TRICKY Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4 [Unstoppable Attack]

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🔹 Chess Opening: Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 | Traps and Ideas –

In this video lesson, we will explore an aggressive chess opening for Black against the White’s first move 1.d4. If you are playing 1.d4 yourself as White or if you are looking for an aggressive way to counter 1.d4 as Black, then you are going to love this!

GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the Englund Gambit, which happens after the first moves 1.d4 e5. Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.

This will be a surprise for your opponents who play 1.d4 looking for a more positional game with strategic ideas. In this video lesson, you will learn the Blackburne–Hartlaub Gambit, which happens after 2.dxe5 d6, aiming for quick development after 3.exd6 Bxd6.

► Chapters

00:00 Aggressive Chess Opening for Black Against 1.d4
00:21 Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5: Why?
01:49 2…d6 – Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
03:46 White loses their Queen: Can you find it?
04:34 Black’s Winning Attack on Kingside
07:06 Line-2: If White plays 6.Bg5
09:05 Tip: How to find Attacking Moves
09:50 Line-3: If White plays 3.Nf3, not 3.exd6
11:55 Thank you for your support!

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  1. Great video! This is the Englund Gambit: Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit.

  2. What if they attack your bishop early, gotta love how nobody shows that…

  3. HELLPP!!! My opponent played e5, he advanced instead of taking 🥲

  4. Hello sir gm smirnov now a days and the end of the world your my idol I'm from philippines.. Keep sharing with us.. Thank u..

  5. 04:17 is bishop h2 the right move? Forcing the king to take and then taking the white queen with your rook

  6. what do i do if they dont take the first pawn??????

  7. Just wanna say thank you for this. I’ve been having about a 50/50 win rate against 750s and this vastly improved my game with black. Even though I never got the gambit off, the opening position still let me put a lot of pressure and redirect attacks as needed in the middle game. Because of that, I managed to score a nasty mate in 15 moves vs my first opponent after watching.

  8. Chess teacher indeed. Very good explanation. I like to play gambits because I like to have open lines on the board.

  9. I think your lessons are the best because you explain very clearly and direkt and without extra words or bla bla bla as many others…I love your method and very precious as well..thanks and I wait the next video lesson 😊

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  11. The video was really very impressive and helpful! But I request you to make a video on England Gambit Declined line.

  12. Your lessons are great! I never really delved deeply into chess strategies and was always frustrated by my blunder-filled play. Your lessons have helped greatly, I even caught someone with the trap you outlined in another video when they tried the fried liver attack. Checkmated in 10 moves, it was beautiful. Keep them coming!

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  14. My first game after watching this video and user start with d4… great response, it make me – 1 but win at the end

  15. @ 4:06 the castle is blunder because black dark square bishop to H2 and the queen is hanging?

  16. At 11:15 position what happens if white pushes the pawn from d6 to d7? Gonna have to do some maneuvering but won’t be able to castle? Move the king in front of the pawn and bring bishop to d6 to cut off the queens line then capture and manually castle maybe?

  17. Bxh1+ (Discovered check) and white's queen is gone but 1900 2200's dont fall for this Englund Gambit

  18. What is considered a strong opponent? I play some 1800-1900 ranked players. They make some mistakes but they arent easy to spot.

  19. And not a single word about white goes pawn a3 after black's bishop b4.

  20. castling for white results in discovered attack on white queen, if white doesnt cover d2 with bishop.

  21. Major flaw in this “trap” is what if the whites play knight on D5 attacking the queen on e7? 😅

  22. after Bg4 most players will actually just play h3

  23. I don't care about the openings, if i see 1.d4, i play englund gambit

  24. id move my bishop in front of the rook on the d file

  25. First time one the channel. this guy is awesome. Very clear cut and explained very thoroughly.

  26. After castling, the black squared bishop will capture on h2 revealing an attack on the queen. After king takes (either take or run, run is beneficial to black but in no way realistic), black captures the Queen on d1 with the rook.

  27. Suppose white fianchettos the queen bishop? Can you comment?

  28. I tried playing the kings Indian defence and lost terribly my openent said that that’s one of the most defensive openings there is and after the game he asked if I like to be on the Attack, defence or just opening in general I like being on the attack so he said to start learning and playing more aggressive openings so that’s what I am doing

  29. What about the option of an annoying Bb5 ? Takes knight and messes king pawns ?

  30. at 11:22 if white pushes the pawn to D7 whaterver we do we lose the queen after white bishop to g5 ?

  31. ALL of the players I tested this with never took the second pawn…


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