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๐Ÿ”น The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 – Every Move is a Trap! –

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 5 fastest checkmate traps in the Rousseau Gambit. The Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit opening is very tricky and comes with a lot of deadly traps. It is very easy for White to make fatal mistakes and lose the game in the opening stage.

Even advanced-level players struggle to find the best moves in these variations and fall for the traps, as you can see in one of the examples in this video.

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00:00ย Top 5 Fastest Checkmates in theย Rousseau Gambit
00:09 Magnus Carlsen’s opinion on theย Rousseau Gambit
01:33 Trap-1:White’s kingside destroyed
03:58 Trap-2: If White plays 5.Qe2
05:16 Trap-3: If White doesn’t play 4.exf5
07:41 Trap-4: White’s correct response 4.d4
09:20 Even 2500 rated players get trapped!
10:30 Trap-5: Greek gift sacrifice for the win!

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  1. ะ—ะะงะ•ะœะšะ˜ะ says:

    Actually white can go Nd4 after e4 push, have a look at this line

  2. Love playing the Rous. Against d3 I follow the stockfish line of bb4+ and then immediately retreating to e7. And then playing it like a reverse QGD. Iโ€™ve been facing it a signficant ammount so any interesting lines?

  3. I was just playing this opening with my brother to test my memory of the lines. He went Bb3 instead of Bb5, and I followed with the Qg5 plan. Is that how you would have played in this position, and what would be the logical continuation?

  4. This kind of clickbait is leagues above gothamchess even

  5. I really like to hear GM Igor whenever he says โ€œItโ€™s time for your opponent to resign.โ€ It boosts my confidence as a novice. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. I started to play this game winning easely, but the only trouble is about the White play ND4 at 4:26

  7. eh…horsey to d4 and you are toasted…if you take with your horsey, queen will do the damage

  8. how if white push e4-e5 instead of exf5

  9. Wow, this trap is pure poison.
    So much immediate danger!
    Must memorize tricks and try it out.

  10. Sincerely GM Igor Smirnov, i am really trying to figure out a good opening to play as black in these few days. And again your email is suddenly there to give me some answers. Well, I am starting to think that maybe GM is hacking my computer or some sort of wizard that can read my mind. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  11. I found this opening accidentally and played it for months. Loved it. Couldn't really stand up to the opposition once I got to 1600-1700 though and changed to the caro-cann.

  12. ืžื™ืงื™ ื—ื•ืžื” says:

    There is a possibility that you didn't talk about. And it can be critical. What happens if after White makes exf5 and Black makes d4 White Ng1 Black e5 then White can make Qh5+ which is a much stronger move for White. Mickey

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