Learn the Queen’s Gambit Chess Opening: TRAPS & Errors

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will teach you the Queen’s Gambit chess opening which happens after the first moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4. He gives a complete overview of this opening in just 10-15 minutes that will give you an in-depth knowledge of this popular chess opening.

Through this mini crash course, you will get a complete understanding of the opening moves of the Queen’s Gambit. Instead of just memorizing the opening moves, you will learn the logic and the fundamental ideas behind those moves.

Most importantly, you will also learn the common errors, cool and nasty traps, and the overall idea of the opening.

► Chapters

00:00 Queen’s Gambit Chess Opening: Traps & Ideas
00:30 Understanding the logic behind opening moves
04:24 Queen’s Gambit Accepted: 2…dxc4
06:42 Winning trap for White
07:26 Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Q-side pawns trap
08:56 Earn money by spreading chess
09:57 QGD: Marshall Defense, 2…Nf6
11:48 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Mainline 2…e6
13:35 Simple variation, avoiding too much theory
15:05 Punishing Black’s common mistake/error

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  1. i still cant bring myself to make the mirror pawn move at start…i used to do it as a child to not insult elderly

  2. Could you add Payoneer to the affiliates.

  3. Because of your channel I'm up to 1103 from being 850ish a few months ago, great analysis and diagnosis of lines we might come across

  4. I play the Albin Countergambit, maybe a video on that would be good if you know some ideas about it

  5. Share our lessons and earn money. Ridiculously annoying to keep on the screen. Almost can't watch it because it won't go away

  6. Everything Igor says makes perfect sense. I just hope I can remember maybe 15% of it.

  7. Thanks so much for the sharing of your knowledge

  8. GM Smirnov is a born chess teacher, i think he is very much underestimated !

  9. 8:44 I had exactly this trap set up against an opponent after I've seen this video, but I was a little disappointed, that my opponent did not loose the rooke. Actually he just lost a knight by sacrificing it an c6, queen takes check, then bishop d7. Now the rooke is defended by the queen and my queen is attacked. There is nothing I can do but too retreat. Or am I missing something? Great channel.

  10. Hi Igor. Thank you! This video is fantastic.

  11. Love the videos!! I follow your ideas..I love attacking!

  12. You really helped me improving playing chess. Thank you,I love ur channel

  13. at 7:25: black counters with knight c6 – blocking the chess and covering the bishop. White counters with a3 ? Fine… bishop pulls back and prepares attack on f2.
    Queen to a4 is by no means the silver bullet you claim it is ….

  14. Sir Can you uploud some videos about Queen's Gambit ???

  15. As an E4 guy, this video sheds so much light and encouragement in playing D4.

  16. I love when a poker coach says you win the bishop and pretty much win the game right away. Trust me I’m always in a situation where I’m +5+8 and figure out how to lose the game lol.

  17. Your lessons are so good. I already have a playlist of your videos. And I also subscribed 🙂
    Btw, Are you a coach?

  18. What if blacks pawn on b6 gets defended by bishop d7? I have had that happen two times in a row now, and thanks for great content Igor!

  19. black bishop d7, do the same moves you trade pawns bishon takes then bishop goes back to c6, protecting the bishop with the knight and not only defending the rook, but counter attacking the queen and not forgetting he took that pawn i sacrificed a few seconds ago. What do i do in this situation?

  20. I can’t for the life of me remember the decline moves

  21. 4 minutes in and I understand way more than I have in the the last month! You are an amazing teacher! Thank you so much.

  22. Why e3 instead of e4 when the gambit is accepted

  23. so basically four minutes of rubbish talk, thank goodness there was a speed up button

  24. I always played the queen's gambit in our inter class tournaments and boy I was always destroyed

  25. Clearly.. ginger boy, in the background, has heard it all before.. and therefore feels, despite some very helpful and straightforward advice, absolutely no need to stir from his second cat nap of the evening….🐈 💤 ✌️

  26. The real version of Shelden. Even he looks a little like him. But seems very humble for a GM. I enjoy this a lot. Very rewarding. Thank you!

  27. All i needed to see was your cat sleeping so peacefully Igor and …. wait… was this a chess video?? best chess teacher on youtube bar none!!!!

  28. when gambit accepted, isnt it better to play e4 instead of e3?

  29. After this video i played the queens gambit the first time and got direktly a win 😊

  30. This gentleman is very kind to the You Tube chess community.

  31. First time commenting – best video for myself being 1200ish ELO.
    The slow and detailed explanation of the first couple of moves of the QB and next moves required for each variation, is what makes the video top shelf.
    Cheers from Australia Igor

  32. Thank you for this excellent video. I studied the London and the Scandinavian. You helped me understand the Queen's Gambit.

  33. Black can defend the Rook. Nf3, Qxf3+ followed by bishop d2. (regarding the segament at 8:40 roughly).

  34. You are a wonderful instructor. You keep things very simple. Kudos to you. Regards from India.

  35. In queens gambit declined opponents always move bishop to b4. Could you Cover this in a Video please?

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