Beating Everyone with the Same Opening Trap (Stafford Gambit)

Watch live on Twitch: This video features 3 games (played in the same day) in which the white side falls victim to the same simple and devious opening trap in the Stafford Gambit. The trap involves a “fishing pole” idea with an early h5 and Ng4. While the Stafford Gambit is not necessarily a sound… Continue reading Beating Everyone with the Same Opening Trap (Stafford Gambit)

The World's No.5 Player Fell into a BRUTAL TRAP (the Scotch Gambit)

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7 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Scandinavian Defense

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5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Queen's Gambit

✅ Join the waitlist for the course “The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding” – 📥 Download the PGN of these traps from this blog-post – In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov presents to you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Queen’s Gambit, which follows the move order 1.d4 d5 2.c4. The gambit (pawn sacrifice… Continue reading 5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Queen's Gambit

6 Best Chess Opening Traps after 1.e4 | Part-2

💡 Study the complete course “Fighting 1.e4 – The Complete Repertoire for Black”. Use coupon “fight50” and get 50% OFF (till 28 July) – ✅ Watch the first part “6 Best Chess Opening Traps after 1.e4 (Kasparov & Anand were tricked!!)” – 📥 Download the PGN of these traps from this blog-post – In this… Continue reading 6 Best Chess Opening Traps after 1.e4 | Part-2