The BEST Chess Opening for Black Against 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the best chess opening for Black against 1.e4. It is from the Portuguese variation of the Scandinavian Defense, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4.

The variation that he shows is very aggressive and it’s even played by the world champion Magnus Carlsen in online chess.

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216 Comments

  1. Thank you so much sir ❤️❤️ Love from India ❣️

  2. Actually I don't get this opening. Why white would play 3.d4 facing a treat to the pown from the black knight and a queen instead of playing something like pawn to c4 / bishop to c4 or knight to c3?

  3. I'm sorry, but hit how is 3. d4 the main line?
    Doesn't make sense..

  4. I saw your videos..they are very easy to understand. Thank you very much Sir.

  5. I played this line after watching this video and I won the game 😂

  6. Solution to the puzzle at @7:10

    Black moves the knight to d3 delivering a check: Nd3+

    Now, bishop can't capture the knight as it is pinned and Qxd3 loses the queen to Bxd3.

    So the king has to move.

    If it goes to d2, then Bb4+ Kc2 Nf2, attacking the queen with the knight and delivering a discovered check with the bishop on f5, winning the queen!

    Else, if the king moves to f1, then Nf2 forks the queen and the rook!

  7. Why would white play d4 instead of knight c3?

  8. Thanks a lot for a new method to whites d4? 😀👍♟

  9. i would go Nd3 check but not sure of the flollow up

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