Top 5 POWERFUL and UNKNOWN Opening Traps | Ask Me Anything

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 5 most powerful and unknown chess opening traps. These are really sound traps which means that you will play really good moves while setting the trap, so even if your opponent doesn’t fall for the trap, you would still have a great position.

The traps are from a variety of chess openings including the Queen’s Gambit, the Old Benoni Defense, the London System, and more.

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00:00 5 Chess Traps to WIN Fast
00:20 Thank you, 200K subscribers!
00:41 Ask Me Anything & Giveaway
01:44 Trap-1.1: Queen’s Gambit
02:40 Trap-1.2: Old Benoni Defense
04:16 Trap-2: London System
07:20 Trap-3.1: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack
11:26 Trap-4: Against strong opponents
13:36 Trap-5: Against 1…b6

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  1. I m n beginner pls help me how I increase my rating.i stucked at 1250 avg .it look likes that I miss something sometimes I win against 1400-1500rating and sometimes I lose against 700-900 .want to become a good rating player

  2. Sir how can I read chess books they seem confusing and also how can I get a fide ID

  3. Thanks sir I have increased about 600 to my rating in about 1 month

  4. Congrats. You deserve more subs! Thanks for your videos I've improved my gameplays.
    Hope you have more lessons to come ❤❤

  5. Please show a grob opening in GM match…was happened

  6. I like your channel , I hope to get a good plane to develop up. Thank you GM Igor

  7. As a beginner (~1,000 Elo), how would you recommend splitting my learning time? I try and do some puzzles every day, watch videos online (you, Agadmator, Danya, Levy, Rosen, etc) and play matches online. Should I focus more on playing and studying the games afterwards or focus on openings, tactics, etc? What time control(s) would you recommend at my level?

  8. Hello Grandmaster Smirnoff, I wonder what you feel is your best achievement in chess, firstly as a player and secondly as a coach. Thanks for your wonderful videos.

  9. I really like how you explain with simple words many complicated variations.

  10. Your channel easily has the potential to get to 1 million subs .

  11. Watching your lessons in concentrated way. Found amazing.
    Wanna teach my 7yrs daughter to master the chess but she's just statred learning the basics. Can you please provide content for kids too?
    will be much thankful for it.

  12. I do enjoy these more unusual trappy videos; they're not the 'run-of the-mill' traps that some videos show, and they're always entertaining. P.S. I love the cat.

  13. Whats the fastest way to win if you're playing whites and your opponent is mirroring your moves ?

  14. The trouble with all if these options is that my opponent never plays like he’s supposed to.

  15. Hellow I like learn you chess.please make next video mora Gambit.

  16. Practices GM'S do before and during tournaments 🤔

  17. Thank you. I am following ur channel since last few days and the videos are find and extremely helpful. I will b glad if u giveaway that all in one pack to me lol.

  18. How I improved my chess gameplay and get rating 2000+ please guide me thanks

  19. Regrettably too late for the chance to win but, thanks so much for the content. Fantastic job👍

  20. Your strength is not just in your professionalism but your interesting streaming style too 😎👍
    Thank you for your most valuable FREE you tube clips 🤝👌

  21. Thank you Igor for your Giddens, I think my game has improved a lot!

  22. Your videos on chess help me a lot to learn chess openings and tactics.

  23. The Black Lion and The El Shad are very similar Black Defenses: can you describe when you commit to one or the other, thanks.

  24. Sir can you please explain the pirc defense in detail and the traps in pirc defence. Any books do you suggest for pirc defense.

  25. hello Igor, 50 years ago I ve played chess for the last time try to win from my father, now I am 63 yrs old and I ve found a neighbor whom is a good player. I ve try to beat him but its soooo difficult 🙂 how can I win from a pro ? when I have a nice setup he just give some pieces away and destroyed my setup. Kind regards Antonie

  26. Hello Igor, I have always wondered (playing white) if it is a good idea to move Pa3 early to preempt black's bishop or knight from moving there in the future. Would a very early move there change the game significantly? Or would it be a mistake to move there until necessary?

  27. Sir am from the Philippines and I enjoyed your lecture. How much is your super pack books , or your tutorial?

  28. The absolute best and most giving chess teacher on line. Thank you, Sir.

  29. at 10:30 you say checks are over – but what about Qg5+ for white?

  30. You're my favorite chess content creator. My daughter just joined her chess team at school and I am eager to introduce her to your videos. You rock Igor, and have a huge fan in SC!

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