WIN IN 7 MOVES | Traxler Counter-Attack

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Showing you the Traxler Counterattack to the Fried Liver attack with the Black pieces. This is a great chess opening for beginners which incorporates a quick attack to unload so many tactics and checkmates.

0:00 Intro

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 (4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bb5 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bd7) 4… Bc5 5. Nxf7 (5. O-O) (5. d4 d5 6. exd5 Nxd4) (5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5 (6. Bc4) (6. Bb3 Rf8 7. O-O d6 8. Nc3 Qe8 9. Nd5+ Kd8 10. d3 h6 11. Nf3 Bg4)) 5… Bxf2+ 6. Kxf2 (6. Kf1 Qe7 7. Nxh8 (7. Qf3 Rf8) 7… d5 8. exd5 Nd4 9. c3 Bg4 10. Qa4+ Nd7) 6… Nxe4+ 7. Ke3 (7. Kg1 Qh4 8. Qf3 (8. Qf1 Rf8 9. d3 Nd6) (8. g3 Nxg3 9. hxg3 Qxg3+ 10. Kf1 Rf8 11. Qh5 d5 12. Bxd5 Nb4) 8… Nd4 9. Qf1 Rf8) (7. Kf1 Qh4 8. Qf3 Nd4 9. g3 Qh3+ 10. Qg2 Qf5+) (7. Kf3 Qf6+) 7… Qh4 8. Qf3 (8. g3 Nxg3 9. hxg3 Qd4+ 10. Kf3 d5 11. Rh4) (8. d3 Qf2+ 9. Kxe4 d5+ 10. Kxd5 Qd4#) 8… Nf6 9. Nxh8 Nd4 10. Qf1 d5 11. Bb3 Ng4+ 12. Kd3 Nf2+ 13. Kc3 Ne2+ 14. Qxe2 Qd4#

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  1. Here after getting bopped with that little bishop f2 move

  2. What if at 2:58 the white moves Qf3 instead of g3? Should I play as if the King is in f1?

  3. Won one more game as black in 10 moves thanks to this. 97% accuracy, very fun :3

  4. Wow just played traxler. Opponent had also seen the video I think was playing all the best moves but got checkmated in 13 moves

  5. Problem is the "engine line" is presented by Levy as something that no White player could possibly just remember all on his own without realising that in every single one of these moves there is also a very specific sequence that Black also has to tightrope on to not blunder the queen.

  6. is there a variation in this video what to do when white prepares with an extra knite on C3? as that woould block the black knight going to E4

  7. i started a rapid and got fried liver position from my opponent when he was just about to fork my queen and rook and i immediately pulled this up because i forgot the line ( i mated him in 5 moves because he didn't use the approach of hiding behind the f2 pawn and or going diagonally ).

  8. why there is not explanation on what you do after white kings cap the black bishop and after you check with knight king backs to E1?

  9. Watching these while afking runescape LMAOOOO, of course i'm watching the full videos

  10. what should i do if they play pawn d3 after they have set up the fried liver?

  11. Just did a traxler counter attack with white LMAO I won, tysm Gothamchess♥️

  12. Hey gotham, I wanna send you my game play so that you can find out my mistake and tell them is a video. I have discord but do not know how to send you. Please let me know.

  13. My favorite is when your opponents thinks they're smart by baiting you out to a traxler and then declining the sacrifice thinking you will be clueless now but you actually know what to do and they're the clueless person now

  14. Hi Levy!! I am watching this video after years cause one friend is beginning to play online and people play him tricks he can't believe exist so I sent him this video… so good to be able to watch it now that I know more chess than the first time I saw it, I was just starting. A whole new generation of people will keep enjoying both your new and old videos!! Congrats about everything!!

  15. I always dread the moment Gotham just neglects one variation and makes me have to search for the full combination

  16. How is it checkmate with black pawn to d5? Either white bishop on c4 or the white king on e4 can take

  17. How is 2:07 a checkmate lol I , lost using it the bishop just took the pawn at d5 , maybe post the chess lines in the description or something , cause its confusing as hell

  18. I watched the video until the end as I usually do but the bonus segment about the scotch got me a win with 100% accuracy today 😀 Thank you Levy

  19. oh my god this video got me 500. Traxler at 490 elo is hillarious

  20. I just beat someone using this. Thanks levi 🙏

  21. when you move the rook to f8, what if just Nf7?

  22. Thank you for the video. Because of you I have won 3rd place in a chess competition

  23. You know levy I came to watch your traxler video 5th time now…….people fall for this trap so much and many don't…sometimes I get checkmated…And when I do I always come to watch back this video ….and you know what I am still learning from it….There is so much to chess…Love Your Videos ❤❤

  24. I watched this VIDEO STARTED RAPID 10M AND TRAXED A GUY not quite but i mated him anyway im a 501 rated player if u can give me tips ill be grateful tell me if u want to see the game.

  25. Just played this counter attack and opponent didn't take the bishop! lost my queen in the process… Still got the win though. Any suggestions for if they don't take the bishop with king.


  26. When I play French, my opponents usually stop and think at move 2, because fried liver is no longer possible 😂

  27. I would blunder all those mates. I am 1100 & played (and won) a game where I had Mate in 1 FOUR consecutive moves & I just kept checking around & taking material.

  28. Anyone who's watched Levy's traxler course knows how chaotic this opening can really be

    You seriously gotta memorize like 15 moves and they all win its insane..

  29. I watched this played a game and litterly mated white in 9 moves thank you bro

  30. I literally saw this video today like 10 hrs ago… And just now i failed this exact line cause i forgot what i had ro do losing the game…

  31. What if they castle or just do any proper defensive move after you Bc5? How do you stop the horse after moving the bishop if he just acknowledges the threat?
    I feel like this whole counter attack is based on opponent going Nxf7 right after Bc5 but if they don't you still get friend livered

  32. 6:25 he's
    +6 and after he takes the bishop it's +9 after you recapture it's +0 for both and how the fuk is equal position winning

  33. 8:17 the best move here for black is actually Qe7, although Qc5 is still good. Qe7 forces a draw as white must play c3, d3 or h3. The simplest draw is after c3: Bg4 Qa4+ Nd7 Kxf2 Qh4+ Kf1 Bh5 cxd4 Qf4+ Ke1 Qe4+ Kf1 and a repetition after Qf4+. On the lichess database, no one has played 14. Bh5: in all 3 games Qf6+ was played, but after Ke1 Qh4+ g3 Nf3+ Kf2 Qf6 d4 (preparing to sacrifice the bishop on f4 after a discovered check with the knight, which makes the black pawn stop black’s attack – the white king will be safe enough and will be up a rook, so will win)

  34. Thank you so much for the video, it’s saved me so many games

  35. You can just prevent knight taking pawn on f7 by playing nh3 or pawn h3 before the knight came to g6

  36. Anyone knows how to follow up after queen H4 in minute 7:07? I'm thinking white can just block with pawn G3 and leave you with your queen and knight under attack

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