Chess Openings: Tricks and Traps #12 – Queens Gambit Accepted Traps

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An explanation of the Queen’s gambit – an opening which has become the name of a very popular Netflix TV show in 2020. The “Queen’s Gambit” is an American drama television miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, starring Anya Taylor-Joy. It was created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott and released on Netflix on October 23, 2020. It is also the name of a very important opening which has some important chess traps to understand within it.


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Info about Queen’s gambit Netflix show

The Queen’s Gambit is a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy named Beth Harmon from the age of nine to twenty-two during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional issues and drug and alcohol dependency. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds into the 1960s.[3]

Cast and characters
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, the young adult competitive chess player who is determined to become the greatest chess player in the world
Isla Johnston as young Beth
Annabeth Kelly as five-year-old Beth
Bill Camp as Mr. Shaibel, the custodian at the Methuen Home for Girls who taught Beth how to play chess
Moses Ingram as Jolene, a fellow orphan at the Methuen Home
Christiane Seidel as Helen Deardorff
Rebecca Root as Miss Lonsdale[4]
Chloe Pirrie as Alice Harmon, Beth’s deceased birth mother
Akemnji Ndifornyen as Mr. Fergusson
Marielle Heller as Mrs. Alma Wheatley, who with her husband Allston adopted Beth as a young teenager
Harry Melling as Harry Beltik, a friend and one of Beth’s competitors in Kentucky
Patrick Kennedy as Allston Wheatley, Alma’s husband and Beth’s estranged adoptive father
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Townes, a fellow chess player for whom Beth develops an unrequited love
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts, a friend and one of Beth’s major competitors
Marcin Dorociński as Vasily Borgov, the Russian world champion chess player and Beth’s fiercest competitor


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  1. Hey at 5:52 with white's crushing move i know this isn't along the lines how you go but what if white plays rook takes bishop on a-6,  knight takes rook, queen takes pawn check, queen blocks the check on d-7, white queen takes rook check, black queen back to d-8 and white takes the a-7 pawn?

  2. when my opponents used to play these kind of opening, after d4 I respond with Nf6 leading with either Indian defense or Nimzo. For example, after responding Nf6, surely c4 for white then I will respond either g6 or e6. In these game, I will prefer e6 for Nimzo defense. After e6, most white players will surely response with Nc3, then black followed by Bb4 pining the Nc3.

  3. Kingcrusher never actually states in this video that Queen's Gambit Accepted includes many perfectly acceptable openings for black, as long as black does not try to hang on to the c4 pawn. So he's obviously right that it isn't a true gambit, but for those who haven't seen this opening, I still think it's worth mentioning that QGA is fine (though much less common than Queen's Gambit Declined).

  4. I always wonder what the dilberts who gave this video a thumbs down were thinking – then again, they must be incapable of lucid thought. 🙁 Great video and I have won many games with these traps!

  5. At time 4:42 if black pawn will be move on C6 then queen's gamebit will fail.So, at that point what next we have do for queens gamebit

  6. I recently started playing QG. useful tips! I've actually had two people kind enough to play ..b5 so far 🙂

  7. Thanks. You showed most ways white ca n win w Qeens gambit accepted in <8'.

  8. what do you play if you don't play d4? The video is very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to do it!

  9. Finally after sifting through countless videos this one is fully explained and, understandable. i am now a subscriber.

  10. I play the Queen's Gambit all the time and you would be surprised how often black falls for this trap, especially below the 1500 level.

  11. I actually got a lot out of this. Thanks much!

  12. Pawn to E3 stops you from bringing out your bishop though. I find it quite a frustrating if they accept lol

  13. I'm a total beginner, so bare with me please. At 4:42, wouldn't knight A3 be a good move too? It threatens both the bishop and the pawn.

  14. I like the interaction and your taste in books sir. Useful tactic and some fine advices, thank you!

  15. I'm only a 1200 player and an 1173 player wouldn't bite with the trap. Black wasn't trying to hold on to his pawn, he followed up with a Pe6 to bring out his bishop to attack my white Queen.

  16. At 1:40, he suggests white attack the bishop with knight to G5– what if black decides not to cooperate with H6?

  17. sir the video was awesome. I found it really useful. And the best part is it was easy to understand. You speed of explaining is so good. Subscribed to your channel and pressed the bell icon after watching this video. And thanks for this video.

  18. What if at the start of the process black just trades the bishop for the knight?

  19. I thought it was the very definition of a gambit – to trip up the opponent.

  20. Queens gambit accepted: (threaten the player to play losing moves)

    1.d4, d5
    2. c4, d5xc4 (queens gambit accepted, black opponenet loses position, "never attack before making ur self first undefeatable")
    3. e3, Be6 (not very good, not to win a pawn but play positionally)

    4. Kf3, Kf6

    5. Kg5 (attacking opponent bishop), knight the king side , bd5

    6 e4 (forcing opponent bishop to go back), bc6

    7. (Allowing our bishop to take their knight) bxkc4..


    3. e3, b5 (oponent trying to maintain a pawn chain, not beyond defeat)

    4. a4 (trying to collapse the pawn chain, undermine it) , a6

    5. a4xb5 (black cannot a6xb5 because he is exposing his a8 rook to be taken by our a1 rook)

    4. a4, c6 (technical liability, unprotected pieces)

    5. a4x b5, C6x b5

    6. Qf3..(threatening RH8)

  21. it doesn't work any reasonably good player knows this trap use

  22. Could your video have ended with what is the next best move for black in Queen's Gambit Accepted? I get the point that Black should avoid

  23. Ty i finally beat my dad
    Now i feel so goood

  24. what if uses qd7 to protect bishop on b5…

  25. What if after a4 then black on Ba6?

  26. Reminds me of that famous Harmon V Borgov game in the 60's..

  27. Interesting for sure but I would like to challenge the idea of what can black do to avoid such an arrangement? Certainly black should have been more cogniant of his or her play but I want to know if black can get out of his terrible situation. Also I do not consider this as cheating, it is education, learning, novices developing their skills. Only progressive liberals would whinge so badly.

  28. Chess Analysis 64 تحليل الشطرنج ٦٤ says:

    Thanks a lot Kingscrusher excellent understanding. Just subscribed to your channel.

  29. Instead of nc3 and hoping he goes Ba6, can’t I just play Bxc4? With ideas of Qa4+ and winning the bishop

  30. 4:08 Some 2000s on lichess fall for this trap. It's amusing. 😂😂😂

  31. I knew there was a good reason alpha zero favors this opening with white! I appreciate your analysis and will use it in my own games<3

  32. These are real videos unlike the new ones, it just shows the chessboard and the commentary, although extensive, is absolutely rich with chess knowledge. I really don't like the current style where you see the guy on the screen and all the promotion for clicks and subscribe, unlike those videos these are almost therapy

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