Lucchini Gambit – Every Move is a Trap

The Lucchini Gambit has traps for every move. It’s a wild opening that can be difficult for white to play against. It starts with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 f5

Intro – 0:00
5. Ng5 – 1:38
5. Bxg8 – 12:05
5. 0-0 – 13:52

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The PGN can be found below:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 f5 5. Ng5 (5. Bxg8 Rxg8 6. Ng5 g6 (6…
Qf6 7. Qh5+ g6 8. Qxh7 Rh8) 7. Nxh7 Qh4) (5. Nc3) (5. O-O Nf6 (5… fxe4 6.
dxe4 Nf6 7. Ng5) 6. Ng5 Qe7 7. Nf7 Rf8) 5… f4 6. Nf7 (6. Bf7+ Kf8 7. h4 h6 8.
Bxg8 hxg5 9. Bd5 gxh4 10. Qg4 (10. c3 Qg5 11. Qf3 d6) 10… d6 11. Qg6 Qe7)
6… Qh4 7. Nxh8 (7. O-O Nf6 8. Nxh8 (8. d4 Ng4 9. h3 Nxf2 10. Rxf2 Bxd4) 8…
Ng4 9. h3 Nxf2 10. Rxf2 Qxf2+ 11. Kh1 f3 12. Qxf3 (12. gxf3 d5) 12… Qg1#) (7.
g3 Qh3 8. Nxh8 (8. gxf4) (8. c3 d5 9. Bxd5 Bg4) 8… d5 9. Bxd5 Bg4 10. f3 (10.
Qd2 Nd4 11. Bf7+ Kd8 12. c3 Qg2 13. Rf1 Nf3+) 10… fxg3 11. fxg4 g2 12. Bxc6+
bxc6 13. Rg1 Bxg1 14. Qd2 Bxh2 15. Qe3 Qxg4 16. Kd2 g1=Q) 7… Qxf2# *

251 Comments

  1. For those, who wonder, when white messed up, ending in all those lines: Ng5 is bad (but still +0.5). Bg5 is also not the best move. If white plays the simple Nc3 in move 5, engine gives it +1.83 at depth 40-ish. 5. o-o is a close second best move.

  2. Ha,ha. The last line you showed where you said all's fine for black, actually made more sense for white! And black is going to be forced to castle queen side if allowed.

  3. what if white plays Bg5 instead of Ng5? what would be black's response?

  4. Thanks man, best tactics I've seen in a while.

  5. WOW nice video kabayan hello FROM Philippines Walker 👣👣🤸‍♂️🏃🚶🎥📷0

  6. What happens on move 6 with white playing h5 check!? g6… Bf7ch followed by Bxg6

  7. Wow the attacking options are so many and devastating. Never imagine this before. Great tutorial.

  8. This gambit is totally sick! Thanks for posting, totally rad!🤣

  9. Several times after f5, my opponent just takes that pawn. That kind of stumps me. Any suggestions?

  10. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 f5? 5.Ng5 f4 6.h4! very bad position for black.

  11. When I play 5.Ng5? Komodo's red light comes on & cuts White's advantage down from 1.60, when White plays the intelligent move 5.Nc3, to 0.79. Most the same piece twice in the opening at your own peril! This is why the author doesn't give you a defense for when White plays intelligently & plays 5.Nc3…because you then have a losing position.

  12. Yes, against Ng5?? it is nice and so on… I tried to make it playable 10 years ago, but after the natural 5.00! Nf6 6.Nc3! d6 7.Bg5 (or in a different move order) Black is strategically lost. The best try might be 7. …Na5, but unfortunalety there are tactics known from reverese King's Gambit positions with 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.b4! You are even one tempo down since you are playing a King's Gambit as Black. Unfortunately the desirable 6. …f4 does not work either due to the simple 7.d4!

  13. I have viewed a number of videos, this one makes the top five. You have hit it out of the park. Thank you for all your hard work and clear dialogue with regarding the flow and the options in a concise manor. Fantastic. You are the b&^%

  14. For 13:45, Qf7+ forces a queen trade and they're down a knight (for the pawn they captured earlier) which should be a bit better than a queen for a rook.

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    5´Nc3 with big advantage for white

  16. Thanks Kevin. Another great opening video. At 8:01 inserting …Bf4 is even better than the immediate g1=Q. You can then promote your 2nd queen for free.

  17. Very marvelous! Got to learn this trap wholeheartedly!

  18. At the beginning, what if ex54 is played?

  19. Plz show some lines about accepted gambit

  20. Excellent video. Great pace, great easy to understand explanation of each line, etc. Thank you.

  21. If you want black to win u can follow this analysis or … just open with 1. g4 e5 2. f3 Qh5

  22. I’ve seen this opening from white many times and I’ve been struggling in replying properly. I’m going to try it out. Thank you for the lesson.

  23. Thanks a lot for this so interesting gambit! 😊👍♟

  24. italian game never ever gets played at my level sadly

  25. All of your traps are easily defeated. I try these traps with a computer rated 600 and they don't work.

  26. 992 rating, just got mate in 14 with the luchinni after watching the Video today, I'm gonna have to keep practicing this one, thanks for the win today 🙂

  27. i have played this opening with black today and won the match.

  28. Very nice video! One question: At minute 13:28, why can't the white knight capture the pawn on h7? If black captures the queen with the pawn on h5, then white knight can capture back the black queen and fork rook and king. It seems better for white to me… what did I miss?

  29. I Tried it in a real game and it turns out it actually worked thanks for the video!

  30. What if white juat takes the pawn when black moves to F5? Is that essentially gambit denied? Should next move be black d pawn forward?

  31. But what to do if ; immediately following the gambit set up white plays his other knight to c3? !!! I’m considering that might be the best move for white and it doesn’t seem to be addressed in this video thanks

  32. why is the queen one the right and the king on the left? I learnt that it was supposed to be the another way around

  33. Very nice and educational. Can you please tell me what I do if they directly take my f5 pawn I gambited? I don't think you covered that and I think it's quite likely someone will see that as a free pawn.

  34. I love the small pauses when you are naming the square

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