10 Opening Traps Every Chess Player Should Know!

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov talks about the top-10 chess opening traps every chess player must know. Probably you are familiar with a few of them, but some of these traps will be an interesting surprise for you.

GM Igor Smirnov will be presenting to you the traps from various openings: the Caro-Kann Defense, the Sicilian Defense, the Scandinavian Defense, the Alekhine’s Defense, Benko Gambit, and more. Watch the video and let us know in the comments about your favourite trap(s).

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00:00 Introduction
00:18 Trap-1: Caro-Kann Defense
01:22 Trap-2: Sicilian Defense 
05:26 Trap-3: Dutch Defense
06:45 Trap-4: Counter Trap
08:39 Trap-5: GM Igor Smirnov’s Favourite
10:26 Trap-6: Caro-Kann and other openings
10:58 Trap-7: Benko Gambit
11:40 Trap-8: Classical trap after 1.e4
12:59 Trap-9: Alekhine/Scandinavian Defense
14:22 Trap-10: Scandinavian Defense

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32 Comments

  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 Introduction

    00:18 Trap-1: Caro-Kann Defense

    01:22 Trap-2: Sicilian Defense

    05:26 Trap-3: Dutch Defense

    06:45 Trap-4: Counter Trap

    08:39 Trap-5: GM Igor Smirnov's Favourite

    10:26 Trap-6: Caro-Kann and other openings

    10:58 Trap-7: Benko Gambit

    11:40 Trap-8: Classical trap after 1.e4

    12:59 Trap-9: Alekhine/Scandinavian Defense

    14:22 Trap-10: Scandinavian Defense

  2. My favourite is the 'Fishing Pole.' it's the only one I never forget & it's SOOO deadly 😊

  3. My favourite trap with black is Black Burn Shilling

  4. Immediately, Ne5, double threat to bishop in g4 at the same time threatening for checkmate blacks king. And it will be a decisive advantage for white.

  5. Ne5 (inviting bishop to take the queen) Bxd1, Bxf7++

  6. whenever i tried to play some tricks i always forget the moves

  7. 12:42 and then black captures your bishop on c4 and remains one piece up. No, thanks!

  8. Brilliant advice as always from Igor Smirnov. I just won 2 games using the Sicilian trap as black😃

  9. Good explanations, but what is the importance of the pawn to A6 in the Cincinnati?

  10. 15:02 Puzzle Solution:

    Bxf7+ Kxf7 Ne5+ forking the king and the bishop. Wherever the king goes, Nxg4 Nxg4 Qxg4 gets our piece back with interest (pawn on f7).

    The other move Ne5 threatening Bxf7# fizzles out if black defends with Be6!

    Ng5 doesn't work either because of e6 and our queen is under attack again.

  11. Watching from Manipur north east India

  12. A very, very nice and funny video. Thanks a lot for it.

  13. In one of the last openings you made a mistake. Your advice is make h3 first then black Bh5, Nxe5 is a mistake because black plays Nxe5, Qxh5, Nxc4, black has an extra material.

  14. These traps are brilliant Sir, thank you so much I’ve learnt a lot.

  15. Black Raven Solutions Wilderness Academy says:

    Superb channel! Thank you.. My game got spiced up a notch! Bam! I will buy a course soon.. Promise

  16. I noticed a few mistakes that would probably feel the person laying the trap in a bind, but most were okay.

  17. Time 9:38 Your favorite trap can simply be stopped by Qf6, forcing a queen trade.

  18. 12:35 black knight capture the knight on e6 then the queen takes the bishop but the black knight then takes the bishop… not a good trap…

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