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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 share with you the 5 best chess opening traps in the Italian Game for both White and Black. The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.

These traps are easy to learn and you can incorporate them in your own games easily. Also, the traps are from the most common and popular lines (and variations) from this opening.

► Chapters

00:00 5 Best Opening Traps in the Italian Game
00:26 Trap-1: White’s pawns vs Black’s pieces
04:21 Trap-2: Mind-blowing kingside attack
07:00 Trap-2: if White plays immediate Ng5
09:39 Recap of the crushing attack
10:18 Trap-3: Old, smothered checkmate
11:56 Trap-4: Italian Game: Classical Variation
13:59 Can you find the winning move?
14:32 Trap-5: Winning trap for White

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  1. Hi Igor Smirnov i have a question about your courses. Is it good idea to learn at the same time more courses or just one and then add another?

  2. the best move at 14 : 25 is rook to E8 then rook takes rook at E8 next queen takes pawn on F7 pinning the rook and the king and for black king to H8 is the only logical move next queen takes rook at E8 delivering a beautiful check mate !!!!!

  3. At 2:05 doesn't black still have Knight to a5 to prevent the loss of material?

  4. 1.Qxf7+, Rxf7 2.Re8+Mat OR 1.Qxf7+, Kh8 2.Qxf8+Mat

  5. Qxf7 and the black rook will step into a pin and rook e8 is checkus matus

  6. hat moment… when you think you know all the opening traps… and you see new cool opening traps again 😀

  7. Best traps, best chess YouTuber, because there are always variants which I haven't seen yet

  8. why not just go bishop d4 and get that first pawn

  9. Awesome video! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Smirnov

  10. At 9:10 it seems possible for white to avoid check mate by moving its kings rook to E1 so that its king can escape to F1

  11. Your channel and chessvibes have taught me the most of any other chess channel, great work

  12. what happens after 9.h4 ? in that case the engine just says its a draw again

  13. Rook to h5 then checkmate with queen and bishop

  14. Very nice, subbed. I get totally wrecked in Italian (both black and white).

  15. In the position where Black bishop goes to b6 and after that Knight captures that bishop and we push d4 pawn to d5 double attack and after that what if Knight moves to a5 giving our white bishop attack?

  16. Beautiful the line of Chigorin's paly! Thanks for share your knowledge, Igor.

  17. Edit: Just checked the other comments and saw that I was wrong. I had the right idea, though. Just had the mental block of "I've got a queen and bishop battery, so I HAVE TO remove the defender and deliver Qf7+ mate". Maybe next time.

    Answer to the puzzle: Re8. If rook takes or any other move that does nothing, Qf7+ mate (rook is pinned). If queen protects the rook with Qe7, take the queen. If Qd8, it's still mate. If Nh6 to add a defender to the f7 square, just Rxf8 Kxf8 Qxd6+ and you're mating in a few more moves after bringing your other rook.

    I'm actually not entirely confident that I have the right answer, so feel free to blow holes in my solution 🙂

  18. 12:30 At first I thought Re8 then after a comment I noticed instant Qf7!

  19. Queen captures on F7 sac the Queen when rook take then white rook goes on E8 checkmate. Now if king moves then Queen captures rook on F8 is also checkmate do to the back rank weakness from black. That's why black should not capture the dark square bishop on G5. Lead's obviously to a force mate regardless of what black does.

  20. Please remove that picture from the main screen (of yours?)

  21. I didn't understand y bishop leave to its position to D1 useless trick I have seen ever 😑😑😡

  22. Absolutely love this game…pure brilliance !

  23. 14:20 I would say rook e8 , sac the rook then use the queen to deliver check , deflecting the king in the corner , captur the rook on the next turn and it's a forcing back rank mate?

  24. At 1:01 what happens if black takes with the pawn instead of the queen? Do any of the following moves still work or does this change everything?

  25. 8:55 what if white played h3?? The game would be normal right cause all treats have been eliminated and after Ne2 Qxe2 Bxe2 the games goes.. Or am I wrong?

  26. At 11:24 if it blocks it with instead of rook it blocks with queen

  27. In the first trap when white plays d5 if the night plays Na5 what to play

  28. In the first example what happens if they play Na5 and threaten your bishop?

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