Gambit Rules

Gambit Rules

Hi I’m Igor Smirnov, International Grandmaster
and a chess coach. And you’re welcome into this new lesson called “Gambit Rules”. Recently,
I received an e-mail from my student where he shared his game with me.

64 thoughts on “Gambit Rules

  1. Suppose your father is the adult intermediate player, how should he go about improving? I am in my mid 60s, it' not so simple now.

  2. Grand Master Smirnov, you are a fantastic teacher and a fine example of a gentleman. I always enjoy your classes and have a world of respect for you and your teaching. Thank you.

  3. Please visit my chesschannel as well. Nice openings with game examples of my own and gm vs gm. Also nice blitz weapons for you.

  4. what makes you think that older people need a different method to improve?

    in any game i've ever played, the only thing i've noticed that holds back older players is that they tend to get into a comfort zone and play the same way every time, whereas younger players have more of a natural curiosity and drive to change up their play.

  5. Omg really really great and educational chess Igor! Really REALLY learnt a lot from ur video, please do more of these!

  6. Hello Igor, I notice you said to be a high titled chess player, you should start at a young age. Would you say 17 years old is an good or bad age to be starting if you aspire to be high ranking in the chess community?

  7. …what about in 11:11 play Bb5? its developing move and you make his king exposed (If Bd7 than Qxd5). Is it wrong… am I missing something?

  8. “Do it in Russian! There will be more viewers”

    The comment was translated to English by computer.
    In the future, please, use English language so that everybody can understand you. Thanks!

    Manuel | Student Support Officer

  9. Please note that RCA is a place for friendly communication. Any impolite comments will be removed.

    Manuel | Student Support Officer

  10. Daniel, that would be possible, but White wants to keep pieces on the board to attack, and play in gambit style. For example, after 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Qxd5 Bxb5 13.Qxb5+ Qd7 White has only a slight edge as Black managed to change some pieces his king is not under immediate attack anymore.
    Hope that helps.
    Manuel | Student Support Officer

  11. the channels name is Igor Smirnov i cant see RCA anywhere sorry…
    not the most frindly comment i know but why not check the board properly before askin stupid questions its easier for all of us

  12. One of the best chess videos ever, thanks for the tips…. I like pinning the opponents pieces while staying active and beat the chess computer on level 10…now I have even more ammunition against the computer!!!

  13. Your videos have connections with your other videos like to take is a mistake is connected with secrets of strong players….i have learned alot from this videos only! Tnx GM Igor Smirnov!

  14. GM Smirnov's advice is usually very practical, but here he falls into the common pedagogical trap of trying to apply a rule to an unsuitable example: "Don't trade your active pieces when you're behind in development." (His criticism of 7…Ne5) He doesn't mention that the best move for Black is the undeveloping 7…Nb8. I think the problem with 7…Ne5 is that Black has to make the ugly move 9…f6 to hold the pawn on e5 after 7…Ne5 8 Nxe5 de 9 Bb2 weakening the light squares. Even best slip.

  15. Thank you for this extremely useful video. I have a question that maybe sounds stupid for a grandmaster:

    Do the rules you describe in the video only work when you play gambits (or against them) or can they also be used successfully in normal openings?

    For example: Is it good to develop pieces while also creating threats in normal openings?   

  16. отличное видео! классный акцент… сразу так и не скажешь, что русский) все понятно розтолковал, мне понравилось, все понятно)) Удачи тебе в твоих последующих видео)

  17. at 8:29 when you say Bb4+ is not a good choice because of Ncc3 threatening the g7 pawn and Qa4+ forking king and the bishop, what about if black replies Qa5? now they are threatening winning a piece since g7 cannot be taken now and the move f6 follow by e5 seems very dangerous

    I played your opening, and I got great results, Thanks!

  19. These videos are the most helpful videos on chess I have come across and I've been to quite a few places. Not to say that other channels aren't good but the basic principles covered in these videos are so incredibly useful.

  20. At the 3 minute mark after White plays d5 threatening the knight at c6 what would the correct move be ? , …if Nc6-e5 is a mistake? Is Nc6-a5 correct? . It seems that the knight is decentralised there. Decentralising pieces also is generally a violation of opening play. Nc6-b4? looses to Qa4 check apparently. Perhaps Blacks d6 was inferior to e6. Comments?

  21. 3…cxb4 is probably better. If 4.a3 e5, and if 4.d4 then 4…e6. Black is fine. Gambits are never really dangerous when you know how to respond. Seems to be true for almost everything in life. 

  22. Interesting, played mostly gambits for a few years never heard of those rules, might be worth having in mind during gameplay althougth I think I'm moderately succesfull already. Maybe it is about style but I wanted to get the light squared bishop which did not move involved already after d6 and in several more positions.

  23. Hello Igor, thanks for your instructive lessons so far. But as for me I'd be greatful if you could provide the detailed information about the game examples you showed here in your videos as (and I am sure you'll agree) it is very helpful to repeat those games on the board and analyse them step by step. It'd be great if you could do that. Thanks again for the easy to understand videos here!

  24. Im very thankful to you to upload this amazing video. I have a doubt that how to defend and attack efficiently in chess? please make a video on it. 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😂😂😂😂😃😃😃😃😃

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