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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120 Comments

  1. Rossolimo is even worse than Ruy Lopez as the theory is much heavier and even heavier than open sicilian and yet it is supposed to be an economic replacement for open sicilian which is really an irony.

  2. I usually play an english into a reversed sicilian or a four knights variation and i get really consistent positions and patterns of play. I dont know how good it is but its done pretty well for me

  3. Damn clickbait! I hate getting more content than I was promised! 👿

  4. I love the Sicilian and it’s my highest win rate for an opening. I know a lot variations of it, mainly the old Sicilian, alapin, bowdler attack, McDonnell attack, Taimanov variation (which is more frequent recently), wing gambit (also gained recent popularity) and probably a few others. Unfortunately I disagree with Levi on this one point, but I do think his reasons are valid. My counter argument is that the Sicilian is a fascinating opening and the vast amount of variations are something that will take a lot of time to learn, so start learning it when you are newer to the game as it is ultimately the best response to e4 and a lot of times your opponents won’t know what to do at a lower rating.

  5. Who cares if Ruy Lopez is most "complex and well explored openings". Unless you're playing against GMs, most players won't know any deep theory and even if they do know some of it, it's very likely you won't step on exactly that line. All the named openings are fine to play at any level with any knowledge.

  6. Jokes on you I am 700 that plays this but the knight protects the pawn

  7. As someone who playes ruy lopez at 700 elo Imma pretend I didn't see that

  8. Dude you only play the londond and the tromp any chance you get shut up

  9. Shut up! You're gonna blow up the kitchen!
    I love you, dude. Also I will stop playing the Ruy Lopez, I promise.

  10. Openings …is just a fallacy…..like many things in life..

  11. Ruy Lopez is fun to do against martin where, often, there is no consequence and it's mostly for fun anyways. I just just trade my biship for his knight, even trades and whatnot. But I am also like a 500 who in 2 out of every 9 games can beat a 1000. hence why I assume I'm about there (The giant wasn't too bad for me, the goblin was a little challenging. Maybe 50/50, depending on how I played. Hence 500.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!

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

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

  18. 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.

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

    Got it!

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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 ^^

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

  24. Thanks again garfeeldchess and the ceo of youtube .

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. 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

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

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

  33. 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

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

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

  36. 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)

  37. 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 💀

  38. 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 💀

  39. 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.

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