TRICKY Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4 [Unstoppable Attack]

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πŸ”Ή Chess Opening: Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 | Traps and Ideas –

In this video lesson, we will explore an aggressive chess opening for Black against the White’s first move 1.d4. If you are playing 1.d4 yourself as White or if you are looking for an aggressive way to counter 1.d4 as Black, then you are going to love this!

GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the Englund Gambit, which happens after the first moves 1.d4 e5. Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.

This will be a surprise for your opponents who play 1.d4 looking for a more positional game with strategic ideas. In this video lesson, you will learn the Blackburne–Hartlaub Gambit, which happens after 2.dxe5 d6, aiming for quick development after 3.exd6 Bxd6.

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00:00 Aggressive Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4
00:21 Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5: Why?
01:49Β 2…d6 – Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
03:46 White loses their Queen: Can you find it?
04:34 Black’s Winning Attack on Kingside
07:06 Line-2: If White plays 6.Bg5
09:05 Tip: How to find Attacking Moves
09:50 Line-3: If White plays 3.Nf3, not 3.exd6
11:55 Thank you for your support!

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  1. Love your channel and appreciate all the hard work! Keep it up, much love from the US!

  2. I suspect in most of explanations we ignored the white knight possibility to go d4 after black qween goes e2. The white knight is in the center, threatens the black qween and cannot be pushed away easily – the black knight blocks the black c pond and the white c pond can support d4 knight easily. ?

  3. Perche' fare questo stupido video? E' evidente che per vincere il Nero, Il bianco deve giocare male.

  4. Hey Igor, great video and excellent job explaining the lines. Just one very early counter that I figured..
    After 1. d4 e4 2. dxe4 d6 3. exd6 bxd6 … What if white plays 4. Nc3 .. as after this if black continues ..Nc6, white has this annoying refutation 5. Nb5! It will either force exchanging the strong dark squared bishop and a weak isolated pawn on d6 .. completely refuting plans of castling queen side and attacking whites king side.


  5. White loses queen when castling. Bxh2+ and when he takes our rook's file is opened and then we take the queen

  6. What happens nb5 sir bishop out to bg4 after move because d6 square is week

  7. White Knight D5 is all over this early chasing the queen

  8. What do you recommend after knight to D5 attacking the queen? Early from C3..

  9. What if after 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 d6 White plays 3. Bf4?

  10. it's easy to win from your opponent when you make the worst moves for him.

  11. Thanks bro you are a great coach. Just improved my game with black .Thank you

  12. Hmmmmmmmmmm idk I’m gonna ask someone if this opening is good

  13. My problem is if the whites decides not to take your pawn on D4 and instead choose to March forward. I always get into trouble if they do that

  14. Good chess lesson for novice players like myself . I have played a lot of chess but never really improved . The reason was that I had no strategic planning . It was always just tactics . Not any more . Thankyou Igor

  15. Can you also teach how to play as white against the black's e5 opening?

  16. But after queen E7, white can play play knight to D5?

  17. If they castle you can play Bxh2+ then they will take h2 then we take the queen.

  18. Can we force an attack if white plays 3. e4 and says "you want me to take the queens off?"

  19. Igor, you are a genius. I have been stuck around 890-900 for a long time. Like a really long time. With this and your other videos, I have leaped to 942 pretty quickly and believe that I can get to my goal of 1000 in the future. Thank you so much!

  20. I struggled a lot, as black, on this opening! Thanks a lot! πŸ€—

  21. Thank you for your great video!!
    i have been missing your videos
    great to see that your back!!
    white loses their queen because there comes a move Bxh2😯😲😭😭 checking the king and attacking the queen with the rook on d1!!

  22. How do you respond to Bb5 at 3:48? They often play this variation and I don't know how to respond without getting a terrible pawn structure when they trade on c6.

  23. thanks a lot for this video. But what if white doesn't accept the gambit and doesn't take the poin on d6 and play Kf3 for example its very diificult to have a good game.

  24. GM Igor Smirnov, after I played bishop G4 my opponent played pawn H3 … I ended up winning but that response was a good one.

  25. 4:21
    I respond with Bxh2+ (Kxh2/Kh1) followed by Rxd1(black is a queen up ahead in development and can easily create a winning attack)

  26. Me looking for an opening vs d4: me realizing my best bet is to just englund gambit themπŸ₯΄ I know this line well but I think I'll stick to some solid chess against d4 πŸ˜‚ I usually go for an early queen trap though theres a surprising amount of ways to actually play the englund

  27. Better for White on move 3 to simply ignore the Black d6 pawn and play e4…

  28. I have been playing this opening in some bullet games, and sometimes White will premove their black-squared Bishop to F4 on move two. It's funny. Thank you for this.

  29. What to do if white moves pawn to h3 after u move your light bishop to g4? You went over it once, when white castled, but what about normally? Like if they make the move right after moving your bishop

  30. I dont know why but watching you at 1.5x speed makes sense haha

  31. Most blessed HAPPY BIRTHDAY to GM Igor today. Cheers. May your best wishes 🌠 n 🌠 dreams 🌈 come 🌠 true 🌠 on 🌈 coming 🌠 holiday 🌠 season 🌈 n 🌠 new 🌠 year 🌈 ahead 🌠🌠🌈❀️

  32. Hi, what about move H3 and chase Bishop on g4?

  33. White just plays bishop b5 pining my knight every time. Any suggestions?

  34. Where is the next 6 openings you talked about? What us the name of the next video with these openings in it? TY

  35. In the 6. Bf5 variant, doesn't the trapped knight on g8 become a liability?

  36. thank you so much for your very knowledgeable videos. i have very rarely had white take my pawn, they instead keep pushing their pawn to d5. what would you recommend then?

  37. What if you play bishop g4 but then they play pawn to h3?

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