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5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Sicilian Defense

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The Sicilian Defense is the most frequently used defense from club players to Grandmasters. The main reason for the popularity of this chess opening is its combative nature – Black fights not for equality, but for advantage. The Sicilian Defense begins with the moves: 1.e4 c5.

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will share with you 5 best chess opening traps in the Sicilian Defense with different variations including the Najdorf, Dragon, Accelerated Dragon, O'Kelly and Paulsen variation.


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I don't always use chess traps. But when I do, I get trapped

Author β€” Geenie

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13:53 I could just play Qc7 and win a pawn

Author β€” TC TrainConstruct

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GM Igor Smirnov, an excellent teacher!! Your videos are clear and easy to understand! I thank you for keeping it professional!! Thank you for your precious time and contributions to the sport of chess!!

Author β€” Mike Williams

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The first one does not work..you state there are two choices...Qb6 would of course work but Qa5 pins the knight making the game a little too easy for black to win

Author β€” vesyal shashi kumar

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Thankyou chess academy for the initiatives.

Author β€” Ashutosh khati

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the last trap instead of 5.Be3 you play 5.Bd3 and then on 6th move you castle imediately and if black checks Bb4+ just move Nbd2 not on c3 to avoid capturing and make you a double pawn file. this is how i counter that trap and you need to watch every var black moves and do not use 1 var opening patern you need to learn other vars. too to avoid these traps. 😁

Author β€” Zander Alojado

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Good these trikes and traps help me much on how play chess better. Go on I follow you, thanks alot.

Author β€” Arwan Pawar

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These traps only work if your opponent plays exactly how you want them to, which almost never happens. Better to just learn good positional play.

Author β€” Checkmate Chess Channel

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πŸ˜œπŸ˜€ These traps only work if your opponent plays exactly how you want them to, which almost never happens. Better to just learn good positional play.

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Author β€” Chess MC

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When you say β€œblack prefers that move” please explain why. All openings became openings because every move makes certain sense or serves a purpose. Please explain why. It’s really important. Thank you.

Author β€” Wanda Rubkow

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It would be very useful and educational if you, instead of just presenting a type of defense as given, explain the reason for every move. Thanks

Author β€” Wanda Rubkow

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What’s will happen if the knight check frm d7 instead of c7

Author β€” jalal qassim kodi

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Thank you for your sufort.and very nice to me..and helf me.learn lern sicillien dragon and what ever.

Author β€” John Albert Nalual

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Nice vid. Saw similar vid on the channel of Erik Kislik. Quite nice content

Author β€” Riddhi Cheema

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1 e4 c5 2 d4 cxd4 3 Qxd4 Nc6 4 Qe3 and the dog just ate your homework.

Author β€” Ray Gordon Teaches Chess

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At first trap what if black would move his queen on h5?

Author β€” BartΕ‚omiej Danielkiewicz

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nope not working even if i play with beginners they just DON'T move the bishop's. BS

Author β€” Alpha Victorious

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There's also the trap 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bf4?? e5! 6.Bxe5 Qa5+ winning a piece.

Author β€” Frederick Rhine

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What if the pawn on F file captures the knight in the levenfish trap

Author β€” Anushree Sharma

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Note: in the second trap (accelerated dragon) if black takes with the d pawn after white pushes to e6 then the game continues 10 Bb5+, bd7 (blocking) 11. BxB, QxB then 12 Qe5 (forking the rooks again)

Author β€” Brandon Duarte