7 Best Chess Opening Traps in the English Opening

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will be sharing with you the 7 best chess opening traps in the English Opening, which happens after White’s first move 1.c4. Some of the victims of these traps include the top grandmasters (and also world champions) such as Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, etc.

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14 Comments

  1. In trap number 2, you didn't mention that after pawn takes b7, black can think that he is able to put the rook in b8 pinning the pawn to the queen… The funny thing is that after pawn captures the bishop it promotes and it is a check, so the rook has to take it anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    The video is so awesome by the way

  2. β€œβ€¦and now it’s time to resign.” 🀣

  3. can you do video about english openning

  4. 13:46 I think it`s Nc2+ Forking the King and Rook and when Kd1 we trade the queens and take the rook on the next move!

  5. Ke4, queen exchange, Kf1 knight fork 🍴 check

  6. In the first game you said tha Nd5 then what about Nb4 ??

  7. at 6:30 "… but you kick it away anyway …"
    since the knight can't move, it seems a knights trade can be offered by pawn to e3.
    Yes black would get a pawn advantage, but won't be able to checkmate immediately

  8. Before I watch this vedios, I rated 1700 lichess but When I understand this openning and play 20 games I rated 1900. This is a really story.

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