STOP PLAYING These 4 Chess Openings

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1:10 2 Openings For White
10:45 2 Openings For Black

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475 Comments

  1. I love playing the queens gambit as white because its very easy to understand as white, and its easy to get a good position on move 4

  2. Thank you for triggering the light bulb on switch for me! My play fucking sucked ass today. Now i know why! I played at least 15 games, the last of which was less than an hour ago. I recognized at least 6 mistakes i had made from this video.

  3. Sometimes I just learn openings just so I know the ideas and how to COUNTER them. I always play the fantasy caro kann and nobody knows what their doing. I know 14 different openings. For white; Vienna, Queens Gambit, Italian, Grob, Bird, Sodium attack. For black; KID, old benoni, modern, dutch, englund gambit, pirc, caro-kann, and scandinavian. My main weapons are the Vienna, dutch, and pirc. I hate playing e4 e5 as black because white has too many options.

  4. You’re an excellent player. But you need to simplify your teaching style. That was a blizzard of information. My head is still spinning. Simplify simplify simplify. All hearts vibrate to that iron string!!

  5. Don't place pieces on the board. Learn why they going where they are going.

  6. learning openings are super easy ones you realise how to do it properly

  7. I'm brand new just breaching the 300 mark. I picked the London randomly. I don't fully understand it. I don't remember the text book middle games and sacrifices that make the London strong. But the position has made my middle game stronger. And made my games longer. When I play high level players they don't destroy me early with it. And when I play people my level they get confused on how to break through my lines.

  8. Wait so I'm not allowed to do these openings because I'm stupid?

    Got it!

  9. The Baltic defense is literally refuted after cxd5 because in many positions white can bring the queen out early and it's hard to remove the white queen from its position when the pressure is enormous, the black bishop also become a loose piece and there's nothing.

  10. So which openings should I learn below 1000 for white and which for black to not getting into studying weeks to memorise?

  11. I`d love a 4 easiest to learn openings.
    for people like me who play chess for fun, like a bit of theory on not fucking up too bad (pins, centre, develop pieces…) but also don't want to do too much homework ^^

  12. The english opening can avoid most of the blacks defense

  13. Thanks again garfeeldchess and the ceo of youtube .

  14. My name is Magnus Carlsen and I like playing the Ruy Lopez.

    The rest of you, listen to Levy!!! 🎉

  15. Please don't say Bird's, please don't say Bird's, 😅

  16. yk why i play the sicilian defense? because it has something called dragon variation and i like dragons

  17. Bro you are a great chess teacher 👍🏼👍🏼

  18. The video instantly becomes funny when you know Patzer means blunder.

  19. The only openings i play are Ruy lopez with white and i recently started playing Sicilian defense with black and crushing everyone. I am 1300 and my opponents don't know what to play against this
    These openings are usefull if you know some lines like the Dragon for black the Berlin for ruy lopez. If you are 1000 or higher these openings are really good in my opinion

  20. Got it so I stick with the bird and the Dutch. And the French

  21. So what is the most practical easy to learn defense against 1.e4 ?and 1.d4?

  22. Dude the "ruy lopez" you're talking is a very good opening to castle early and win a non-flank(central pawn) ruy lopez is even played by the legend magnus and einstein

  23. the sicilian is a legend to stop the d pawn from advancing

  24. im 600 but still learned a lot of theory for the sicilian defence#

  25. In 8:10 i do not agree with you. Insted of (kc3) you first can play (pd4) and you are all good. And after (pd4) you can play (kc3), (kh3), (pf3)

  26. When they play the:

    Italian 😁

    Caro kann 😎

    Dubious gambits 🫢

    Oh no my queen 😆…….😭

    Sicilian 😮

    English 🧐

    Kings gambit 😍

    Bongcloud 😶‍🌫️

    Queens gambit 😉… declined 🙁

    Reti ☹️

    Ruy Lopez 😒

    Catalan 🥱

    London 😴

    Semi Slav 🫡

    Benko gambit 😵

    Hippo 💀

  27. When they play the:

    Italian 😁

    Caro kann 😎

    Dubious gambits 🫢

    Oh no my queen 😆…….😭

    Sicilian 😮

    English 🧐

    Kings gambit 😍

    Bongcloud 😶‍🌫️

    Queens gambit 😉… declined 🙁

    Reti ☹️

    Ruy Lopez 😒

    Catalan 🥱

    London 😴

    Semi Slav 🫡

    Benko gambit 😵

    Hippo 💀

  28. I had White in a U.S. Open against a man who had Bobby Fischer's scalp. I played 1.c4 and lost. I was on a team playing a correspondence game with Sammy Reshevsky. It was in progress when he died. We had Black and had an even position from a Gruenfeld opening.

  29. I had a 57% win rate with the sicilian after watching this it droppes to 53% 😊😊

  30. That's why I stick to the Italian. Easy to learn, three moves, playable almost every game, and there are exactly two moves that I need to know how to play against: Bc5 and Nf6, that's it. Anything else is either ridiculously bad, ridiculously rare, or both.

  31. Recently picked up the Grünfeld again, mainly because I'm struggling against d4. And mind you, I'm 1841 currently. The major difference between e4 and d4 is how cramped Black plays. With the Grünfeld the plan is simple. d5 grabs center space, and if White declines it it's pretty much instant equal. Black's equally developed and has no apparent weaknesses. If White accepts he gets the center with a hefty tax, as it's unmovable early on and Black gets an endgame advantage in the queenside majority, especially after cxd4 once. It's intricate yes, but at least you get to play with Black, which generally lacks in d4 systems. The only alternative I'd say you get play is the Dutch, but that's more complicated than the Sicilian (with a similar unbalanced center).

  32. I came to this video for the defense of my grunfeld but I was happy with what I saw. Carry on Gotham, carry on 🤝

  33. I dont know too many openings tbh
    For white I only know the italian, the vienna, the fried liver, and I know the london but refuse to play it.
    For black I know the only openings I need
    The caro-kann and the king's indian

  34. The picture shows us ti not play the Grünfeld Defense.
    But then GothamChess teach us the Grünfeld Defense.

  35. I play London with white and KID or French with black

  36. checked: 90% win rate against karo caro kann. Worst open against e4 under 1500

  37. I learned the Berlin, anytime I play someone who plays the Ruy Lopez I absolutely destroy them because they don’t understand the theory (I’m like 600😂)

  38. Also the Spanish and Italian is too much variety

  39. ahaha I CAME HERE FOR YOU TO SHIT ON THE ENGLISH AND I WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED. this thing just gets cracked every got damn always and I'm through pretending it has any value except when my opponent has a concussion.

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