TRICKIEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 & 1.d4 – Every Move Is A TRAP!

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you one of the trickiest chess openings for Black, which is universal as it works against both 1.e4 and 1.d4 by White.

It’s called the O’Sullivan Gambit from the Alekhine’s Defense which happens after the first moves: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 b5. It can also be transposed if White plays 1.d4 and then 1…b5 2.e4 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5.

This gambit is so tricky that White loses in just 6-8 moves in the most common variations. It sets a trap almost every move and even top-rated players fall for these traps; yes, it works even against 2500+ players!

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive Chess Gambit for Black
00:27 Universal Chess Opening Against 1.e4 & 1.d4
01:43 Line-1: If White plays 5.dxc5
03:42 Transposition from 1.d4
04:44 Line-2: If White plays 5.c3
05:23 Stats: Even 2500+ ELO fall for these TRAPS
06:07 Line-3: If White plays 5.c4
07:38 Proof: 92% Win Rate for Black
08:25 Line-4: If White plays 5.Bc4, correct response
10:19 White’s stronger move to watch out for
10:57 Black’s aggressive, riskier approach
12:08 Igor’s cat likes this aggressive approach

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  2. What if instead of White playing 3. d4, White plays 3. c4 threatening the Knight immediately?

  3. I haven’t got anyone to fall for this yet. They always move their knight out to protect their pawn

  4. I keep trying a computer on "Easy" mode and doesn't fall for the trap. I guess I have to try it on a human game. Thanks for the videos by the way. I suck at chess so everything helps

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