Two Knights Defense Traps: Chess Opening Tricks to Win Fast |Best Checkmate Moves, Strategy & Ideas

Hello Chess Friends, I am Jeetendra Advani. And Welcome to Chess Talk. In today's chess video, I am going to show
you an amazing Chess Opening trick which will help you win more games. You need to watch this till the end because
I also have a really interesting chess Puzzle for you all. Let's see if you can solve that. So without further ado, let's get started. This is a trap for black which arises out of the two knights defense. Let's get straight into it. The game starts
with e4 e5, knight f3 & knight c6. This is a very common opening played at the
intermediate & grandmaster level. From here, most white players bring out their bishop to attack on Black's weakest square, and that is f7. If you see, at the moment, we are protecting
this g5 square with our queen so this knight cannot jump over here to attack this weak
f7 square. But what we are going to play now is knight
to f6.

We are inviting white to move his knight here
because our queen is no longer defending this square. This pawn is being attacked twice by this
knight & bishop so we need to do something about it. Let's block off this diagonal by playing pawn
to d5. Now white will naturally capture this pawn. What you don't want to play here is something
like knight captures d5. Because white can sacrifice his knight like this & he can destroy you with the fried liver attack. I have made a detailed video on the fried
liver attack. You can check it out by clicking on the I
button above. Going back, some of the main moves in this position would be knight to a5 or pawn to b5 with the idea of attacking this bishop. We are not going cover any of these in this video. What I am going to show you is a cheeky little trap which starts with the move knight to d4. Now since, we are not threatening the bishop
or knight, white will obviously start thinking of attacking this weak square again.

As you can see, this pawn is obstructing the
bishop from hitting this weak spot so he tries to get it out of the way by playing d6. But that's a big mistake. After queen takes pawn, white is feeling on
top of the world. He has 2 options to attack now. He can either take this pawn with his knight
or take it with his bishop. If white captures this pawn with his knight,
then he is gone. Let me show you how. After knight takes pawn, it has a double attack
on our rook & queen. So we will slide our queen to c6. Notice how our queen is double attacking this
pawn & bishop.

After knight takes rook, we will take this
pawn with our queen. White saves his rook by moving it next to
the king. From here, unfortunately for white, he will
have to lose either his king or queen. Just see this now. It's queen e4 check. If he blocks with his bishop, then knight
to f3 is a beautiful smothered checkmate. If he does not block with his bishop, then
the only other option he has is to block with his queen, but then he loses his queen & will
ultimately lose the game.

This trap resembles the one in the Blackburne
Shilling Gambit. I have made a detailed video on that as well. Don't forget to watch it. You can tap on the 'I' button above that's showing on your screen now. Okay, now let's go back to this position. Now what if white takes this pawn with his
bishop instead of the knight. It will be a check so you have to move your
king. He will have to pull back his bishop because
it is only supported by this knight, which can be easily kicked away. So he plays bishop b3. We take this bishop with our knight. Pawn takes knight and then we advance this
pawn to kick away this knight. He has only one square to go, and that is
f3. We will push him back further by attacking
the knight with our central pawn this time. Now the best move for white here is to actually
take this knight back to g1. But most average players don't like to do
that. So the only other option he has is to move
it to h4.

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