How To Learn & Study Chess Openings



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In this video, we talk about chess openings and how to study them. I discuss chess openings for beginners, theory – Sicilian, Caro Kann, Vienna, Kings Gambit, and London Opening vs Kings Indian. I show you openings databases and discuss various platforms and teach you to analyze games.

0:00 Introduction
0:35 WHAT ARE OPENINGS?
4:45 DATABASES
12:40 HOW TO ANALYZE GAMES

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45 comments

  1. Imagine being so big brain that you earn the gm title without studying theory & without having done a single tactic in your life.

  2. Thank you! I am a beginner here and I love the way you explain all of these things. Just thank you !

  3. Hello Gotham, great video! I have Fritz 17, not really user-friendly, I use the training feature to repeat the moves. What is your opinion on this product please?

  4. "It does not matter what your level is, you will learn something from this video – if you're beginner, intermediate or advanced" sorry.. this one was useless

  5. Please more videos like this! I love chess but have never been able to really figure out how to improve aside from just wandering in the dark game after game. Loved and subbed!

  6. Me: moves a pawn one space forward
    Chess theorists: "Ah yes, a classic Pythagoras' Last Stand. A popular tactic, but easily countered by an Istanbul Thrust."

  7. Thank you!! I find this super helpful!! Sadly I'm always late to ig and youtube stuff… well I'm 7 months late to this one XD

  8. 4:19 "Advanced Beginners and Intermediate players need to start learning you can't premove the opening" I feel personally attacked Levy. I premove all my openings and yes it is horrible for the game but it's just too cool not to do.

  9. If I play some opening say french defense…and then the opponent doesn't play what I studied… My opening plan has ended what should I do… How do these openings work ?

  10. j'en apprends beaucoup avec toi et en plus je peux travailler mon anglais en même temps, que demandez de plus ! I learn a lot from you and in addition I can work on my English at the same time, what else! Merci 🙂

  11. I've no reached the rating where I know that my opponents have actively studied openings… not worth it for me, so I am resigning myself to ELO hell 🙂

  12. Every video you put out is amazing but if you were to recommend a book (or two or three) for relative beginners to learn openings, what (which) would it (they) be?

  13. I love how Starcraft-lingo like "cheese" and "gg" has entered the chess community ☺️ (and vice versa – sometimes they use Elo in SC2)

  14. i just throw a bunch of crap out and see what happens. keeps em on their toes. for like 10 turns before they whoop my ass.

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