The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 | TRAPPIEST Gambit for Black

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🔹The BEST Chess Opening Against 1.e4 – Every Move is a Trap! –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov talks about the most trickiest and trappiest chess opening gambit for Black against 1.e4. It is the Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) from the Italian Game (Giuoco Piano), which happens after the opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit has a lot of tricks and traps along the way which helps Black to win within just 10 moves in these lines. GM Igor Smirnov also answers the most common questions asked by the students, walks through the most common responses of White, and shows you how to punish them.

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00:00 Rousseau Gambit for Black
00:28 General ideas for Black, why 3…f5
02:11 1) If White plays 4.Nc3
02:39 2) If White plays 4.Bxg8
05:52 3) If White plays 4.exf5
09:37 How to find the best moves in any position?
09:57 4) If White plays 4.d3
13:23 Quiz for you: Can you find the best move?

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119 Comments

  1. no they don't white has Nd4

  2. I look at this and I tell u know lie that not only did I find a way to save your queen I found a way to put black in trouble peep bishop takes pawn on F4 treating the queen also, black takes it back with pawn on E5, now white pushes pawn to threaten the queen, black queen takes pawn leaving white queen to take the pawn and get out black’s bishop way.

  3. You such a Gem of person
    From Egypt with love 💖

  4. f4 to cut off the White king side fails to Nxe5, and if Nxe5, then d4 regains the piece for White? Igor, can you comment about this?

  5. there are 2 options:
    bishop F4- pawn H4
    or
    queen G3

  6. Thanks, but could you give the continuation with d4?

  7. i absolutely love this guy
    really helpfull , thank you

  8. On 2:26 why he said that it is resignable I dont understand because white has losen just one piece so how?

  9. this reminds me of the vienna but for black

  10. Thanks, man. This is a great opening. You're fun to follow. Keep it up!

  11. This is great. I've been finding it difficult responding to this opening by white

  12. Does d4 work for white immediately after …f5?

  13. 14:00 h4, queen takes, g3, then you have an escape square for the queen

  14. You are my go-to, thank you for all your content, Igor. Would you mind letting us know if some of these traps work best for blitz games or longer timed games? My son and I play an OTB game where typically each of us make a move once a day when we have the chance. I thought it would be nice to distinguish which traps work best depending on which time limit that you choose. Maybe too much to ask, but I thought if you mention that the trap in your videos works best in a blitz, bullet, or longer timed games might be helpful. Thanks so much.

  15. I Guarantee that most players will attack the F8 knight on F6. They can't help themselves, so you have to take that into account ALWAYS. Haha.

  16. Hello Mr. Igor, can you please cover the (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 f5 4. Bxg8 Rxg8 5. d4!) line? I have been facing it quite a lot and I have little success. Thanks! This video helped though.

  17. Having trouble with this after white plays d3 then Bg4. Seems to lead to lots of problems. Can anyone help?

  18. Would Queen E1 be a better move for black instead of took E1?

  19. Can we use this Gambit for 30 min rapid game??

  20. What happens if White moves the Knight to G5 after Black's pawn captures D4?

  21. Guys, just be aware, after 4. …d3 Bc5 5.exf5 don't go after that pawn with 5….d5. It complicates the game for black with the 6. Bb5. Rather try going for a developing move like Nf6

  22. D4 equalizes for white in the opening after f5

  23. There is something i don’t get…
    @5:08 why is white not moving to H7 ? To me it seems 100% logic to do that ?

  24. Just met this as white for the first time. This is how it went. 4. d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 fxe4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qh5+ Ke7 8. Qe5++

  25. How should Black respond if White were to play the move 4. d4?

  26. White does not lose in all lines. False statement.

  27. I just played this and the opponent resigned in 7 moves

  28. At 10:28 instead of castling white captured my f5 pawn i played d5 but i couldn't know how to continue

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