Universal & Aggressive Chess Opening for White | Powerful Gambit

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If you love playing attacking chess and you want to learn a simple, universal, and aggressive chess opening for White that you can use against any opening/move of your opponent, you’re going to love this!

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches you an improved version of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, called the von Popiel Gambit, which happens after the opening moves: 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5.

This aggressive gambit comes up with a lot of traps for White and the most common responses of Black are losing. And because this opening is universal, you can easily transpose this from any other opening moves of Black.

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00:00 Attacking Chess Opening for White
00:12 Improved Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
01:28 Why 4.Bg5, the von Popiel Gambit
03:15 White’s devastating attack
05:58 Transposition from Scandinavian Defense
07:43 If Black plays e6 instead of Bc8
09:13 If Black doesn’t take exf3
13:22 Sideline: Black plays 4…Nbd7

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42 Comments

  1. Thanks for teaching agrresive opening in a short period

  2. I'm really excited to find this gambit here as well! I know it from YouTube videos by FM William Graif (highly recommended!).
    In the end there is only one question left for me, and that is: is it possible to avoid the French Defence? Because exactly in this I do not want to load! French is a very solid defense for Black, and in my repertoire, I don't respond to 1. e4-e6 with d4 or 1. d4-d5 2. e4-e6 "bang" you're where you didn't want to go… 🙂

  3. 3:30 what if instead of e6 Black plays h6 attacking the White Bishop on g5?
    He didn't cover that line and that's why I'm surely losing every game with this Von Popiel Gambit.

    I'm sure most people will play pawn g6 kicking out White Bishop on g5 very early into the game. How can he not cover any of that line?

  4. what if Qc8 to defend the BISHOP on F5

  5. I'm a fairly low rated player and it seems i can never get my opponents to take the bait. every chess game always seems to be different no matter who you play. good stuff though

  6. Either I don't understand something or you are trying so desperately to sell something that you will gladly say anything even if it is borderline nonsense. You are a GM and you don't know that after 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 the "not dangerous at all" 4…e6 5.Nxe4 transposes to Burn variation of the French defense, an extremely complex positionally line? If that is not "dangerous at all" then what exactly you consider dangerous?

  7. Loved the fireworks on the board!! Do you carry a fire extinguisher with you when you're out torching your opponents?😉😏😇

  8. Yeah this was great when FM William Graif made a video showing these lines a month ago

  9. You do not account for Black moving h6 forcing your white Bishop away.

  10. After Nf6 and Bg5, why wouldn't black just play h6 to kick the bishop away?

  11. I love the blackmar diemer…but never won a single game yet with this variation here. Tha6why I m currently not playing it in rated games.

  12. I am getting addicted to your channel! I am in trouble… My wife is starting to complain about the time I spend studying chess. So addictive!

  13. What if king does not take pawn at F7

  14. @RemoteChessAcademy what if king does not take pawn at F7

  15. Thanks much for the insights, I could win an imp game in OTB tournament. It's indeed an interesting & helpful game to play applying these principles

  16. I looked at this once and decided it was a load of rubbish. The problem i found was 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 de 4.Bg5 Bf5 5.f3 Nbd7 6.g4 Bg6 and whites struggling for the pawns compensation and is already playing for tricks. I prefer to get something from the opening with white but this is a decent bullet/blitz weapon

  17. why won’t black just move pawn to h6 to under mind the rook?

  18. what about pawn to h6 to just kick your bishop away

  19. Hey would you take a look at the Blackmar-Deimar: Gedult Gambit?
    It's a simplified version.

    d4 d5 e4 dxe4 … and f3 instead of Nc3 first

  20. What if after bishop g5 your opponent always plays either pawn to h6 or pawn to f6 to kick the bishop away?

  21. These are excellent tactics against lower-tier players, which I think is how Igor markets them. Top-level players have ways of refuting and punishing these tactics, I presume? Or Igor would be world champion or at least competing in the top tier.

  22. After Bg5, I would expect to see …h6, attacking the bishop and to remove the potential pin to the queen.

  23. Jumped me up 50 points on Lichess from 999 and gives me confidence to play with white. Thank you very much. I love your content.

  24. The black at gambit is a draw with perfect play

  25. Thank you – I love this gambit and you give great examples of common lines others don't explain.

  26. 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5

    And if 4….c6?

    Aww, damn the bad luck! I he would have just played along so I could win!

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