9 Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game [for Black]

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In this video lesson, the RCA Academy Manager Angelos Kesaris presents to you the 9 best chess opening traps in the Center Game (also known as the Central Gambit), which is followed by the opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.d4.

Most of the traps presented in this video lesson are for Black. So, if you want to know how to play this opening as Black, this video is best for you! It also has one trap for the white side, which we’ve already covered in our other video lesson on the opening “5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game” –

Watch the instructive video lesson filled with interesting tactical motifs and combinations.

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102 Comments

  1. You are the best Chess coach I have ever seen

  2. Why the hell should the Q move to those c3, d3, d2 and e3 after the third move? It has to move back to its initial position

  3. I have scalped many masters with these tactical themes! In speed of course…

  4. Hi, at 11:38 the queen doesn't have to capture right, it could just move to QE2?

  5. 2:05 – there is a simple Qe2. If black captures the pawn either of the knights, then white goes f4 pinning that knight.

    5:20 – often times my opponents go Qf3 instead of a simple e4, and at 5:35, my opponents moves away their queen instead of f5. Guess my opponents are really smart. Hahaha

    9:01 – how come? It has two defenders, the queen and the knight. I think that's a beginner's mistake.

  6. At 19.58 the white rook need not capture the queen. The white knight can move to f8 and stop mate

  7. Πολύ καλό βίντεο!!! Με βοήθησε πολύ!

  8. You must caseling the opponent then explain

  9. My opponent played the center, and I don't know what to do with my black piece

  10. 11:16 I think the Queen can capture the Knight here right? because if the other Knight forks and gets the Rook, the Queen can come back and take that Knight also, 2 Knights for a Rook seems okay to me.

  11. 14:30 why not simply re1 ? it's also a pin, you lose a rook and u can also win the knight

  12. It's the narrator's voice and accent for me 😂😂😂

  13. 13:20 then what if white queen play Qh7? isn't it a checkmate????

  14. You need to pause a second or two more when you pose a question to give us time to pause before you proceed.

  15. Mostly this is "how to play against a crummy opponent and play crummy yourself. Watched 5 minutes. blah"

  16. NOT GOOD TRAP LIKE SMRNOVS OTHER TRAP VIDEO

  17. Most of these require white to make some real beginner level blunders. A little too many few are tricky and may be missed by the opponent however several are white just leaving the queen in a pin or moving her into dangerous pins. Not sure white has played 2.d4 vs me more than 2or3 times/ 100000+. Just one man’s opinion. Don’t mean to come off mean towards your video.

  18. The queen can take the rook on the first opening

  19. hey im black and its not letting me move the black pieces like you are can you guys help me?

  20. Wish I could memorize these traps. Good video.

  21. I hate that all these teachers don’t show the very end visually…can you see how you can win…and they go to a different subject …finish the strategy all the way to the end ! You assume everyone sees what you are talking about

  22. I am not a very good chess player, so it is not obvious to me why early e5 of white is so wrong as after Kg4, Qe4 and Kxe5 the Knight is pined and lost after f4. Could you explain please?

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