Punishing Amateur Mistakes | Cambridge Springs Opening

In this video, I play the Cambridge Springs Opening which is one of the trickiest and trappiest replies to the Queen’s Gambit.
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43 Comments

  1. If anyone was wondering, it was named after a tournament held in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania in 1904 where it was used several times. (Per Wikipedia)

  2. I miss the full streams on the main channel

  3. Wassup Eric, today i reached 2000 blitz for the first time in my life after picking up chess during lockdown. You were the first chess channel i subbed to, and thus the first part of my journey. Thanks for your entertaining and very educational videos. Keep it up big guy.

  4. had similar positions when i play the nimzo vs people who are not familiar with how to respond, fun games XD

  5. Was so excited for this since yesterday’s video! I decided to use it as my main response to 1.d4 since I first saw it in one of your vids a few years back and I have loved it! Even got a fun win vs an 1800 chesscom friend when he played 7 Bd3 and I won a piece after Ne4, 8 Bxe4,dxe4 9 Nd2 and Qxg5. I also think that the lines with 9. Ne5, f6 are really interesting so I was somewhat disappointed he went Nd2. Thanks for the good fun and good content!

  6. The Cambridge Springs tournament of 1904.

  7. I'll challenge you for $100, but I'll play the opening game with Stockfish, and after the opening without Stockfish. OK?

    My rating is 1681

  8. Well, I'm a bit embarrassed my one game with you is called "Punishing Amateur Mistakes" but it was an honor to play you either way. Thanks for the opportunity and the instructional chess 😅

  9. Thank you eric for your explanations. U n Gotham are the inklings of chess. Wish you would cover the Smithsonian Key tourney of '84 that was also in Cambridge

  10. After Nxc3 white isn’t losing a piece, he is not even worse actually, a3 was the best move and after Nxc3 white has Qb3

  11. You make me feel ancient, Eric. Every Fischer-boom member of the USCF knows about The International Chess Congress in Cambridge Springs PA 1904. Chess Life and Review regularly reviewed games from it. It was made famous by Frank Marshall who won with a score of 11-0-4 (13 pts) vs. the likes of Emanual Lasker, Janowski, Schlechter, Chigorin, Pillsbury. I've read about it in several books including one from the venerable Fred Reinfeld.

  12. triangles have straight lines so the Bermuda Triangle, doesn't happen on a globe. stay woke my friends.

  13. My dumbass thought Cambridge spring was tournament lmao

  14. This was worth watching until the end for the departing twitch comment. 🤣🤣🤣

  15. This was highly instructive . Thanks Eric . Nice video on the Cambridge Springs variation and nice refresher on the elephant trap and triangles . 😁 . People will miss the scalene triangle double attack on the bishop at G5.

  16. What the hell was that message at the end? Lmao

  17. The nice thing is, you can also reach a Cambridge Springs from the semi-slav moveorder. Good for slav players

  18. "Sometimes Queens are not good at double attacking other Queens"
    Wise words indeed

  19. SmoothLegs: “Hello Ericsson. I sleeping when you play chess big. Sometimes I chess also. I try master horse piece. But I have not so good as him move confusingly! How long before there are big number in name like you? Thank you for making”
    Eric: “Uhhh… You Welcome”

  20. Would love to see more of the Cambridge Springs! Also if white doesn’t play in to it what your repertoire is would be awesome:)

  21. Wow learned a lot just by watching the vid..this really helps me as an 18yo chess beginner…

  22. Hello Ericsson. I sleeping when you play chess big. Sometimes I chess also. I try master horse piece. But i have not so good as him move confusingly! How long before there are big number in name like you? Thank you for making

  23. Hello Ericsson. I sleeping when you play chess big. Sometimes I chess also. I try master horse piece. But i have not so good as him move confusingly! How long before there are big number in name like you? Thank you for making

  24. You can take revenge the way Vidit did against GothamChess😁

  25. The thing with the Bermuda Triangle is that it is created on the surface of a globe, which means it is no longer a conventional triangle, as spherical geometry is different from an euclidean one.

  26. "Sometimes, queens are not so good at double-attacking other queens."

    ~Eric Rosen, 2022

  27. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Qe7 4. O-O Nd8 check this out for stafford gambit line lichess doesnt list it erici get it from ai the line cont but an idea from book andrew soltis lol Johannes Metger's unpin played again Baron Rodriguez, Lanzarote 2003.have funn lol

  28. Eric since you like gambits can you play the Brussels Gambit?

  29. 10. Qb3 is a nice way to not lose the piece that I think you missed

  30. Cambridge Springs is a place in Pennsylvania USA where a tournament was held in which Lasker etc. participated and this variation was played by many of the players in that tournament and hence the name.

  31. I added the Cambridge Springs to my repertoire over the pandemic. IM Andrew Martin made a great Fritz trainer on this. Very fun to play, people fall for a lot of the traps in blitz games especially.

  32. Cambridge Springs is a town in Pennsylvania. That's all I know. I would guess there was once a tournament there…

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