A Magical Chess Opening for ALL Levels

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Showing you a fun new opening video: The Scotch, in particular the Potter Variation. A very easy opening for beginners who are looking to get good at chess.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 (4… Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 (
6… Nd5 7. c4 Nb6 8. Bd3 Bc5 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3) (6… Ne4 7. Qf3 Ng5 8. Qg3
Ne6 9. Bd3) 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. h4 d6 (8… a5 9. c4 Nb6 10. Nc3 Qe6 11. Qe4 Ba6 12. b3) (8… Qe6) 9. c4 Nb6 10. exd6 Qxe2+ 11. Bxe2 cxd6 12. Nc3 Be6 13. b3 Be7 14. Bg5) (4… Qf6 5. Nb5 Bc5 6. Qe2 Bb6 7. N1c3 a6 8. Nd5 Qd8 9. Nxb6 cxb6 10. Nd6+ Kf8 11. Be3) (4… Qh4 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Be2 Qxe4 (6… Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Qxe4 8. O-O Nge7 9. Bf3 Qh4 10. Nb5 O-O 11. Nxc7 Rb8 12. Re1) 7. Ndb5 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Qe5 9. f4) 5. Nb3 Bb6 (5… Bb4+ 6. c3 Be7 7. f4) 6. Nc3 Nf6 (6… Qf6 7. Qe2 Nd4) 7. Bg5 h6 (7… O-O 8. Qe2 Nd4 9. Qd2) 8. Bh4 O-O (8… d6 9. Qe2 O-O 10. O-O-O Re8 11. f3) 9. Qe2 d6 10. O-O-O *

0:00 Intro + How To Learn Openings
1:12 Scotch Opening
6:23 Nf6 BY BLACK

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  1. Dude if your example when you swap queens they can take with their knight. So they won't lose castle rights

  2. 2:20 Why would you not take with knight?? Far better to make knight go backwards in one move than lose the ability to castle imo

  3. Didnt know this was the potter variation but i love it when white plays it. I take the pawn and bring the queen out. I usually crush my opponent but am only 1650 rapid on lichess

  4. How would the scotch defense looked if opponent does not play E5. Is it playable still?

  5. I get told I look like Harry Potter as well 😂

  6. „Schmidt Variation“ seems to be the most played move among masters at lichess! You kinda say it‘s a beginner move, could you explain a bit more in dept how this is „backfiring?“ in your opinion? you might improve my way of thinking here… thanks in advance!!! appreciate your videos/comments/personality 🙏

  7. Well I didn’t even know it was called the Scott game, just tried playing something random and like it.

  8. My man put himself in the thumbnail and thought we wouldn't notice

  9. To be honest i did the scotch game without even knowing i did the scotch game

  10. My best friend calls you Chess Harry Potter. It was like the first thing she said when she saw me watching one of your videos.

  11. If Levi didn’t have such landing strip I’d be two drops of water

  12. is it cheating to play daily and learn opening we see in the same time?

  13. Ive never considered that you look like Harry Potter before, but now I cant unsee it

  14. Freshman year (2010) i had senior girls telling me i looked like joe jonas 😂 honestly my dumb self was more confused instead of running with it 😂

  15. @ 2:17 Black can take with tha Knight and not give up castling rights..

  16. People often say that I also look a lot like Harry Potter (but with blue eyes)

  17. hello thanx for your tutorials. i would request you to send me a tutorial of the 8 move checkmate

  18. I don't see a single thing only common thing you both have Glasses other than that nothing

  19. Love u Levy! thanks for ur some kind of opening theory!!

  20. How does the Scotch Gambit compare in effectiveness with the Vienna Gambit? Which is easier to play, with less theory? And which is more aggressive?

  21. thats true. you do look like Daniel Radcliffe and we love it❤🤭

  22. People think everyone with brown hair and glasses look like harry potter.

  23. I just wanted to remind you Levi of this video as you were mad at guess the elo why ppl don't play vienna LOL
    jking I love vienna 🙂

  24. are you good? You look like your arm is tensce, and that you are in pain. look to see if u can go to a chiropractor and loosen it up, show them this and hopefully they know what to do 🙂

  25. This video has been very handy, I don't play the scotch but I've seen it a lot playing as black.

  26. Here is something no one wants you to know :
    this opening is so important if you play the london system !
    you re welcome

  27. 9:30 You are right that most people would play some other pawn move, but at lichess, 20% of low level players play a5. So it is not nobody. That being said, h4 is indeed a good suggestion, since almost every other natural looking move puts beginners in trouble.
    Its almost as if you knew what you are talking about.

  28. 1 question: its only been 4 months that i play chess but i am league CHAMPION 4TH??????

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