The BEST Chess Opening TRAP Against 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will be sharing with you how you can win the majority of your games when you are playing Black. This happens after the White’s first move 1.e4, which is the most-commonly played opening move.

The opening variation I’m showing in this video happens in the Two Knights Defense, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. And when your opponent tries to attack you with 4.Ng5, you can set a really tricky trap by playing 4…Nxe4, which is called the Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit.

It may seem like you are just giving away the game, because White can grab your knight with 5.Nxe4, or play 5.Nxf7 delivering a fork, or take the f7-pawn with their bishop giving a check to your king.

BUT, White loses in almost all of the lines when they play the most natural moves in this trap. Most of your opponents are probably unaware of this trap and this gives you a great edge over them!

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00:00 Win as Black against 1.e4
00:21 Two Knights Defense
00:39 Weird trap?!
02:13 Do you the name of this gambit?
02:58 Evil laugh, crazy sacrifice!
04:48 Recap of the line
06:36 White’s most common reply
08:13 Final line: Bxf7+
10:25 Novelty move
11:23 Black destroys White 

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440 Comments

  1. You end up with "a totally winning position" he says. He's never seen me play. Phrases like "win the game easily" are disproven by me all the time. Hah! Seriously, GM Smirnov makes awesome videos. I watch and rewatch them, and always learn something new. I hope some of his lines sink it, since when I think I know a particular line well, my opponent plays something entirely different.

  2. I've heard it referred to as the dark knight gambit.

  3. Nxe4 idea is wonderful, Nd5 if they bring queen out very nice idea!

  4. That smile at 3:18…gosh…made my day👍🤣🤣❤❤❤👌

  5. Amazing tactics but somehow the bishop f7 is somehow feels risky and uncomfortable but I will work on it

  6. misses pincer movement, after black chooses between knight or bishop in centre. If white's Queen was on G4 and white still had knight on E4, the latter could check black and take his Queen.

  7. But what can white do when black plays Knight e4?

  8. min. 5,38 what happens if white plays Qe2 instead of Qf3, if Nd4 g3, black Queen moves, QxNe4.
    If gxQh4, NxQe2, NxRh8,NxBc1,d3
    Thanks for any explanation/correction

  9. awesome video! direct to the point 😉

  10. What about Queen e2 after the horse moves to f2?

  11. I think there's a flaw at 7:18. Instead of white pawn to g3 why not white knight d6 check after black rook moves threatening white knight? Knight would be taken because of check, then queen takes black rook. Checkmate utilizing white bishop. ❤😊

  12. Aat 2:20 the name of the trap was mentioned. Does anyone know the proper name for this trap? Thanks

  13. this is called the Ponziani-Steininz Gambit, but it fails after Bxf7+ Ke7 d4 and now if Nxg5 white has Bxg5+, huge skewer and after Kxf7 black loses the queen

  14. Your video are the most interesting chess videos on Youtube!

  15. Igor, this is wonderful stuff. Can you please post a video how to defend the scotch Gambit as black. The tips and tricks in it ?? Thank you in advance

  16. I wonder why nobody upload proper video series on mainlines and its variations and proper play for rated fide tournaments.

  17. ► Chapters

    00:00 Win as Black against 1.e4

    00:21 Two Knights Defense

    00:39 Weird trap?!

    02:13 Do you the name of this gambit?

    02:58 Evil laugh, crazy sacrifice!

    04:48 Recap of the line

    06:36 White's most common reply

    08:13 Final line: Bxf7+

    10:25 Novelty move

    11:23 Black destroys White

  18. I can not stress enough how great full I am for your video.
    An opponent of mine typically plays the bishop opening, of course I'm looking for new ways to counter his opening

  19. holy shit this is great! and that was a funny evil laugh 😀

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