How to play the English Opening | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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IM Levy Rozman aka GothamChess is back with another 10-minute chess opening video on the English Opening for the White pieces. This was played in the recently concluded Magnus Carlsen tour finals a lot, and is a great chess opening for beginners and intermediate players alike.

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  1. Hi Levy, I enjoyed your English opening lesson. Just wondered what whites best response is to 1…….b5. Would defending the pawn with 2.b3 or 2.d3 or even 2.e4 (bishop defends) work?

  2. The Caro Kahn got me to 1600. But i dislike playing E4 as white. Looking for something new.

  3. Alphazero and Leela chess love the English opening! Humans have to make them start with other openings to make something happen…

  4. ya boy got his NFT in the background😂😂

  5. "Bowl of pawns" really makes this video awesome. And the fact that it's simple, instructive, and free. Thanks, Levy!

  6. My opponent played the two knights english and I didn't know this opening and just played the accelerated dragon against it, luckily it worked because it seems he didnt study the line against that, and levy seems also to not have covered that in his video, only the symmetric variation. ^^

  7. it kinda bugs me that the subtitles block the board

  8. Glad I came here, because the other video did not do this credit. I need to re-evaluate a little.

  9. Ahhhh the greatest chess rivalry of all time.
    Unfortunate opponent vs amazing viewer!

  10. The english is basically just a white sicilian

  11. This is my main opening
    It's very strong
    I always play it in classic with 90% winrate
    But it's not working in blitz because it's too slow

  12. Got my elo from 400 to 500 from the fried liver attack but now people can atually defend so i am stuck again

  13. Thanks to this video I don't worry even a little when playing against an English opening: I just copy my opponent, annoy them and save a lot of time.

  14. I like the English too — but their food is not great. Actually, I did want to say I prefer chess instructors who don't yammer on in the names of openings — the Grunfeld, the Kings Indian, Sicilian, etc. Not needed or communicative at this level.

  15. What would be the optimal response to something like black playing d5 after playing c4? Or playing d5 after covering d5 with a knight

  16. I have to slow every single one of your videos down because you talk at lightning speed. If these are intro videos I think a little less haste would be hugely appreciated. Great content, but please slow the fk down.

  17. This has been my bullet opening, has a nice logical flow

  18. Wow so Gotham actually used to not clickbait before

  19. Went from scrapping for 500 to challenging 700, keep learning

  20. Good openings really improve your game a lot. If you know how to play the first 5-10 moves. Getting your pieces set up properly early on maximizes your ability to build a solid midgame. Inaccuracies in the opening only make it harder for you to win, and it's very easily avoidable if you just learn some opening tactics. Thanks, Levi

  21. Thanks, I am a 2000 who has been playing this opening very wrong apparently xD

  22. Ha ha …. I am here to play as "Black". And I got the answer what would be my Plan against "White"😜. Thanks 👍

  23. damn, I'm 2 years late. Which Magnus/Nakamura games is he talking about?

  24. Well rapid champion nodirbek plays the english

  25. 7:43 – I've recently played over 100 games with the carousel carton bowl of pawns and its been devastating my opponents.

  26. me praying Levi has a vid on this opening so I don’t fall asleep

  27. I did this opening by accident, im normally a knight fan but when i wanted to try something new i became a bishop enjoyer with this one.

  28. This video is a carousel of knowledge and has helped me repeatedly.

  29. I literally just played againts this Chess opening
    and I took like 10 seconds to decide on what piece to play, because I was so unfamiliar with it

  30. Ima try and use 3 openings polish caro kan and then english

  31. Just tried this one and it was going so fucking good and then my dumbass misclicked and dropped my queen before where she was supposed to go and she got hung, it was brutal. fuck my fingers

  32. I have to say i am truly impressed, i restarted playing chess tday i this was one of my go to openings when i was a kid, i played probably 10 games before watching this guide and i was very inconsistent on what i was doing, right after this i had the best game i played in probably years

  33. Watching this levy in 2023 be like: 💀

  34. 3:32 Gotham didn't regard Bxc3 after e3. It is the best move and it's -0.2. Why? White's pawn structure is horrible and black have a fair share of the center and can easily finish their development and castle. (Black doesn't play Bb4 for no reason)

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