Every Move is a TRAP in this Opening After 1.e4 | Danish Gambit

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🔹 Aggressive Chess Opening, Goring Gambit for White After 1.e4 [TRAPS Included] –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with a powerful and aggressive chess opening for White after 1.e4. It is the Danish Gambit which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3.

It is a super-aggressive opening where White plays several god-level moves in a row. Almost all the most common moves played by Black lead to deadly traps that gives a huge advantage for White or wins the game straightaway.

► Chapters

00:00 Powerful Chess Opening for White After 1.e4
00:23 Danish Gambit Chess Opening
01:03 Trap-1: If Black plays 5…Nf6
02:25 Trap-2: 5…Bb4+ mainline
03:55 God-level moves, every move
06:35 e2-pawn promotes on b8!
07:15 Computer suggests a CRAZY line
08:39 Trap-3: 5…d6 to stop e5
09:27 Puzzle of the day
10:40 Trap-4: If Black plays 5…Qg5
12:11 Trap-5: 5…Nc6 (for advanced players)
15:01 Trap-6: 5…d5 (for advanced players)
16:52 Can Black avoid the Danish Gambit?

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  1. wat happens if oppent play queen e7 instead of knight f6

  2. I was thinking Qd5, because it attacks b7 which would trap the rook, and threatens mate on f7

  3. "That's what a real promotion looks like" hahahaha, I really love your comments

  4. Lastly I know how to play danish gambit.

  5. "Can your opponent avoid this . . . ?" "Of course, he can just resign up front !" . . great line !

  6. Black mostly never takes all the pawns.

  7. This has worked well for me, only part where I face discomfort if the opponent declines at any of the 3 points, It gets confusing and I start playing without a plan or advantage.

  8. Fun Fact: if your opponent plays 5.. Nc6 6. Nf3 this transitions into the Scotch game: Goring Gambit, double pawn sacrifice variation, 5.. cxb2 6.Bxb2, it is like the danish gambit but different as you play 2.Nf3 Nc6 then continue with the danish gambit, a video of yours taught me a line of this opening which goes like this: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Bc4 cxb2 6.Bxb2 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.O-O O-O?! 9.Nd5 Nxe4? 10.Bd3 Ng5? 11.Nf6+!! gxf6 12.Nxg5 fxg5? 13.Bxh7+!! Kxf7 14.Qh5+! Kg8 15.Qf8# 1-0. thank you for teaching me this line and the danish gambit variations, traps and lines, this is really helpful

  9. Great video! Really enjoyed studing these tactic's and Gambits.

  10. 6.50 black queen can go on e7 instead of f7 ?

  11. Wow, 60 years old and I have never heard of the En Passant capture.

  12. I love all the options… Striving for everything from a foolproof to a failproof solution. 🤷‍♂️👍👌👏

  13. Have to start trying this Dannish Gambit, especially in Bleetz controlling the sqeures along the Deeaggonals to get at the black keen while the knight is peened. Good content though, and the ruddy rukes are just standing around in the corners with their hands in their pockets and never make it to the party.

  14. The real God level Moves bro 💯🎉🎉

  15. I laughed out loud when Igor said (6:42): "This little pawn on C7?… really made it in life!" – Almost as funny as the "Collect the harvest" line he says in a previous video (true Igor fans out there know the video where he says this lol)
    Dear GM Igor, you sir, are my favourite YouTube chess teacher BY FAR!! Thank you for amAZING content!

  16. At 16:08 why can't you just do the same thing? Sac the bishop @f7; if King takes you win the Queen… if K goes e7 instead, check with the dark bishop @a3 forcing him to take… then you still win the Q… did I forget something guys? Or am I right?

  17. I just played this and my opponent went q-e7. I defended the e4 pawn and check but I allowed my opponent to develop. Any suggestions?

  18. After 5…Nf6; 6. e5, black can try 6…Ng4 since 7. Qxg4 is met by 7…d5 regaining the piece and 7. e6 gives time for 7…f5 (see von Bardeleben-Alapin 1908). 6…Bb4+ followed by 7…Qe7 is another option that deserves a mention, effectively transposing to the 5…Bb4+ line but avoiding the Nf6-e4. This seems more relevant than doing a deep dive on a position a rook up. Similarly I had to laugh at the "only move to play" comment in the 5…Qg5xg2 line since the only high-level game for this in the database is Bird-Lasker 1892 in which Lasker played 7…Bb4+.
    In the 5…Nc6 line, the main move after 9. Nd5 is 9…Be7. Egor Bogdanov has a couple of games in this line where he tried first 10. e5 Nxd5, losing, and subsequently 10. Nxe7+, which quickly petered out to a drawn rook endgame.
    Finally, you rather brushed over the Sorensen Defence (1. e4 e5; 2. d4 ed; 3. c3 d5) but that is absolutely a good way for black to sidestep the Danish Gambit and get into an equal game. This is what I would recommend to any social player. My second choice for sidestepping would be one that was missed out, namely 1. e4 e5; 2. d4 ed; 3. c3 dc; 4. Bc4 Nc6; 5. Nf3 c2. This funny little move gives back one of the pawns in a better way than the classical …cb + …d5. White still gets a dangerous initiative but practical results are in black's favour here, which is seldom the case for Danish Gambit Accepted lines.

  19. 6:25 black can move the Bishop and our queen cannot move because of check it can be a trade off but is there any better move??

  20. If after White move Bxb2 black plays Nh6 then what to do?

  21. So what about after bishop c to b2 then black plays bishop f to b4 check?

  22. 6:21 wouldn't black do Bishop d7 ? And then the White queen is pinned

  23. As an added bonus, if your name is Dan, Igor's pronunciation will give you title to this gambit, and then you can collect royalties every time someone plays it.

  24. Very entertaining videos, but you forget that in the variation : 5. – d5 6.Bxd5 Nf6 white can still win with Bxf7+ followed by Ba3+. To a + 2200 player your videos are supeficial – by you are very passionate and you inspire a lot of appetite for chess

  25. On 4'45, why doesn't black, realizing he's trapped, take pawn on d6?
    He's still in advantage

  26. 3:42 – what if black doesn't accept the bishop and plays …ke2 or kf1?
    Doesn't seem like there is any plausible continuation and you end up losing a minor piece in the exchange

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