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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you a less popular and deadly trap for White against the Sicilian Defense. It is from the Portsmouth Gambit (a variation of the Wing Gambit) which happens after the following opening moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4.
Black is disinclined to refuse the gambit due to the positional threat 4.b5, kicking the knight back and disrupting Black’s smooth development. After Black accepts the gambit either with 3…cxb4 or 3…Nxb4, you can play 4.d4 dominating the center.
The variations that GM Igor Smirnov shows in this video are all deadly. Just one wrong move would lose the game for Black and you will get a winning position in almost all the variations. Learn this deadly trap and beat the Sicilian Defense as White!
00:00 Crush the Sicilian Defense as White
00:20 3.b4 Portsmouth Gambit
01:01 Idea of this gambit – strong center
03:29 Silent killer move wins the game
04:49 Evil laugh – deadly checkmate
06:01 If Black plays 3…Nxb4
06:55 Black queen is trapped
08:02 Can you find the winning shot?
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09:01 If Black plays 6…Qe4+
11:08 Stronger defense for Black
14:29 Final line – Black loses in 11 moves
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