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!

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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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311 Comments

  1. Happy birthday. Your way of explaining the strategy and logic of the topic is always clear and well-structured. I wish you much success with your channel.

  2. Great lessons and games. I watch quite a bit of chess channels. You have grown and become much more comfortable in front of the camera and give very a clear analysis of the games. Happy Birthday!

  3. Nice vid, should work great in blitz, let white have have center, lock the position and open a hard to stop attack. Bound to catch opponents, they go from thinking they got it to defending mate in just a few moves nice.

  4. Happy birthday! Thank you for this channel.

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