TRICKY Chess Opening for Black Against 1.e4 [Kholmov Gambit TRAPS]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a tricky chess opening for Black against 1.e4. What’s interesting about this opening is that it is very solid even though it’s a lot trickier (since most of the tricky chess openings are unsound if your opponents play the right moves).

It is the Kholmov Gambit from the Damiano Variation of the Petrov’s Defense which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Qe2 Qe7, where Black just copies/mimics White’s moves. However, it’s a lot trickier than one can imagine!

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00:00 Tricky Chess Opening Gambit For Black Against 1.e4
00:32Β Petrov’s Defense: Damiano Variation, Kholmov Gambit
02:02 Trap-1: Exploiting the pin on the e-file
03:17 Trap-2: If White defends the pawn with 8.f4
05:49 Trap-3: If White gives up the e5-pawn
07:56 Trap-4: If White plays 6.Qa4+
08:31 Trap-5: If White plays Qxe5 instead of dxe5
10:16 Beware of this checkmate trap
11:23 If White doesn’t play 3.Nxe5

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