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.

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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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75 Comments

  1. ► 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

  2. love ur channel, it has helped me in improving a lot.

  3. Excelente explicaciòn. Gracias.!!!

  4. Great content for anybody who enjoys chess.

  5. have you ever heard of the diemer-duhm gambit (a variant of the BDG ). I played in a few correspondence thematic tournaments in the 90s.

  6. 10:57 I think the more precise move here is Nf3. The reasoning being the d5 knight is unstable and black owes white a tempo to move it later on anyway. Nf3 is more flexible and white keeps e4 in reserve hanging it over black's head.

  7. Rich content. Thanks Igor, a lot. 🌹🌹🙏🏻

  8. Excellent explanation! Thank you very much!

  9. Would you do a video on traps in the symmetrical English? If there are any common ones, anyway…

  10. Thank you so much for make all videos about tips, It really helped me once again, thank you very much sir! 🔥👏👍💪🙏🏼

  11. Been playing the queens gambit for quite some time now so it's good to be able to know how to punish some early mistakes.

  12. Best explanation of why people play 1.d4 I've seen. Queens Gambit lesson was great too.

  13. I think it would be easier for the student if you teach the "standard" play straight through first, then go backward step-by-stop looking at mistake/variations. To teach the variations right off the second move, and then teach less played things first…. I finished the whole video and am more confused than before.

  14. At 11:05, 4. Nf3 is a bit more precise than 4. e4. Nf3 is a hedge against the e5 pawn break. Once the knight retreats to f6, Black is set up to play e5, then exchange queens, and play Ng4 if white takes e5. It's a little nuance that I keep in mind in that position and similar ones.

  15. I started following ur videos as a 700 rated player and currently am at 1400 u have really helped me

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