Caleb Denby shows what can happen when one simply memorizes opening moves without knowing the theoretical ideas behind them. See Anand lose in six moves.
Alonso Zapata vs Viswanathan Anand, Biel-B (1988): C42 Petrov, Nimzovich attack
Luke Ye (1900 URS) vs. Caleb Denby (2007 URS): B19 Caro-Kann, classical, Spassky variation
Denby vs. Ben Shoykhet (1900 URS): A40 Modern defence
Hello from SW Florida.
In the first game, the funny thing is that when g3 is played, g4 might have been a better move anyway, leaving it just hanging would have been really interesting. Would black take it and risk facing rooks on the h file as well as the semi open g file ?
I love to see kids giving lessons that the vast majority of adults could learn from!
I feel like openings have pretty similar plans so even if you don't know every opening, you can have a pretty good guess as to what the ideas are in an unfamiliar opening based on the plans from a decent subset of familiar openings.
Knight to f6 instead of pushing the pond his pond takes knight opening file for you to slide your rook over into and there you can force your win
not a fan. too much dead air. runaway examples… ineffective.
Nice video, but when you're teaching to a wide variety of skill levels, phrases like "this one shouldn't be so hard" can only be discouraging. It either takes away the accomplishment of finding the idea for those who can, or lowers the confidence of someone who can't.
Let's look at the game between Niemann and Carlsen.
13. Rfd1 instead of the correct Bxf6
21 c4 – sacrificing a pawn for very little compensation
30 a4 instead of Bxc4
Niemann also didn't play the most accurate moves to bring home the point.
Carlsen lost because he played badly in this game and not because of any computer-like brilliance from Niemann.
Decent video. I actually sat through it taking notes. What has happened to me. Only started playing chess like 3 weeks ago. I used to think this game was stupid. fml lool
Caleb, as a novice player, I really appreciate your coherent teaching skills. I learn a lot from you and the pauses from nobody chipping in actually helped me to try to solve the puzzles before you gave the correct answers. The crowd seemed scared to say the wrong answer.
4:00 queen e7?
24:30 white can capture bishop
Unless somebody can tell me that the strongest chess engine can lose to a human Chess player who understands openings, I am all for it.
The audience must have same elo as me
this is what i wanna hear from a chess player being familiar with the position should come naturally, and memorizing moves is way far weaker strategy than a great analyzing ability. analyzing the position ang predicting opponents next move is the best weapon of a great player.
Hi Celeb… I like your games but I don t understand your accent 😢
This is crucial to learning anything. Great video. It’s not ok to just memorize moves. You have to know the why’s of these moves.
this guys a great teacher
Ilike the explanation. Clearly i understand.
Strong disagree. Good moves are good moves whether you understand them or not.
I really like this video, however I'm not a strong chess player. What happens in the position in the video after minute 27 second 20 where white can play Nd2 forking the black queen and rook?
really didn´t like it, watching 4 minutes was enough for me. You just don´t explain anything interesting. At 2:00 your don´t explain the first trap, that would be very interesting and at 4:00 you don´t explain the line Qe7, Nd5 which is the interesting one. What the point of your video really?
good advice, instead of just playing 1e4 by habit, understand that its the best first move 🙂
The Petrov strikes again in the US open 2022. Another GM that did not know the opening Elshan vs Lenier!
Damm I get so bored 😐
28:00 Ke5-d7 forks Q&R
I don't think that teaching this ideas to young players is the best way for keep them improve their ratings
He's too smart for the audience. Asking questions that no one can answer lol
This kid is a good instructor
PATTERN OPPOSITE PROVER.
SCS. ALIEN IS JESUS CHRIST.
@4:14 why can’t black do Queen G5? You can move knight and if Queen trade you take with bishop.
I would definitely trust this kid to teach me to play chess before I would trust him to drive
Great lesson. Wow, I need to learn openings. I thought it keeps uvula n a box, but I see now. Thx.
The audience's average rating must be in the three digits…
Anyway, the lecture itself is nice!
I have mostly been flummoxed trying to guess the reasons why and the moves although I did see moving the Rooks to the center D file.
My guess about your Bishop to before move is:
… that his Bishop is more active defending his King than your Bishop is Defending Your King so let's get rid of it.
Stopped watching at 27:15 into this. Where Queen takes pawn . Has to be a blunder .. Due to whites knight forking the blacks queen and rook on E2 square. How does a high rated chess player miss going over that one.
shitty suboptimal plays
Young man! It's a good video and you are intelligent. But please stop your adverse comments against the other players, at least, whose games you are showing.
1st video it's vishy anand 😥
for the first opening: Why not Queen e7 ?
At 24:15 what are you thoughts about knight taking bishop? White's king is pinned and can't take back with the Queen or he loses it. King moves , you trade queens and then capture the rook, letting them take your dark bishop. In the end, you are exchanging a knight for a rook and white's position is seriously compromised.
It's hard to understand openings, memorize is better
I believed memorise the first maybe 8 moves is impt., otherwise u can easily fall into a trap. And to analyse and avoid a trap u need to spend a fair bit of time and not to your advantage if playing speed chess. So I don't really buy the idea of this vid.
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