Crush The Queen’s Gambit – An Aggressive Countergambit

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LINES COVERED IN VIDEO:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 (3. Nc3 exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qxd5 Be6 (5… Nf6 6.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 (6… Nxd8)) 6. Qxd8+ Rxd8 7. a3 (7. e3 Nb4 8. Rb1 (8. Bd3) 8… Nc2+
9. Ke2 Bxc4+ 10. Kf3 Bxf1) 7… Nd4 8. Rb1 (8. Kd1 Nb3+) 8… Nc2#) 3… d4 4.
e3 (4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 (5. a3 Nge7 6. e3 Bg4 7. Be2 dxe3 8. Qxd8+ Rxd8 9. Bxe3
Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nxe5 11. Bxb7 Nxc4 12. Bxa7 Na5 13. Bf3 Nb3 14. Ra2 Nc1 15. Ra1
Nb3 16. Ra2 Nc1 17. Ra1 Nb3 18. Ra2 Nc1) 5… Bb4+ 6. Bd2 dxe3 7. fxe3 (7. Bxb4
exf2+ 8. Ke2 Qxd1+ 9. Kxd1 Nxb4)) (4. a3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nge7 6. e3 Bg4 7. Be2 dxe3
8. Qxd8+ Rxd8 9. Bxe3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nxe5 11. Be2 N7c6 (11… Nf5)) 4… Bb4+
(4… dxe3 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bxe3) 5. Bd2 (5. Nd2 dxe3 6. fxe3 Qh4+ 7. g3 Qe4 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. a3 Qxe3+ 10. Qe2 Bxd2+) 5… dxe3 6. Bxb4 (6. fxe3 Qh4+ 7. g3 (7.
Ke2) 7… Qe4 8. Nf3 Qxe3+ 9. Be2 (9. Qe2 Bxd2+ 10. Nbxd2 Qxe2+ 11. Bxe2) 9…
Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 11. Nbxd2 Nc6) 6… exf2+ 7. Ke2 (7. Kxf2 Qxd1) 7…
fxg1=N+ (7… Bg4+ 8. Nf3) (7… fxg1=Q 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Rxg1) 8. Rxg1 Bg4+ 9.
Kf2 Qxd1 *

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135 Comments

  1. What happens if white declines the gambit and moves pawn to A3 on their 3rd move

  2. Why can't the white king go back to it's starting square, after we promoted to a knight on g2? (3:33). It would evade check, the knight is stuck anyways and the white queen stays protected. What am I not seeing here?

  3. After watching only a couple pf your videos and been watching many other famous chess you tubers like Agad, Gotham chess and ofc Hikaru, your channel is clearly one of the best

  4. The first trap is just absolutely amazing!!!

  5. I have a puzzle request.
    White to draw

    5k2/2R5/5N2/8/8/8/2ppp2K/8

  6. watching this because I love to play the queens gambit as white

  7. Unluclily at my 1400 level havent seen QG for ages

  8. Actually, according to lichess database the most common move is nf3, not e3. Also, just playing a3 after black defends the pawn after nf3 stops all traps..

  9. I literally just lost to the queen's gambit then youtube recommends me this

  10. This opening is the most powerful gambit! One mis-step from white can make them fall down to the abyss.

  11. When white, I tend to do the queen's gambit because I hate the lines that happen kingpawn. As white, if they do the countergambit, what is the best move for white?

  12. As a queen’s gambit player, i’ve been wondering what black was trying to achieve with this – I’ve always just played e3 as my instinctive response to this – then it’s pretty much always exd4 exd4 and it just opens up the e file, which is fine

  13. I’ve been playing the queens gambit as white for years, and I almost always get a better position than black when they play this. It’s very simple to learn how to play against this countergambit, and I win most the games.

    I started playing the albin countergambit a few years ago when I was 1200. I’m now 1800 and have played thousands of games in this time. Only 3 times has white fallen for the trap. It’s incredibly rare that it actually works, and when it doesn’t work it is very difficult to figure out what to do, and you will lose most games.

    As an 1800 rated queens gambit player, the most annoying openings for me are the Austrian variation and Budapest gambit. I would recommend these if you’re looking to annoy white.

  14. Nelson please mention one of the most common respomse to this gambit: In the white's 3rd move, white play cxd5, white say you did not capture my c pawn, so I am going to capture your d pawn and continue my original game plan. What should black do?

  15. u forgot about if white plays cxd5

  16. Isn't this video close to a complete copy to an old GothamChess video about the same opening , but you included the drawing line? Because that's the only new idea i've noticed

  17. Oh no Nelson, I always play the QGambit and almost always win because nobody on my level has any idea what to do with the opening. Now I gotta be careful with that lady attack

  18. I play this opening! I've only had one person fall into the Lasker Trap, but even when they don't, it gives me fun positions.

    One other interesting fact about the Albin Countergambit is that it has a very famous (albeit fictional) user: Vasily Borgov uses it in his final game against Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit. Of course, she doesn't fall for the tricks!!!

  19. Thumbnail be like:hmm yes knights move diagonally.

  20. 7:33 what if white bishop to D2 preparation for casteling the king with an rook on left side king?

  21. I'm 1800 and this still holds up, not the best but if you really know your stuff they're gonna have a difficult time

  22. 1:00 what if later that white turn have play E3, first?

  23. Thanks again Nelson for another instructive video. You are one of my favorites to watch on YouTube.

  24. wow magnus must've watched this before going against hikaru

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