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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you a deadly chess opening trap for White to win in just 6 moves after 1.e4! These traps occur in the Tennison Gambit which can be used against popular chess openings including the Scandinavian Defense, the Caro-Kann Defense, and the French Defense.

You will also learn how to transpose into this opening trap by playing 1.Nf3 instead of 1.e4. Additionally, you will learn how to use the same opening trap as Black.

► Chapters

00:00 Best Chess Opening Trap to Win in 6 Moves
00:24 Trap in the Tennison Gambit for White
01:18 More Powerful Tennison Gambit Traps
02:14 Trap-1: Tennison Gambit against the Caro-Kann Defense
04:49 Trap-2: Tennison Gambit against the French Defense
06:07 How to make the trap work if Black played e6?
07:02 Puzzle of the day
07:24 If Black does not play h6
09:39 If Black plays Nf6
11:43 Trap-3: Tennison Gambit against the Scandinavian Defense
13:22 Problem with playing 1.e4 (playing 1.Nf3 instead)
14:20 Trap in the Tennison Gambit for Black

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  1. Great video as always….powerful 👌👌👏👏

  2. 7:11 Nxf7, if Qxf7, Bg6 skewering blacks queen. and if they dont take, Nxh8+ wins the rook. Rh7 we take the rook with the bishop

  3. Nxf7. queen can't take . . Qxf7 because Bg6 wins the queen with a pin. Black will lose a rook

  4. dam I play this against the caro and just had a situation earlier today where another opponent fell for the trap and I was thinking good thing this isn't a well known line so not many opponents are aware… and then Igor releases a vid about it lol 😂

  5. is the puzzle knight to h7? Thanks for your great videos!

  6. Pawn can take bishop, the king remains parked next to the queen.

  7. This system also exists in the Alapin Sicilian. KaspaChess has a video on it. There is also an ICBM trap in the Levenfish variation of the Sicilian, but it works more similarly to the trap from the Englund Gambit where the bishop takes the f pawn directly.

    In all of these this openings, black should push d4 and enjoy the space advantage. This forces white to figure out how to play a King’s Indian Attack. White’s position is not quite as bad as in the Hector Gambit or Scorpion-Horus Gambit, but I still abandoned this system because black can play d4.

  8. Maybe the best video from this channel. Hats off

  9. Interesting, but firstly if white does go 3.d3 in the French, few players will take the pawn, since they will assume its a Kings Indian Attack and go …c5 or something like that. And secondly if black does accept the gambit, then if black takes both pawns, after 4.Ng5 exd3 5.Bxd3 black can play 5…Be7 instead of 5…h6, embarassing white's knight. Then black emerges with an extra pawn and a good position.

  10. The extra trolling variation!

  11. Excellent video, as always Igor. However, you misspoke at 3:54 claiming checkmate. It actually is just sacrificing a knight for a rook.

  12. Nxf7 wins either the Queen (after Qxf7 Bg6 Qxg6 Qxg6 „best“ deal for black) or Rh7 (Bxh7). Even g6 does not work: Bxg6 and theads all around!

  13. Kxf7 …Qxf7 Bg6, pinning the Queen to the Kind and winning it. And if the Queen doesn't take back, well free rook with Nxh8. Is that correct ?

  14. Nxf7 because if Qxf7 then Bg6 pins the queen to the king

  15. You sacrifice the knight by capturing the f7 pawn, and while the black rook is threatened, black has to capture it with the queen. Bishop goes on g6 and the queen is pinned

  16. Nxf7 if Q captures then falls from Bg6 pin

  17. Very naive approach, even on 1200-1400 range on lichess people are more likely to defend pawn with bishop to f5 rather than knight to f6, and it's all over.

  18. @7:17 puzzle. Nxf7
    Nxf7 Qxf7, Bg6 white wins
    Nxf7 pg6, Bxg6 white wins

  19. I actually fell to the Tennison gambit. So I know it works. lol.

  20. You make it sound so easy for white to win in that black is a queen down for two minor white pieces. But it is very difficult for white to win even if you're a grandmaster!

  21. I am one of those players who fell for it 😂

  22. Thanks Igor: especially for counting the “hit and miss” scenarios. Thats where I fail most of the time, not knowing the correct continuation if they don’t fall for it.

  23. Best chess content, most would like to know person. This nerd has become v cool

  24. Sigh. There's a rather obvious refutation of the Tennison vs. the Scandinavian. Black simply doesn't take on d3 and plays h6 instead, i.e. 1. e4 d5 2. Nf3 dxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. d3 h6 and now what? White has nothing better than Nxe4 after which black can force the queens off with Nxe4. This is silly – white isn't playing a gambit to reach this position. In fact black has even better alternatives than taking the queens off. Most Scandinavian players know about 4….h6 so don't buy into this nonsense. The root of the problem is 4. d3. The better alternatives Nc3 or Bc4 are however relatively toothless and do not yield any advantage.

  25. i like Georgia but i've only been there once says:

    traps vomit emoji

  26. I think the answer to the puzzle is Nxf7. If queen captures the knight then Bg6 pins the queen to the king. If queen doesn't capture then you would win the rook

  27. That’s why I always decline gambits. Too many possible shenanigans.

  28. For a sec I thought it was scholars mate lol but then ur a GM so Ik it’s not scholars mate

  29. Puzzle at 7. Knight takes f7 taking a pawn and threat to capture rook. Black queen cant take because bishop g6 can skewer the queen. Knight f7 wins a pawn and a rook for free! Plus if you move knight from f7 you gain a tempo by checking the king on e8. I dont see other moves better so f7 knight.

  30. I used that in the Caro haha it was fun! It doesn't have a name in the Caro, maybe you could call it the Breyer?

  31. I play Chess Titans Level 4, playing as white against the computer. With the 35 basic principles, I can win 99 percent of the time. However, when I use your tactics; I lose 100 percent of the time. I end up playing hope chess where I hope it will make those mistakes & allow me to win. Upload a video of you playing Chess Titans Level 4 as white & lets see you make those tactics work. In particular your tactic against the french defense which Chess Titans Level 4 uses.

  32. 07:02 Puzzle of the day
    Nxf7, if Qxf7; then
    Bg6 pins black Queen. Qxg6
    Qxg6+ …
    White wins black's queen and f pawn for a kNight and lite-square bishop!

  33. My only problem is that none of my opponents falls for these traps … 😪

  34. Why do you show only the WORST moves for Black and not the best defense? Oh, wait if you would your videos would become dull! But still better than they are now!

  35. I always play black to let my bf have a winning advantage.. and our games are often cut short because of those exact moves you showed as black 😂 I find myself learning very little from every chess video online. Maybe soon I’ll tread lightly into tournaments. Although I do love your videos! This was a good one. 🎉

  36. I really loved the humiliate your opponent part, if I'm ever playing this gambit I'm making sure to make use of it lol.

  37. What's happen if in tennison gambit black first get out of knight.

  38. Please make a video gambit for black and tips and tricks.

  39. what happens if when you play d3 black plays h6?

  40. QUITELY fine moves !!! Great… mentor guides sir… 💥✌️

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