Most Common Chess Opening MISTAKE | Key Tactical Pattern

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you the most common chess opening mistake ever. This opening error has been played in more than 2.4 millions of chess games!

You will learn how to avoid making this opening mistake yourself and how to punish your opponents when they make this most common opening mistake.

It happens in one of the most common chess opening positions after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4. It also happens in other openings – therefore, you simply have to remember this key, common tactical pattern to punish this blunder!

► Chapters

00:00 Most common chess opening mistake EVER!
00:29 This mistake happened in 2.4M+ games
02:10 Winning position for Black
03:23 If White plays 6.Bb5 instead of 6.Bxd5
05:36 If White plays 5.Bxf7+ instead of 5.Nxe4
08:39 White’s best response
09:44 Same tactical pattern for White
10:10 Tricky move 3.Be2, setting the trap

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  1. Is there any approach you can take that helps you see what are obvious tactic patterns that one sometimes miss. Like there must be obvious other patterns that are quite obvious that people commonly become blind Freddy for. Any advice coach Igor

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  4. So how do you develop your bishops without this vulnerability as well?

  5. 6:57
    Not d3?
    Better 1.c3!!
    And after 1…e4?
    2. Knxe4! dxe??
    3. Qb3# white win.

  6. Brilliant. I tried it first game, but lost on time but would of won if i had of had a few game under my belt

  7. Thanks for the best video and knowledge 🔥

  8. Noob question: Why not just move pawn to h3 when bishop pins the knight to queen? Is the pawn structure that valuable?

  9. Of course, the problem is that after 1 e4 e5, 2 Nf3 Nc6, 3 Nc3 Nf6, 4 Bc4 Nxe4, is that white can throw in 5 Bxf7+ … removing the bishop from the fork, and after 5 … Kxf7, 6 Nxe4 and black only has material equality, but has lost the right to castle and is missing the f-pawn.

  10. In 2:51 minutes of the video what if queen side knight retreats to it's old position 😒

  11. At 5:35 you say "and it is still completely over for white". How is it over? The queen and rook defend one another…

  12. You helped me by telling this trick.This trick will be useful for my upcoming games.

  13. Excellent many thanks. I’ve been in that position before and made a mess of it!😂

  14. The tactical pattern is just amazing 🔥
    Please make a video on "How to crush the French Defence as White" 🙏 🙏

  15. what about: 6.Bd3 dxe4 7.Bxe4 Nd4 8.Nxd4 exd4 ?

  16. I can confirm that this trap is the one that most players fell for.
    I did it to a lot of players and it I really enjoyed it! Thanks to you!

  17. 9:06 there is a barbarian attack variation there. Instead of taking the knight, you can play f5, which is not the best move, but your opponents will be so much surprised.

  18. I think this channel is gonna grow very quickly

  19. Your English pronunciation leaves a lot to be desired

  20. People don't flip the board enough. It makes sense to teach both sides of an opening.

  21. I love your commentary and teaching skills. THANK YOU!!!!!😇

  22. What if before taking the Black Knight by White Knight, take the Pawn first by Bishop and Check the King… To lose the Castling….

  23. The first one isn't too bad. I bet even a game between strong players would continue.

  24. I play Nb4 after Bd3 instead of rushing to capture the knight because I always have e4 if the knight moves (forking the 2 pieces)

  25. I have learnt a lot from your videos and improved a lot in my games

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  27. What if they play like a reverse Stafford gambit

  28. Can that be used in other openings other than the 4 knights? If yes, that would make for a great follow up video.

  29. NOT a mistake. It's a completely viable way to play the position, It's no worse than 4.d4 or 4.Bb5. You just have to know how to follow up.

  30. this is…the "classic bishop opening"…the move is not to be made on move 4…bring it out on move 2…and bash into the kingside…then have at it

  31. I love this tactic but inevitably I will now go play chess and no one will move their bishop out to c4!

  32. 8:40, or spot the error and don’t take the pawn, instead moving bishop back to e2 or b3

  33. I disagree. as a king's gambit player, LIVE for Bxf7+ followed by Ne5+ or Ng5+ and throwing my queen in for rapid attacks. i hate NOT being able to play Nf3 & Bc4. not gonna listen to ya! NOPE! letting your opponent pawn fork you is lazy. I'm a tactician. i see THAT, if not positional nuances.

  34. If you listen to this without looking at the video, doesn't he sound just like garry kasparov?

  35. Thanks for this great video!! Some of my opponents are older players, and they always play E4-E5. I am looking forward to chess club tonight!😂

  36. Still watching and learning and winning more games!!! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO PROMOTE THE GAME OF CHESS!!!!😇

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