Powerful Chess Opening TRAP for White | Reversed Sicilian (Tiger’s Trap)

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches you a really powerful chess opening that will scare your opponents – it’s called the Tiger’s Trap! It happens in the English Opening, the Reversed Sicilian to be precise, which happens after the opening moves: 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3.

Here White is aiming to fianchetto the bishop with Bg2 and then castle kingside. Black’s most common responses are 4…Bb4 which is the mainline and also leads to the Tiger’s Trap, 4…Bc5, and 4…d5. And there are some really cool traps in all these variations.

► Chapters

00:00 Chess Opening: Tiger’s Trap in English Opening
01:09 Mainline: 4…Bb4 in English Opening
03:22 Why the name “Tiger’s Trap” chess opening?
03:40 Line-2: If Black plays 4…Bc5
05:22 Line-3: If Black plays 4…d5
07:03 Solve the mate in 1 chess puzzle

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  1. Qf5 checkmate. Bishop can't take cuz of our bishop

  2. White bishop takes black bishop n check mate…

  3. Queen to F5 taking advantage of bishop pin

  4. gave you a thumbs up solely because of your own little tiger you introduced 🙂

  5. I saw rook to A6. I completely missed qf5.. I suppose both work

  6. What about Black rook to 8B When white pawn takes bishop (queen) Black rook or queen takes white queen BLACK is ahead. OR Black rook takes white queen on B3

  7. What if I play the rook to B8 instead of taking the pawn ? No trap it is , correct ?

  8. Sound effect is just to loud…n bs if u ask me other than that not a bad vid

  9. Queen to F5 =check mate

  10. At 3:07 … wouldn’t it just be all around smarter to move the rook to B1 that way if he takes the bishop you take with the queen and then you’re still attacking your opponents Queen on B3.

  11. Qf5#
    rook covers 6th rank,queen now covers the 5th rank,a4 and c4 are covered by the pawn,knight with b4 and finally our bishop pins his bishop to the king.Nice puzzle.

  12. QC4 is the checkmate, not QF5 where king can capture the knight.

  13. Ok so what if at 3:06 my opponent plays rook h8! To block the pawn and a pin kind off to my Queen?

  14. Man black firstly move knight I loose the game

  15. I love the effects when a double attack is made! 😊

  16. QF5 mates in 1. Bxd3, (forced) Ka5, Qc5 mate in 2.

  17. I may be the only one who thinks that queen a6 is the right choice? Or i am wrong?

  18. After 1. C4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Nd5 Nxd5 6. Cxd5 e4 7.dxc6 exf3 and white has a huge lead. 😳 um, Qb3 is pretty sharp and black has nothing

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