Fajarowicz variation | Chess Opening for Black – Ideas & Traps

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The Fajarowicz variation in the Budapest Gambit follows the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4. The Fajarowicz variation is said to have its origins in the chess circles from Leipzig, with the first important game being H.Steiner vs Fajarowicz at the 1928 Wiesbaden tournament. In this variation, Black makes no immediate effort to regain the gambit pawn, preferring to concentrate on active piece play and tactical tricks.

The move 4.Nf3 develops a piece and covers the sensitive d2-square. After 4…Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.a3 Black can easily get confused by the move-order. The move 4.a3 allows White to avoid the annoying bishop check on b4, the also annoying knight jump to b4, and prepares Qc2 to undermine Black’s knight.

In this video lesson, the RCA Academy Manager Angelos Kesaris will present to you some interesting games from this opening variation. He will also explain the general ideas for Black and some of the brilliant traps in this variation.

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  1. just had an opponent try this against me and I won (1300 rated…)
    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.f3 Qh4+ 5.g3 Nxg3 6.Bg5 Qxg5 7.hxg3 Qxg3+ but I understand that had he brought out his black bishop before Queen h4 I would have been in big trouble…

  2. Good job, I like your style and spirit un playing.

  3. I have 82 types of trap of budapest gambit

  4. I really like your opening videos , others make it very small , you tell many variations compared to others … i will also watch your others videos

  5. Great opening for Black. And much better was your commentary. Very clear and covered all main lines. Thank you!

  6. Thanx…but not very effective when playing with the computor…😉

  7. Your Fajarowicz variation is a great idea for an opening! I appreciate your analysis!

  8. nicely explained ,SOME DAY would like to see a video on Ng4 line also

  9. You are by far, by far the best instructor for Chess, I have found on the internet. Thank you. I live in Jonesborough, TN, USA

  10. Really very useful opening traps & well explained.
    Regards from Punjab, India

  11. This is gonna be my new weapon. Much love to your channel guys y'all are really great instructors.

  12. Beautiful games and very well explained 👍👍 Thank you

  13. I won my first game using this defence as Black!

  14. The lowly ferryboat longitudinally raise because queen occasionally brush since a hushed disgust. grubby gruesome, simple seaplane

  15. Bravo aggele epitelous tin anagnorisi pou sou aksizei.. synexise etsi na mas anoigeis tou orizontes..

  16. This is a total stupidity ,d4 Kf6 ,e5 de5,Ke4 and now the best way is A3,after b6 Knight d2 and white easy play!If knight on g5 then F4 or H4 ,if come on c5 then B4 folowed by bishop b2 and verry verry easy play for white here. This oppening is verry verry bad

  17. Those sharp lines is explained only when white not playing goog or better say when make mistakes.If you going to play chess and waiting for your opponenet to make mistake to win a game then you are a so far away from a chess player

  18. What the best response,sir, if white move to d5 after black's e5?

  19. My brother plays Qd4 as his standard opener w Bc4. This will be a great surprise in our next match!

  20. You didn't look at: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4 4. Qd4….. what does black do then?

  21. Like Lord Faust commented, there are good answers for white against Fajarowicz. .. but I think more probable is after 1.d4 Kf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ke4 and surely best option for White 4.a3 that Black plays (after his attack by Bb4 is prevented) a simple 4. … d6 and he openes the way for his whitesquared bishop so that after 5.Kd2 he can answer with Bf5… but white's position is then still better

  22. But anyway. .. cool video, thanks a lot!!

  23. I’m learning so much from this channel I love it

  24. what a beatiful line sir ,will forever be grateful to u for teaching this

  25. Simply awesome! I'm a d4 player and now this variation is simply one I will surely employ playing Black. Thank you so much for the share!

  26. After white pawn took on black pawn on E5, move bishop to B4 for the fastest win🤓

  27. This op is fire, kinda like Traxler after d4

  28. Ne5 then white move is f3. What is 200 elo tutorial

  29. just amazing. tried this gambit for the first time and the opponent fell for it and i won the game

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