Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Jaenisch Gambit Against the English Opening!

Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Jaenisch Gambit Against the English Opening!

The Jaenisch Gambit starts off with the following moves:

1. c4 b5

The English Opening is a top tier chess opening for white that can give a Sicilian Defense structure but with an extra tempo. However, how can we as black play against the English Opening? There a many common moves but one way to take your opponent by surprise is by playing the Jaenisch Gambit! The Jaenisch Gambit is a fun chess opening for black that can help you use chess opening tricks and traps to win games fast. In this video, we cover the chess opening theory, chess opening ideas, chess opening traps, chess opening tricks, chess opening principles, and chess opening strategy behind the Jaenisch Gambit. Just as many enjoy the Wing Gambit or Delayed Wing Gambit against the Sicilian Defense, we are playing a similar system against the English Opening. The Jaenisch is a fun chess opening for beginner chess players, as it makes the chess player chances to use creativity and flexibility in how they approach the opening and middlegame. It is one of the most underrated chess openings for black against the English Opening – putting tactics, moves, strategy, tricks, traps, ideas, principles, and theory at the forefront. The Jaenisch Gambit is also a rare chess opening that will definitely take your opponent by surprise and help you get a good game. In this video we give beginner chess tips and beginner chess strategy in reviewing this fun chess opening for beginners. By playing an opening like this, you can learn how to play chess with initiative and hyperdynamic play. Trying out different chess opening systems is always fun and can expand your view of the game. We hope that whether you are trying to find a counter against the English Opening, or just having fun checking out new chess openings, we hope you enjoy learning how to play the Jaenisch Gambit against the English Opening!

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  1. I'm seeing a few similarities to the Benko gambit with white having those a and b pawns and black the open files.Looks fun but not for the faint hearted!

  2. Why isn't this video showing up in your uploads?

  3. Eric Schiller: "An opening gambit so bad that it belongs to the bottom of the sea" – The halibut gambit.

  4. I remember looking at lines in with opening with Nxa6 instead of Bxa6 which as far as I can tell hasn’t been played at master level. There’s a lot of interesting looking moves in this line where if white plays d4 trying to take the centre at some poin then responding with c5 with lines which lead to either slight advantages either way or 0.00 positions.

  5. This is kind of like the Wing Gambit in the Sicilian and/or French.

    Thanks, I'll try this!

  6. Interesting, have you ever had an opponent use this?

  7. And well done on over 9k subscribers. Not high in comparison with some but you should remember that it's tough out there and many channels never get past a few hundred subscribers.
    All you need to do is throw in a few chess-boxing matches and you'll be a YouTube superstar. 😃 And no, I'm not volunteering to be your opponent!

  8. "And we're just playing chess". Should be your catch phrase.
    Opening is over…..and we're just playing chess….🙂

  9. Oh yeah I’ve kind of studied this before, very weird!

  10. its a reversed wing gambit in sicilain defense. i like that gambit mr solomon thanks.

  11. Currently, trying this in a correspondence site.

  12. I was looking for a response against 1300 rated English opening. This looks perfect.

  13. Does this Gambit share similar ideas with the Delayed Wing Gambit for White against Sicilian?

  14. A Stockfish 3200 played this gambit against Danya bot and it worked against him

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