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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 6 highly effective chess opening traps that lead to a quick checkmate. These traps work both against beginners and advanced-level opponents.

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00:00 Top 6 Quick Checkmate Traps
00:09 Trap-1 against the Dutch Defense
00:56 Trap-2 in Two Knights Defense, Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit
02:53 Trap-3 in Two Knights Defense, Fritz Variation
04:00 Trap-4 in Ponziani Opening
06:09 Trap-5 in Rousseau Gambit (Italian Game)
07:35 Trap-6 against Sicilian Defense (Sveshnikov)
09:03 Puzzle of the day: Can you find the win?

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62 Comments

  1. I really have no interest in quick mates. But this was great fun and for the first time, I understood everything a split second earlier than told. Thanks

  2. Queen sacrifice xd4. If Black takes, it's mate in two, if not, it's massive loss of material.

  3. Intuition says sacrifice queen on D4, then knight f6+, king moves f8 and h6#.
    But there might be some tricks if they don't capture the queen, but my gut has served me well so far so that's my answer 😀

  4. Your shirt looks like someone tried to capture you with a net

  5. THANKS, Igor, for the videos my chess game has improved with these tactical moves and openings . Much appreciated

  6. Thanks for the content! I notice in the counter attacks for the fried liver, white never has their b knight on c3. I'm assuming the main line is best if they do?

  7. Hey Igor, I really enjoy watching your videos and must tell you are picking up new ideas and bringing them to live! Wish to see to some attacking moves for white even in the main line with … Na5 6. Lb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Le2…..
    Or even a new plan to avoid the main stuff, leading to very hard defensive for a single pawn.
    Greetings from Frankfurt!

  8. Another great video. Added bonus (best line ever!): "You gotta be active like Magnus Carlson using Tinder, you gotta check for potential mates." Awesome.

  9. 3,05 in the video i try to play this trap, but the other player did move C2 to C3 against my horse and after thet thing went down what shoul i have done? After C3 where could my horse go? I did take on D5 with my other horse not the best move…. any advice? Thanks:)

  10. not too hard the puzzle.. 1. Qxd4 Nxd4 2. Nf6+ Kf8 3. Bh6++

  11. GM IgorSmirnov you are a best chess teacher for me, i improved my game against opponent. I see regular Your game analysis.

  12. Puzzle solution
    Qxd4 0-0 Nf6+ Kh8 Ng4+ Nxd4 Bf6+ Kg8 Nh6#

  13. ► Chapters

    00:00 Top 6 Quick Checkmate Traps

    00:09 Trap-1 against the Dutch Defense

    00:56 Trap-2 in Two Knights Defense, Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit

    02:53 Trap-3 in Two Knights Defense, Fritz Variation

    04:00 Trap-4 in Ponziani Opening

    06:09 Trap-5 in Rousseau Gambit (Italian Game)

    07:35 Trap-6 against Sicilian Defense (Sveshnikov)

    09:03 Puzzle of the day: Can you find the win?

  14. Puzzle:
    1. Q:d4 N:d4 2. Nf6+ Kf8 3.Bh6 mate

  15. What I find funny about the ponziani Steinitz gambit is that in a lot of the variations the bishop is hanging but it's a while til you take it

  16. 7:24 I play this opening all the time and I won with exact trap
    thank you for that

  17. 9:08 I know this opening trap
    Qxd4 black is losing no matter what they play
    but if Nxd4 Nf6+ Kf8 Bh6#

  18. I hope that l can speak English very well to thank you alot from my heart you are a gift and the best

  19. ANSWER TO THE PUZZLE:

    1. Qd4 (black must take or lose a piece)

    1… Nd4

    2. Nf6+

    2… Kf8 ( king slides )

    3. Bh6#
    ————————————————————–
    if 1…. Rg8 (same combination of steps continues). Nf6+ and Bh6#
    if 1…. Rf8 Nf6# ( checkmate immediately.
    if 1…. Nd5 or Nf5 ( Qh8 #)
    if 1…..Ng8 (Qh8 threatens Qg8# mate or wins queen. )

  20. This puzzle was in one of the first Chess videos I’ve ever watched and made me try the english opening, of course it’s Qxd4, Nxd4, Nf6+, Kf8, Bh6#, beautiful stuff

  21. Solution to puzzle: Nf6 ch Kf8 (forced) Bh6 mate.

  22. 1. Qd4 wins. If 1. . . Nd4 2.Nf6; Kf8 3. Bh6

  23. What if in the first opening the black player plays pawn to g6 instead of Nf6 after you played Qd3?

  24. 1.Qxd4 Nxd4; 2Nf6+ Kf8; 3.Bh6#; A wonderful puzzle!

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