Best Chess Opening To Win Up To 1900 ELO After 1.e4 [Tricky Gambit]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the best chess opening for Black against 1.e4 which will help you beat players up to 1900 ELO.

It is a tricky gambit from the Scandinavian Defense, known as the Modern Variation, which happens after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6. The most played moves by White in this position are 3.Nc3 and 3.c4, both being inaccurate, and you will learn how to get a winning advantage in these lines.

► Chapters

00:00 Best Chess Opening for Black Against 1.e4
00:20 Scandinavian Defense 2…Nf6, Modern Variation
01:26 Forcing and winning line for Black
03:24 Proof: Works up to 1900 ELO players
04:36 If White plays 3.c4 to protect d5
08:00 If White plays Qd3 after Ne4

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  1. Without doubt Igor is the bomb of Chess tips & strategies man! 🥇👌👏

  2. Igor, thank you for this video. This is perfect timing. I have been thinking about playing nf6 on Black's 2nd move. After watching this video, I will definitely try it.
    As White playing against the Scandi, I have always been uncomfortable when Black plays nf6 on their 2nd move.

  3. What opening should I use when playing against low rated, like me, opponents, that use an engine to play lights out master chess?

  4. You are the best chess teacher on YouTube.

    Hopefully i gain enough ELO before you get popular and everyone knows my tricks 😂

  5. Almost every time my queen goes to d5 for a pawn capture (regardless of opening), opponents will play Pawn C4. How do I punish this?

  6. I saw Fischer play c4 as white but against e6 (or c6) he ignored it and played d4 and then after exd5 he ignored it again and played Nc3 for a nice setup as white like queen pawn games

  7. It seems this only works if they take the pawn gambit on move 1.

  8. The only issue with that Igor is could have developed the queen to a4 check to the king and take the Bishop!

  9. It's true that I can't draw my games to the openings you show 90%+ of the time. Let alone winning!

  10. Your scandinavian videos are my absolute favorite!!!

  11. Ah this is one of my favourite opening but I was relying on the pawn near the queen. This seems cool I'll definitely try it out!

  12. 8:04 what if my opponent plays pawn a3 forcing me to withdraw my bishop?

  13. What program do I need to view stockfish ratings for a move as you show us? Is it for paying customers of Lichess?

  14. My response to the Scandinavian is the Blackmar Diemer Gambit…. works against up to 2000Elo

  15. I like the way you explained same Mato jelic

  16. You keep leaving things out. We're C players here, you can't just say "and you win his Q" when it costs us R+B. The pawns are even and he has the bishop pair. Yes, we're ahead in development, but isn't that less important now that so much material is off? See your final little thing at 9:00. I would agree that Black is "probably" ahead but it's not automatic.

  17. What if they go pH3 to counter the bishop instead of bE2 in the beginning? (1:45)

  18. It is so useful informations! Scandinavian defense is super strong. I thought it is super bad.

  19. i am working on a secret gambit very similar too that and it would be fun if you can play it and discover some psychologic tricks in it.Say me if you are interrested

  20. I'm only like 1.200, and as White I play 3. Bb5+ because I watched your videos so I know these traps and I can avoid them by playing the different line.
    Most of time my opponents simply replied with 3… c6. And after 4. dxc6 I am a pawn up.
    I rarely face 3… Bd7 or 3… Nbd7.

  21. Hello any one can help me I suddenly lost my points from 2200 to 1500 on chess online application without losing I don't know why

  22. You should make a video showing how 1.e4 to get girls

  23. From which website you got this lichess database

  24. Igor can you make a video about chess openings or defenses that dosent get used much but is a good type of opening or defense?

  25. 3. Bb5+ by White is probably the most annoying move to face in this line

  26. I think their move 4 is certain to be pawn C4 white. Then what, Igor?

  27. At 9:11 white can play rook d8, forcing queen takes d8 or back rank. at 5:45 white can play bishop d2 instead of the knight c3?

  28. Why white didn't move pawns in this formation

  29. Anyone I ever play never defends their knight with the bishop. They play h3 with their pawn causing you to retreat

  30. I never knew these theories, tricks and traps. I was 1450 then my eyes opened, tried the trucks and went down to 1320 and I forget it. I reckon the only way to move up is to learn all these openings off by heart

  31. Great video but you should put the opening's name on the title so viewers can find it more easily

  32. What if white defends with the bishop in the second part

  33. Thanks for awesome videos Igor! Youre hands down the best chess tutor on youtube. Your very clear to the point chess thinking has definitely helped improve my game.

  34. Just used these moves, worked perfectly 4me. Thanks Igor💯

  35. Most of the time they play pf4 attacking the queen and protected by the bishop, that seems to stop the whole thing. How do you go about that?

  36. Thank you Igor, love this video! Used the last variation to crush some unsuspecting opponent- he got a bishop and almost got a rook, but couldn't save his king. I'm playing black. Also love your Blackmar Diemer gambit video.
    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. dxe6 Bxe6 5. Be2 Bc5 6. Bf3 Bxc4 7. Bxb7 Bxf2+

    8. Kxf2 Qd4+ 9. Ke1 Ng4 10. Nh3 Qe5+ 0-1

  37. Many times I get to having the qe5, then they always go for pf4 making me retrieve. Could you cover that option please?

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