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.

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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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129 Comments

  1. the solution is Qf5#, cause the bishop is pinned

  2. Qf5!! Missing that bishop pin threw me off at first 😂

  3. I just failed at this for two hours straight when Bc5 black can take f2 if you play that knight

  4. ► 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

  5. Finally your lazy sleeping cat participated

  6. Qf5# Bishop is pinned, so can't take the queen. Difficult puzzle!

  7. In the first variation, why would black not play a5 to defend the bishop instead of moving it?

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