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🔹 5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Italian Game –
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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will teach you how to refute the Italian Game, one of the most popular chess openings, as Black. The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.
After Black responds with 3…Bc5, we enter the Giuoco Piano chess opening. Although the mainline is 4.c3, most chess players (especially beginners and club players) play the natural 4.0-0.
And this gives a powerful attacking opportunity for Black, which is exactly what you will learn from this video lesson. You will learn a deadly and unstoppable kingside attack against White, which will give you a lot of sweet victories!
00:00 Crush the Italian Game as Black
01:13 Refuting White’s attack
02:40 Unstoppable kingside attack
03:20 Line-1: If White plays Nxg5
06:24 Line-2: If White plays h3, for Bh2
07:50 Can you find the best move?
08:32 Line-3: If White plays h4
10:10 Universal attacking plan
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