Top 5 Fastest Checkmates in the Rousseau Gambit


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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 5 fastest checkmate traps in the Rousseau Gambit. The Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5.

This gambit opening is very tricky and comes with a lot of deadly traps. It is very easy for White to make fatal mistakes and lose the game in the opening stage.

Even advanced-level players struggle to find the best moves in these variations and fall for the traps, as you can see in one of the examples in this video.

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00:00 Top 5 Fastest Checkmates in the Rousseau Gambit
00:09 Magnus Carlsen’s opinion on the Rousseau Gambit
01:33 Trap-1:White’s kingside destroyed
03:58 Trap-2: If White plays 5.Qe2
05:16 Trap-3: If White doesn’t play 4.exf5
07:41 Trap-4: White’s correct response 4.d4
09:20 Even 2500 rated players get trapped!
10:30 Trap-5: Greek gift sacrifice for the win!

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