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  • 13 days ago


    I really enjoy your Openings for Beginners series, Thanks

  • 6 months ago


    Thanks! Great lesson.

  • 7 months ago


    Excellent video. I am no beginner, but I am a KG player so I need to know this. I never even heard of this line before!

  • 11 months ago


    Started playing this recently.  Worth checking out (and avoiding as black) an interesting trap from a transposed position in Welling Gerard (2405) vs. Douven Rudy C (2406) (1982).  



  • 12 months ago


    Very instructive!  Thank you, IM Lilov! :)

  • 13 months ago


    Thanks for this information again.  I saw it in another one of your videostoo and it's been helpful, but Iwassure nervous in the following game wonderingif I'd have to give material back or at least have my queen-side completely destroyed.  I think if my aponent had done the right thing I may not have gotten off so easily.  I'm not sure how to pust with a board andso since this was only 8 moves, here it is.

    Of course I was black and won.
  • 15 months ago


    Why can I only see 5 minutes of this? I have premium account

  • 19 months ago


    complete waste of time like all the other videos..too short

  • 19 months ago


    This series is great FM Lilov! Please make some more!

  • 20 months ago


    This series is under the heading _Opening Traps for Beginners_ , so I am satisfied with the first 12 moves. Not yet being an intermediate player, there is no reason someone like myself would need to memorize past the 12th move, if even that far. These lines are fun to play against the King's Gambit.

  • 21 months ago


    Hi Valeri, can you please comment...

  • 23 months ago


    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 Dunno how, but he is using outdated opening theory.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.

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  • 2 years ago


    This is very effective counter

  • 2 years ago


    how similar are the ideas here to ideas in the Vienna game after: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d4.  

  • 2 years ago


    Great Video :) Can't stop smiling when the fun part came :P

  • 2 years ago


    Very effective way to counter this opening. Thanks!

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  • 2 years ago



    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!

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