Deadly Chess TRAP to Win in 8 Moves! [Tricky Gambit Opening]

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🔹 Tennison Gambit (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) | Chess Trap for White –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a tricky chess opening gambit for White. It’s called the Tennison Gambit which happens after the opening moves 1.e4 d5 2.Nf3 sacrificing the e4-pawn.

Although it occurs in the Scandinavian Defense in most cases, it may also transposition from other openings. In fact, you may even force/trick your opponents into the Tennison Gambit from other openings (as explained in this video lesson). One such example is the transposition from the Reti opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.e4.

This is an aggressive chess opening that has a lot of deadly tricks and traps. Most of your opponents will fall for the early queen trap which allows you to win the game in less than 10 moves!

► Chapters

00:00 Deadly Chess Opening Gambit for White
01:07 1) If Black plays 4…exd3
01:52 Do NOT make this mistake!
03:42 Tricking your opponent into Tennison Gambit
05:55 2) If Black plays 4…Bg4
07:12 3) If Black plays 4…Bf5
08:51 Key tactical shot to remember
09:30 4) If Black plays 3…Bf5
11:14 Black’s strongest reply

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  1. Nc6???? We just retreat now when they play h 6? lol

  2. I played this opening the moment I watched you do it and I got two brilliant moves thanks so much im playing tennyson gambit every game as white!!

  3. ► Chapters

    00:00 Deadly Chess Opening Gambit for White

    01:07 1) If Black plays 4…exd3

    01:52 Do NOT make this mistake!

    03:42 Tricking your opponent into Tennison Gambit

    05:55 2) If Black plays 4…Bg4

    07:12 3) If Black plays 4…Bf5

    08:51 Key tactical shot to remember

    09:30 4) If Black plays 3…Bf5

    11:14 Black's strongest reply

  4. Like video sahabat 👍 terus berkembang channel nya

  5. 2:40 Oh no Gothamchess. Send this to Gothamchess. This is big mistake

  6. Our opponent is also watching this video🤣🤣

  7. Gotham chess is a weak chess master , and does not deserve much chess following , his followers probably think that it is Harry Potter channel or something , that they are following .

  8. Hi Igor Smirnov been following you for 5 years. Please say hi or like my comment

  9. All tricks are bullshit in real game😂🤣

  10. Can you please dispense with the sound effects?

  11. Отличный контент, спасибо. Здорово смотреть на англ

  12. Its not the right name, the right name is "Intercontinental ballistic missile gambit" aka "ICBM gambit" 😀

  13. Been playing all morning hoping to do this but no one ever takes the bait

  14. Maybe some people like to spend time remembering all kind of counters in hope their opponents react in some predictable way, however that's not the way most people play — yes, some will devote hundreds of hours memorizing countless of moves — but what does that really do to the fun factor – which is why the vast majority play? At sub 1000 play -this kind of stuff is irrelevant – and those who aspire higher also can and should expect so many other reactions……and you need to be creative enough to respond to those…

  15. Wow, a Reti transposing to a Tennison gambit! Quite ingenious. I have to say, this is one of the better and more entertaining chess channels out there.

  16. Fantastic, now I’ll wait a few years when people forget about this opening and start playing it xD

  17. It's almost unreal how a 2400 IM (i. e. Gotham chess) could recommend a straight-forward blunder like that Qxc7). It simply exposes the (pretty) big difference in level between an IM and a proper GM like Igor.

  18. What is the name of the orange cat? He is a major player in your vids as well.

  19. Wow…what a wonderful move…you are a genius and great master💪👏👌thanks for your lesson and great Tipp

  20. Ukrainian? 🇺🇦

    I started learning to play chess almost two weeks ago.

    So far, love it.

  21. at 9:23 how is that checkmate? Can't black move their queen to e8 then when you check with queen on f7 they take your queen with their queen? I'm brand new btw so please explain since I may be blind! thank you

  22. Igor, enjoying your new animated graphics?

  23. love your videos, always very instructional! Love the transposition ideas also. I do feel like I need to point out that when black doesn't play h6… the whole plan just fizzles out. And like literally almost every logical move for black is winning This is the case in most of these gambits except more complex ones like the smith morra gambit…

  24. The problem is unfortunately that too many big names have made these lines known. So they don’t really work anymore.

  25. I appreciate the fact you get right into the lesson. Thanks for the vid

  26. I got mate in 7 moves on my first attempt playing this on bullet. Bishop defended pawn and then he took the bishop missing the check mate. lol.

  27. Oh come on stop bullying Levy Guy's, fact is that he's better than everyone in this comment section and also he's just human, we all make mistakes, he's still a great teacher tho I like Gotham ✊✊✊

  28. You haven't covered what to do if opponent moves Kc6 as this creates a problem with capturing the queen after checking the king with the bishop, you capture the queen and the Knight on C6 can capture your queen

  29. Actually after watching loads movies of this GM my rating dropped from 1k to 800 around. I do not understand myself 🙁

  30. The first game after this video I got black in the gambit 😂😂 and won against the highest rated player I've played in rapid.

  31. At 1:00 what do you do as white when after playing D3 black plays H6?

  32. @ 9:25 “And nothing can stop the checkmate” Well that’s not completely accurate. Qxe6… black has at least two moves. … Ne5 discover attacks the queen with the bishop on c8 and guarding f7, After QxN then Ne8 and if the Q resumes attack on the a1 diagonal and the bishop doesn’t take the Knight then follow up with N to d6 and the queen bishop check mate is stopped for now. Though as you say White is still completely winning. The other move is …Qd8 and sacrifices the queen.
    Thanks for these video I really enjoy them.

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