). Could the 4:19 move also be Qa4?

  14. Sir your videos are great it helps me to gain 2000 ratings in lichess but how I can gain 2000 to 2300. Can you make a video on what have to do after getting 2000 ratings and how to improve more. And a opening video on Catalan. And Thanks for sharing these cool videos.

  15. Wow! Great gambit just won 2 games with it each under 17 moves.

  16. I never see GMs give away two pawns in the opening

  17. Since I saw your video yesterday I have played this gambit 3 o 4 times in blitz and won everytime 😉 Thanks, Igor !!!

  18. 4…d5.

    The trap after 16…Nd2? has been known since Ribli-Imre, HUN 1968.

    When I used to play this gambit I preferred the move order 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 (d5) 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3.

  19. سلام ایگور دوست داشتنی
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  21. I love your videos but in 2:35 black can actully go to f3 with his knight and check white and it could ruin white pawn structure, after that bishop to d6 to prevent the fork, so I think it is better for black than white

  22. Nooo that's actually my favorite blitz weapon, I don't want a lot of people to watch this video and be prepared for it xd

  23. Ooh! 🌟🙏🏽 Love your channel, always learning. Would be a treat to play this line successfully 🤩

  24. somehow Isabel always knows not to play e5 from the very beginning.

  25. It's only the balance in the cosmos that allows a man with the face of a choir boy to in fact be a wolf. Bravo!

  26. Somehow i suspect Magnus would spot this trap and deal with it appropriately 😉

  27. match nicely well to my style of gameplay in chess, since my advantage is the attack that my opponent can barely defend against.

  28. I love your tactics. These are awesome and no one makes and shares them online…..

  29. Wonderful, I have destroyed my opponents mercilessly, now at 1200 as a 1 month beginner.

  30. Wow sir it worked I beat two 1600 players last night. Thanks

  31. Wow sir it worked I beat two 1600 players last night. Thanks

  32. nah it's completely prevent by black playing 6 na5, which is the more common move.

  33. I tried this six times, 12 games, and no black player did move 1 or 3.

  34. This really open lots of threats to Black

  35. Yeah learn the various Gambits like opponents are always fools and you will be the next GM in waiting. Learning chess is to learn the art of defense and offense.

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