Top 10 Chess Openings

The most common question I get asked is the top chess openings a player should learn in chess so I thought I’d create a video to answer that question. In semi-order we have:

10. Slav Defense
9. London System
8. Caro Kann
7. Fried Liver Attack
6. French Defense
5. Ruy Lopez
4. Nimzo-Indian Defense
3. King’s Gambit
2. Sicilian Defense
1. Queen’s Gambit

95 Comments

  1. I really loved to see the FLA openings, so I wanted to try it. Time has come and OMG 🙂 THX

  2. Thanks for the ideas, nice job! Ive been playing the hippo exclusively for both sides this week, raised my rapid and daily, and 5 out of six wins in daily tourneys this week, well above 60 percent win rate…i am cureently at 41% before this week with other openings, VERY noticeable improvement…and far fewer blunders than gambit style openings i was playing. Plus, they usually do not know what to do, I just setup, and wait for them to blunder.
    Im only 800 or so rated in rapid, 1000 in daily, 1600 in puzzles with almost 5000 rated puzzles played, and have been playing two months, coming upon 300 games.
    Good luck everybody!

  3. Why do people trade their knight for a pawn. The king kills the knight and can go back to where it was. Makes no sense to me

  4. Whichever opening i choice i find knight attack very hard to defend

  5. I think for beginners you should play Ruy Lopez , Queens Gambit , The Sicilian defense and Kings Indian. I may not be correct but my thoughts on openings for beginners is that.

  6. you do anybody have problems with the video??

  7. I wish this included some explanation. I understand how to put the pieces where you tell me. But what is the logic? What makes these openings strong?

  8. I've been doing Ruy lopez all this time as a beginner and didn't know it Lol

  9. damn yeh the kings gambit is e4 e5 nf4?? Probs a slip up in the script I guess

  10. Didn't even explain pros and cons with these different openings

  11. i just move up my most corner pawns and towers, cant get by my castle if i keep expanding past the hill

  12. Hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate I hate my love it I love it

  13. Bro u literally explained NOTHING about the Sicilian defence

  14. Just setting this aside:
    This video was made 7 years ago, and now players have realized that the King’s gambit is not that good anymore and people have ways to counter play it.

  15. nice tutorial sir thank you.
    but since so many opening was addressing the queen's gambit i think it should have been in the start of the video

  16. So it turns out my favorite opening is slav but on queens side?

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    And how do you know what opening to play against the other?

  18. 6:45 why did you say knight when you moved the pawn

  19. I am so bad at chess so I am watching this bid currently

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  21. I do one that i bring out my pawn on E2 then if they bring their pawn out on F7 then i move my queen to h5 and thats check mate

  22. I have won 100 chess matches online on clash of kings without knowing these lol

  23. I do well with Fried Liver and Scandinavian. I always get mauled by the opponents queen when I try King's Indian.

  24. idk why I use king Indian while I'm in blacks side

  25. Can't really find a video that explains even briefly the common plans for the most popular openings . That would be a most appreciated video

  26. I’ve realized that studying chess completely sucks the fun out of it for me

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  28. Wowww, I'm always amazed by players who mastered a lot of openings and patterns in chess, it's very hard to memorize all of them, but when you memorize them you can counter some openings and can also easily find some tricks and traps❤️❤️

  29. Who knew all this time i was playing fried liver attack? And by the way why is it called that? 😆

  30. Question with the fried liver defense at the end when you have the bisschop and the queen with wich one do you eat the horse?

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