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🔹 7 Best Chess Opening Traps in the English Opening –
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.
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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