TRICKY & Powerful Chess Opening for Black [Works Against 1.e4 & 1.d4]

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

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a simple, universal, and aggressive chess opening for Black which you can play against virtually any first move of White. It happens after the first moves 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.d5 Ne7, which is known as the Kennedy, Linksspringer Variation from the Nimzowitsch Defense.

Although it may seem like White has a good position because of the strong central pawns, it is Black who gets to create a quick and devastating attack on the kingside. In fact, in the most played variation White loses in just 7 moves!

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive & Universal Chess Opening for Black
00:40 Black’s main plan in this opening
01:17 Stats: 7-move win in most common variation
04:34 Transposition from 1.d4
05:27 Line-2: If White plays 7.Nf3 instead of 7.Nge2
05:46 Play the prophylactic move a5
06:42 Middlegame attacking plan for Black
08:53 GM Igor Smirnov Birthday Special
10:00 FAQ-1: What if White doesn’t play 2.d4?
10:42 FAQ-2: What if White plays 3.dxe5?
11:16 FAQ-3: What if White plays 2.d5?
11:36 FAQ-4: What if White plays 2.Nf3?

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  1. С днём рождения Igor!

    Thanks for producing this recipe for black. I've been playing the Pirc with some considerable success, but it is somewhat slow and conservative. This, however, is a much more active opening. Definitely going to give it a try.

  2. MY UNIVERSE என் பிரபஞ்சம் says:

    Happy Birthday Bro

  3. Happy Birthday GM Smirnov, your yt channel really helped me a lot in improving my chess skills. May more birthdays to come 😀

  4. Ayo happy birthday Igor you are the best yt to teach me about chess so love ya❤

  5. Happy birthday GM Igor. Your tutorials have been wonderful.
    Hope you had a great birthday!

  6. Happy birthday Sir. 🎉🎊🎂

  7. Happy birthday GM

  8. Happy birthday Igor! 🥳🥳

  9. Happy birthday Igor!! I wish you are well and I wish god bless your life

  10. Yea! Happy Birthday Igor! Love your analyses!

  11. learn to pay attention seriously 👍

  12. Happy Birthday GM Igor. I am originally from Cuba. I love your channel; I have learned a lot watching your videos.

  13. Happy birthday dear Igor 🌹🌹🌹

  14. Happy Birthday! You're the greatest teacher, thanx so much for your intelligent, fluid, and wise advice you give to all of us! 🙂

  15. Happy birthday GM Smirnov. Your contents are instructional as ever!

  16. Thank you for making these inspirational tutorials!

  17. Another very good chess lesson Igor. Thank you from Australia.

  18. What is whites first to moves is d4 d5, what do you do then?

  19. This is the principle of the Dark Knight system

  20. Happy blessed birthday!! More!! 👍🎉🎉🎂📷🙏🙏

  21. Happy birthday GM , your content rocks🔥🔥

  22. I love your videos! Your English is very good for someone, I'm assuming, speaks English as a second language. Thanks for making this content!

  23. Hi, GM Igor Smirnov…, Please ( slow down ) your speech or talking…, so ( WE ) can "better understand" your excellent commentary or annotated chess games and/or the title of your video on YouTube… * Respectfully…, please ( slow down ) your speech or talking for our benefit and your videos'… * And…, may I wish you a very "Happy Birthday ! !" " Semper Fi " Mike in Montana 🙂

  24. Many more happy returns of the day

  25. Great video which GM Smirnov kept for his birthday. Many happy returns.

  26. Many Many Happy returns of the day Igor🎂💐🎉 Thank you once again for all your efforts and special videos on YouTube 😊

  27. Happy Birthday GM Igor🎂💌❣️

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