Top 5 POWERFUL and UNKNOWN Opening Traps | Ask Me Anything

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 5 most powerful and unknown chess opening traps. These are really sound traps which means that you will play really good moves while setting the trap, so even if your opponent doesn’t fall for the trap, you would still have a great position.

The traps are from a variety of chess openings including the Queen’s Gambit, the Old Benoni Defense, the London System, and more.

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00:00 5 Chess Traps to WIN Fast
00:20 Thank you, 200K subscribers!
00:41 Ask Me Anything & Giveaway
01:44 Trap-1.1: Queen’s Gambit
02:40 Trap-1.2: Old Benoni Defense
04:16 Trap-2: London System
07:20 Trap-3.1: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack
11:26 Trap-4: Against strong opponents
13:36 Trap-5: Against 1…b6

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  1. 📢 AMA: Ask your (any) questions in the comments below👇 and GM Igor Smirnov will give his best answers. [Be quick: first come, first served]

    ❤ We've got 200K subscribers – thank you for your support! After 48 hours, 3 random lucky winners of the AMA event (Ask Me Anything) will get the "GM Igor Smirnov's Super Pack" worth more than $1600 USD for FREE!📢 UPDATE: The 3 lucky winners of the giveaway are Peter, John, and Adam. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated and showed their love and support to the RCA channel! ❤

  2. Can you make a Scandi/Portuguese gambit video?

  3. ► Chapters

    00:00 5 Chess Traps to WIN Fast

    00:20 Thank you, 200K subscribers!

    00:41 Ask Me Anything & Giveaway

    01:44 Trap-1.1: Queen's Gambit

    02:40 Trap-1.2: Old Benoni Defense

    04:16 Trap-2: London System

    07:20 Trap-3.1: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack

    11:26 Trap-4: Against strong opponents

    13:36 Trap-5: Against 1…b6

  4. Ok. But after this video, how can they be called "UNKNOWN"?

  5. Who is your favourite chess player of all time?

  6. I remember seeing Hikaru fall for that trap live in the b3 variation with the "tactic" Bxe5.

  7. Igor, thank you for all your work and videos, really appreciated! 🙂
    My question would be: "How should one prepare for an opponent, given that we know their usual opening repertoire?"

  8. I love your videos. Make it 200,001 subscribers

  9. how sir I am stuck at chess at rating of 800 plz try to help me

  10. You are doing really great Grandmaster Igor, no greed of master classes that much is enough for us , appreciate your hardwork , Thanks you 👌

  11. Hello Igor, I appreciate what oyu do for the chess community.
    My question is:
    Before you were a grandmaster, how did you make the jump from advanced/expert to master level player?
    I am 14 and currently stuck at 2000 elo, I would like to become a IM/GM in the future.
    How do I get past this barrier?

  12. Igor – I am a huge fan of your teaching style. It helps me understand some of the concepts without constraining creativity. My question to you is: What do you do when your opponent throws a wrench in your opening? For example, what happens when you're doing your typical development, but they make a pawn move that stops you from developing your pieces in a coordinated and timely manner.

  13. Igor – amazing content, all the time. My question is : do you have any advice or drilling techniques for curing time trouble addiction? In OTB game I almost always want to use too much time early on and have pressure later, even though I plan not to do this before each game ! Needs kicking out through some exercises or psychological strategy I believe.

  14. Hey Igor, love the videos!! I'm not nearly as strong as I'd like to be so many of your ideas are new to me. Great content. I would LOVE a shot at winning your courses!! Thanks!!

  15. Its interesting, how the moves preparing a trap,can be disguised, so that the opponent doesn't see it coming.

  16. My question is why don't you teach some good openings instead of traps
    Teach 1.e4 , d4, c4

  17. Is it better to do puzzles or to play games?

  18. Hi Igor, thank you for creating this awesome chess content! My question: How can we transition from advanced beginner to intermediate? I play a lot of Blitz on lichess, I learned a few openings, and I am trying to spot tactics. But it is difficult to make the transition from advanced beginner (~1300 lichess Blitz rating) to something higher.

  19. Time to tell us the name of your cat bro

  20. About 200k subscribers: you deserve more because of your smooth style of teaching. Your contents are very helpful and you represent those very delicately.
    Question (or request): how to find best move on any position? It will be very helpful if you make some videos on how to understand chess positions better. Thank you.

  21. Great video as ever! I want to thank you again for your video on the Rousseau Gambit, as this has turned into a dominant opening for me, and I win 65%+ of my games as black against the Italian as a result. I have two questions (one serious, and one not so serious):

    1) Is there a game you would like to be remembered as your "immortal" game?
    2) Would you like to have a good laugh at a terrible chess player? I have a game where (as black) I had 3 brilliancies, got to M2, missed it, then the evaluation was -9…and I melted down and lost. No worries if not, but let me know if you would like some light entertainment.

    I would love the chance to win your collection of teachings – your youtube videos have been an invaluable resource for me.

  22. Congratulations and keep adding more, Your demonstrated traps are too good, love watching them.over and again.

  23. My question is: what is your favorite tactical motif? For example the greek gift or a certain mating pattern

  24. What is the most important principle of Chess?

  25. Is it necessary to sacrifice chess pieces just for some advantage, or should you be more reserved but still be tactically cunning.

  26. Congratulations to 200k subs! My question is what was your most joyful experience in chess so far, i imagine becoming gm was definitely exciting but maybe there is something else, like a particular game you have played in your chess career or a famous game someone else played? Maybe a fascinating calculation or unique combination that wins a game? I'm curious to hear the answer and thanks for reading/answering my question in advance! :))

  27. Hello Igor, It's been many years since my last chess game. I just discovered you and your videos a couple of months ago, and now I watch and re-watch them all the time. I think I will come back to play soon… so I REALLY THANK YOU! keep up the good work!

  28. Congratulations. Really enjoy your videos. My question, If you had to pick one opening for white which one would you chose, and like wise what opening for black against e4 & d4. Thank you.

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