6 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Four Knights Game

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 6 best chess opening traps in the Four Knights game, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6.

He will show you some illustrative examples including the trap set by Jose Capablanca and a trap that was missed by Hikaru Nakamura.

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33 Comments

  1. I personally like knight G4, adds pressure on the knight on F6 by two more pieces, winning the trade off by a pawn

  2. I'm a big fan of the evil laughter 👍

  3. Thank you, Grandmaster. I will crush my ex boyfriend with this new tricks as soon I can find him in his new girlfriend house.

  4. 3:44 is beautiful
    i stoped to comment now i will
    Continue to watch hehe.

  5. I would play Ng4. Now, Nxg4 is not possible as the knight at f6 is pinned.

    So, black can play c6 or h6 or any other move now. But then white will play Nxf6+ and gxf6 Bxf6 forks the queen and the rook!

  6. Can you tell me where to buy your books since i cant afford the courses

  7. So the children love the pieces first, then the game later.

  8. 7:10 I just tried the engine and it says that the castling that Nakamura did was actually the best move since black can just trade the pawns after you go queen e2

  9. 1:05 havent white just blundered a knight here? BxN, PxB, NxP and its royal fork so white cant take bishop back.

  10. Nice video, but (10:04) resigning after being down just a minor piece? At a master level i can understand this being lost but for anyone else's level doing this is just cowardly in my opinion.

  11. ありがとうございます、先生。

  12. Please can you make how to counter 4 knights with queen's pawn opening all the players are playing it

  13. Bro after Qd2 his opponent would play Bxf3 if pawn talks Nxf3 is a fork

  14. Bro after Qd2 his opponent would play Bxf3 if pawn talks Nxf3 is a fork

  15. if anyone else is searching, the first game shown was: Capablanca – NN (1918); New York; casual

  16. Nothing more pathetic than just repeating opponent moves… I'm gonna try it right now

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