A Brief History Of The Giuoco Piano – Chess Openings

A Brief History Of The Giuoco Piano – Chess Openings

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23 Comments

  1. I expain the same exact game while teaching the kids giuoco piano mollar attack 😅

  2. The concept of this video is genius. Ive watched it many times to try and understand. I would love a similar video on the Benoni since it had old and modern lines!!

  3. 4.Ng5 isn't the Fried Liver, it's the Knight Attack. Fried Liver is the …Nxd5 Nxf7! line.

  4. Cool video. Where did you learn about this theory + history? Was it from books or a coach? Whenever I learn a new line from either a youtube video or a an opening explorer I often miss out on this kind of context surrounding an opening.

  5. Enjoyed this! Would definitely like more of these!

  6. Great stuff!! I’ll have to watch this a few times to grasp it all! (Ok, a few dozen times! 🤣)

  7. I didn't know this variation is unsound if Black plays all the best moves, I usually play Guoco Piano but recently tried d4 instead of d3 without studying it too deep. I never got that line with Be6 f6 and I played against bunch of 2200 blitz players.
    Great video Kostya!

  8. Is this the first in a series? Y’know a certain other content provider did a huge series on openings and got 100k’s of views. Not to copy, but to expound upon that idea – perhaps this kind of deep-dive into opening ideas would be successful 🤷🏻‍♂️👏👍🏽🙏

  9. The funny thing is – when I started back into chess 18m ago, I barely knew what the Italian was. Now that I’ve been playing (1.e4) again for 18m, because I went down the King’s (Bishop’s) Gambit rabbit hole, I barely know what the Giuco Piano is…. 🤣 so this video is
    Gold 👍🏽👍🏽🙏🙏👏👏

  10. very cool vid. Thanks! Didn't know a lot of this for black.

  11. Jesse's How to Makes video series stresses taking material and and not giving any away for lower rating bands. How does this fit with the swashbuckling style of play here? Is it for players more in the intermediate range?

    The history lesson was great, and I could watch a ton like it. Now I think every course on openings should provide historical context. Besides just being fascinating, it's illuminating.

  12. This is a really great way to explain openings. Following the development of the ideas over time makes the moves make sense in a very digestible way.

  13. good instructive one, hope for more about other openings

  14. What about the Greco Gambit line of the Center Attack? 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. e5! I believe this is much more played at the top level, it has the concrete style of the d4 lines and the engine likes it more.

  15. Nice one Kostya. This is my favourite opening. I learnt about it in a book called my first opening repertoire for white lol. It's kind of aimed at kids but it shows these ideas in their purest form using classic games and student games. People don't teach this line so much these days it seems but I still win games where they take the rook then get mated in a few moves.

  16. I remember studying this as a kid and being soooo confused. Tried memorizing the moves and got so frustrated because I never got this sequence. And it made me so uncomfortable to be down a pawn for so long without a clear way to win it back or checkmate by force.

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