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Be careful guys. Dunno how, but he is using outdated opening theory. Its well known that this line is improved by far with white with 12. Qa4 unpinning whites knight and if black is unaware and plays his 12..Nd5 to prepare g5 he is into a heap of problems and probably losing after 13.Nc5 blowing the queen side open with Bd2-pawn b4 etc. With that future prospect of material loss, when playing at the board you'll often further advance the "nail" pawn with Ne3 and after exchange that "nail" is sadly so advanced its both weak with no aid and the f-file is open for white again with a myriade of options for white with rook-lifts, skewers, mate threats on the weak white squares in black king position, that you have to solve at the board with precise defence.
I could of course not mention this, but dont think its fair seeing you lose when the video poster literally laughs about whites position and when you sit at the board you get this smacked in your head.
by no means won by white if black doesn't play 12..Nd5 (or even after) but its still very poisonous with a clear initiative to white, a protected passed pawn and no material compensation for black.
This is very effective counter
how similar are the ideas here to ideas in the Vienna game after: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d4.
Great Video :) Can't stop smiling when the fun part came :P
Very effective way to counter this opening. Thanks!
At about 17:30 in he video white pins the black knight. You mentioned taking. Could you also not check with the queen on a5 with a silmutaneous attack on the bishop taking bishop after the check is blocked? Good video -you have made me a believer in this defense! Nimzowitsch was brilliant!
This was great!! I don't usually like 1.e4 based videos as much as 1.d4 but as the KG is my only 1.e4 opening I like to play I had to watch this, great clip there was tonnes of stuff in here I never knew!
If you enjoyed this, come play - set up after black plays D5 (1450 - 1800 rating):
This is fantastic. Many players, even at the intermediate level, don't have 1.e4 e5 as part of their black repertoire because of that "scary, crazy king's gambit". With this line black can dish it right back! Great!
Any gambit with "beer" in the name sounds good to me!
Nice, I'll play this next time I'll face the king's gambit
Nice, I instantly saw the move he was asking for. I usually stare blankly for minutes when I'm told to pause the video like that.
Ditto here. No videos visible on my ipad
I suddenly can't see any videos either (Ipad, chrome and safari). Hope it is soon corrected!
that was nice
Poxtrue, video lessons are only available to diamond members.
hmmm i really do wonder what should be the proper reply after 4 . Qe2 ?
by FM Valeri Lilov
To bring his video series on opening traps that all beginner players should know to a close today, FM Lilov gives his recommendation for facing the King's Gambit. He suggests to fight fire with fire! He recommends the Nimzowitsch Counter-Gambit as black's most interesting, aggressive approach and he provides analysis on the critical ideas to back it up.
King's Gambit Declined: Falkbeer counter-gambit (C31)
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FM Valeri Lilov
Valeri feels fortunate to have learned to play chess from his father when he was only three, immediately becoming seriously engaged. By the age of seven he was able to play blindfold chess in several games at the same time. At the age of eight, he achieved a record-breaking ELO of 1985, and subsequently became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 in Moscow, Russia. He has won over 30 medals in national and international competitions, and in 2008 achieved his highest rating of 2443 and the title of FIDE master, as well as two IM norms.
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