TRICKY Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4 [Unstoppable Attack]

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🔹 Chess Opening: Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 | Traps and Ideas –

In this video lesson, we will explore an aggressive chess opening for Black against the White’s first move 1.d4. If you are playing 1.d4 yourself as White or if you are looking for an aggressive way to counter 1.d4 as Black, then you are going to love this!

GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the Englund Gambit, which happens after the first moves 1.d4 e5. Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.

This will be a surprise for your opponents who play 1.d4 looking for a more positional game with strategic ideas. In this video lesson, you will learn the Blackburne–Hartlaub Gambit, which happens after 2.dxe5 d6, aiming for quick development after 3.exd6 Bxd6.

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4
00:21 Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5: Why?
01:49 2…d6 – Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
03:46 White loses their Queen: Can you find it?
04:34 Black’s Winning Attack on Kingside
07:06 Line-2: If White plays 6.Bg5
09:05 Tip: How to find Attacking Moves
09:50 Line-3: If White plays 3.Nf3, not 3.exd6
11:55 Thank you for your support!

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  1. I'm so sorry that you were hacked one year ago! You are the best teacher I have ever experienced. I am over 70 YO and would love to join your chess classes, but will have to be content with watching (repeatedly) your superb videos. Thanks Igor!!!

  2. No no, acctualy, this is very poor oppening, more less, it is suitable just for beginners. Igor you shall not teach people to go for such a poor oppenings for black. I believe, that less skield players will take with white pawn blacks pawns in two first moves, but more less, each more skiled player will go for a line 3 from the video. And after you set blacks queen on f6, than white pawn just move ond7 with the check, black king has to move to black squre and than the pin is comming- white dark bishop to g5, pinnig the queen to king and black lost after few moves. Very poor deffence for black, white wins easily. please, do not teach chess players such a mistakes… Thank You.

  3. Problem for this defense is that White need not accept the gambit, in which case Black has a lost game.

  4. ack, i got an aimchess commercial. My ribs hurt from laughing. So riduculooose.

  5. Sorry to hear about the hack, glad everything is looking up. Recently got into chess about 2 months ago an have made it to 700. Long road ahead but your videos are great! No fluff, all gas no brakes.

    Appreciate the analysis!

  6. cheao tricks for beginners. no serious player woud take this…

  7. I am sorry to hear about you getting ripped off. How did they do it?

  8. What if after 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4. Bf4 Bg4… white keeps the tension with a move like Nbd2?

  9. Gm Igor, so sorry to hear about the recent hardship, so glad you're handling it so well. You really are the best help and teacher I think for someone straddling the beginner/intermediate hurdle such as myself and who can't currently afford classes or personal instruction. THANK YOU

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  11. What if knight will go d5 after queen e7

  12. If you have a chance can you show some move combinations that might happen with an early H3 move by white when you move your bishop to G4. As in just before you show the white side choose to castle.

  13. What if i played bishop to g4 and the white played h3 early

  14. What if white moves the knight to e2 to protect the pond

  15. Actually after playing this I have lost 2 times because king remains vulnerable im the right corner and opponent despite being down a piece crack open the pawns and checkmate me . Don,t know why this happened twice

  16. Love this opening, can't wait to test it! But in the last example after … Df6 what can I do if white keep pushing with d7+?

  17. I am a beginner (~900), and I am not sure if it is the same, but I just tried the same idea against 1.e4 and worked too. It could be that I just got lucky, though!!

  18. I have a question about the first variant: What does black play if white plays bishop to b5 instead of e2 an threatens to exchange on c6?

  19. Nice explain I am understand easy thanks❤🌹🙏

  20. After Bg4 in 3:26 what if he just plays h3, Take the knight?

  21. Hey you asked about king side casting being a losing mistake it loses queen with a discovered attack I am only 1000 rated but I had defeated my 1500 friend

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