Learn the Alien Gambit Ideas, TRAPS, and Refutation
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Learn the Alien Gambit | Ideas, TRAPS, and Refutation

Learn the Alien Gambit | Ideas, TRAPS, and Refutation

The Alien Gambit is a trending chess opening variation from the Caro-Kann Defense, which occurs after the following moves: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng5 h6 6.Nxf7.

White sacrifices the knight to draw the Black king out and attack it. The Alien Gambit gives the highest win rate of 59% for White in the mainline of the Caro-Kann Defense.

In today’s video lesson, I’ll give you a complete opening crash course on the Alien Gambit. I’ll provide a complete explanation of the opening moves, key ideas for White, the 10 main traps for White, and the refutation for Black.

Below, you can find the variations and traps shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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