5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Petrov Defense | Stafford gambit, Anand was tricked and more

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you 5 best chess opening traps from theΒ Petrov Defense, one of the most common chess openings, which happens after the following opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6. Β  Β 

Even the very first trap that Igor shows you in this video is a killer – thousands of players have played these moves online, which means that your opponent is most likely to fall into these traps! And also, the former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand fell for one of these traps.Β 

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5 Comments

  1. I find that when the Bishop of Black moves to g4 and I threaten with the pawn most times they just go ahead and take the Knight

  2. After the Stafford knight gambit is accepted, I know there are lines if white then plays d3, e5, Nc3, f3, and Bc4. But if white plays Bd3 is there a line? Thanks!

  3. Puzzle: Qe2 to Qb5+ and take the bishop
    If Qe2 and black plays Bg4 play H3 and kick the bishop out

  4. Queen to e2 also looks powerful. Yea, and then d3.

  5. I wish that Smirnov could make a video about the traxeler counter attack.

  6. 8:05 – If White's move is f3 instead of Qd3, then there is no checkmate. But even so, white will do much worse.

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