The Unbeatable Urusov Gambit – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz lectures on the Urusov Gambit in the Bishop’s Opening. Black had better be careful, or the white Queen and Bishop will be kicking him around.

Nikolay Semenovich Tereshchenko vs Georg Rotlewi, All Russian Amateur (1909): C43 Petrov, Urusov gambit
Yakov Isaevich Neishtadt vs NN, URS simul (1950): C43 Petrov, Urusov gambit
Boris Avrukh vs. Almira Skripchenko, 2001: C43 Petrov, Urusov gambit


  1. I watched 20 minutes then thought I had it memorized, went straight online and got beat 😢

  2. i love playing the goring in otb, but not online.. way to many cheaters to win with the goring, grob or latvian online, but i have never lost a game in otb with any of those 3 openings.. in fact, when i won my state championship by going +5-0=2 i had white in 4 games, played the grob all 4 games and won all 4 games

  3. I came here after Lichess told me 1. e4 e5. 2. Nf3 Nf6. 3. Be4 x. was the Urosov gambit — funny enough, if you put the move order from this game into Lichess's analysis board (i.e., e4 e5. Be4 Kf6. d4 x.) it says this is the Ponziani (which I believe traditionally starts with e4 e5. Nf3 Nc6. c3 x.) I've had a ton of players playing Lichess's "Urusov Gambit" (from the first mentioned line) against me in the 1300 bracket and was looking to learn more about it but now I'm just thoroughly confused. Anybody heard of Lichess mistaking opening names or can point me to where I can learn more about that first line?

  4. U gotta stop showing all possibilities sometimes its so confusing

  5. 15:30 isnt Re1 inaccurate? Isnt taking the pawn with the bisshop right away better?

    Because after Re1 he can castle

  6. According to the internet this will now be called the uwusov gambit. Please adjust title accordingly.

  7. Urusov gambit is similar as nakhmanson gambit

  8. I really love this opening and the multiple possibilities that will happen

  9. Man, if you are in a room full of people during a public lecture and you are responding 95% of the time….Stop.

  10. Is the guy in the audience that's suggesting the moves Greek?

  11. Not unbeatable at all, and I'm including the refutation to this line in my next opening book, which will with all the crap that people are being taught that is causing them to remain 1,000 points weaker than the engines. Chess is on the verge of being solved. Opening theory is leading to well-known endings and some players are on the verge of finding forced drawing lines for Black which means They'll never lose with Black, making it almost impossible to beat them in a match. I mute replies so I won't see them.

  12. Interesting how your playing a game of battle, yet when the kid left the door open he was fearless about it and you were scared? Kinda funny?
    Does that translate that you're a formidable opponent? Just teasing.

  13. Thank you for all of your demonstrated games. I know this is one of the older one, but, I do like it. Here's my dilemma that I really could use some help with. I have played several games against my brother-in-law via texting. I have studied countless games and my opponent rarely has similar moves past the first couple of "standard moves". Frustratingly I study the board for a different avenues but alas I seem to be chasing him & always a step behind. Should I just take a break from the game & then quit playing him :-0? Or do you have some suggestions on how to counter his unconventional moves/playing? were are both about the same playing level… Thank you.

  14. figúrky sú 33 dva v jedne oproti opačne

  15. Ich fände es nicht schlecht, gäbe es solche Vorlesungen an der Uni

  16. I have so much questions😭😂

    19:28 what happens if black plays G6?
    20:14 what if white takes E6?
    20:53 what if black plays King to D7?
    21:27 what would i do as white if the black King moves to E7?

  17. All of the opening Data bases I can find call this the Bishops Opening: Ponziani Gambit.

    The only Urosov Gambit I can find is 3. Nf3

    Not saying you are wrong, but where do I find the most accurate database?

  18. 6:24 – (Aaron Lin enters stage right, leaving the door ajar, fearing neither monsters nor creepy crawlies, promptly prepares notebook, and swiftly writes URU SOV, with proper spelling)

  19. Another chess video that doesn't cover all the angles. In the opening, after the white queen takes the pawn on d4, the black queen can protect the knight by moving e7 and thus protect the d7 square from attack. The knight doesn't have to retreat to f6. From there it's certainly beatable.

  20. Good lecture but don't let audience members take you down rabbit holes with alternate lines.

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  22. Thank u sir jonathan..your videos are very helpful..hope to play a game with you in the future😊

  23. Evil Panda (KillaBzOnAttk, Occultist Gilt) says:

    18:46 I got it…..but only after I got it wrong, like the other gentleman did. so….I lose.

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  25. 11:59 and everyone already forgot the Bxd5 trick. He just told you that trick a second ago and just cause it's a different position/move order everyone already forgot it. But to be fair, even the teacher forgot.

  26. When does the chessable course for this gambit come out?

  27. Stockfish 14 plays 4. qxd4 instead of 4.Nf3, maybe this Line is underestimated

  28. It’s hard to follow your lines. I didn’t hear any comlete thought.

  29. Which website used for analysing those games

  30. Kf8 because of the queen pin … evading the pin

  31. Who is the obnoxious guy who keeps talking out of turn?

    Some people are just undersocialized

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