The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 | TRAPPIEST Gambit for Black

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🔹The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 – Every Move is a Trap! –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov talks about the most trickiest and trappiest chess opening gambit for Black against 1.e4. It is the Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) from the Italian Game (Giuoco Piano), which happens after the opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit has a lot of tricks and traps along the way which helps Black to win within just 10 moves in these lines. GM Igor Smirnov also answers the most common questions asked by the students, walks through the most common responses of White, and shows you how to punish them.

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00:00 Rousseau Gambit for Black
00:28 General ideas for Black, why 3…f5
02:11 1) If White plays 4.Nc3
02:39 2) If White plays 4.Bxg8
05:52 3) If White plays 4.exf5
09:37 How to find the best moves in any position?
09:57 4) If White plays 4.d3
13:23 Quiz for you: Can you find the best move?

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170 Comments

  1. D4 equalizes for white in the opening after f5

  2. There is something i don’t get…
    @5:08 why is white not moving to H7 ? To me it seems 100% logic to do that ?

  3. Just met this as white for the first time. This is how it went. 4. d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 fxe4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qh5+ Ke7 8. Qe5++

  4. How should Black respond if White were to play the move 4. d4?

  5. White does not lose in all lines. False statement.

  6. I just played this and the opponent resigned in 7 moves

  7. At 10:28 instead of castling white captured my f5 pawn i played d5 but i couldn't know how to continue

  8. What if you push the pawn white play queen e2 to pin the pawn to the king?

  9. Queen G3, because if black takes white's queen, then white can take black's queen with his bishop

  10. When pawn to F5 is played, I’ve captured and then when they push their pawn to hit my knight, I play Queen E2 pinning it, and luckily for me that’s a variation not covered in the video

  11. cant white just take the h7 pawn on 5:06? or am i missing something

  12. What if instead of Bishop to c4, white instead plays b5? I face this a lot with this gambit.

  13. In the iteration of white knight going to g5 and counterattack with black queen and knight….what do you do if the white rook doesn’t take the knight on f2 but instead goes queen e1?

  14. For the White's best move: the pawn from h2 to h4 to attack their queen

  15. I’d like to see a YouTube chess tournament of these YT chess gurus!

  16. It's like a transposition out of the sharpest line of the Latvian Gambit (Greco Counter Gambit). 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f5 3 Bc4. My old edition of ECO doesn't give Nc6 as an option here, people had only tried fxe4 and b5?! So are White's chances best here if he simply allows fxe4 to happen? Ne5 is normally a thematic move in this line of the Latvian, so Nc6 is actually a rather effective counter.

  17. At 9:35 there are interesting alternatives to White's Kxh3. Rg1, Re2 and Qe2 all look plausible ways of stopping the mate on g2. Rg1 fails to the attractive Qg3+ Kh1 Nf2#, a variant of a smothered mate! I think both Qe2 and Re2 are met by Qg3+ Kh1 Rf2! At 7:50 I was wondering if the Greek gift sacrifice of Bh2+ was already possible, followed up by Ng4+. But White's pieces may be just mobile enough to defend, including the QB unlike the corresponding line on the French Defence. 4 d3 looks a more logical continuation, and maybe exf5 can then be tried rather than letting Black get f4 in. And 4 d4 is surely worth consideration, again by analogy with corresponding lines in the Latvian/Greco CG. Overall this is the kind of line where the better prepared player is quite likely to win, especially if they are good tactically.

  18. 5:46 the queen could fully take the pawn on e4 putting king in check. And from what I can tell, with little consequence

  19. My opponents often move their queen to d5 to get an exchange.

  20. 33.30 min. Qe2 shall put the opponent (black) to "open #" and that move is not allowed. Or 0-0 and next Re1

  21. I'm learning the Vienna. Saw this. I figured if I learn both I'll be a master of many lines of similar halves on each side of the board

  22. Au lieu de Cxf5 Cxc6. Est ce que vous avez envisagé cette variante dans l'étude ?

  23. I play this Gambit because of you and can't get enough of these variations

    Don't remember it all but I'm remembering enough to go from 800ish to 1279 and I have playing it… when I play it the move that annoys me most is when the opponent plays Bishop B5 in the opening instead of going for the fried liver type attack

  24. That is nice, but I would like coverage on pxd4. If that is the objective best move for white to play, it would be nice to know what to play to avoid disadvantage.

  25. You forgot about if accept they go to d4 with the knight and if you take they check you with the queen and are up a lot

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