Every Chess Opening Principle Explained In 18 Minutes

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This is a comprehensive chess opening guide where GM Igor Smirnov teaches all the opening principles you need to know to help you learn, understand, and play ANY chess opening.

You will start by learning the most basic principles, and then GM Smirnov will share advanced opening principles. Most importantly, you will not only learn these principles but also understand the logical reasons behind them through practical examples. This ensures that you understand these principles completely.

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00:00 All Chess Opening Principles Explained (Complete Guide)
00:10 Principle-1
01:26 Principle-2
02:17 Principle-3
03:59 Principle-4
05:04 Principle-5
06:09 Principle-6
07:28 Principle-7
08:17 Principle-8
09:16 Principle-9
10:46 Principle-10
12:10 Principle-11
13:08 Principle-12
13:49 Principle-13 (advanced tips)
14:53 Principle-14Β (advanced tips)
15:53 Principle-15 (advanced tips)

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36 Comments

  1. thank you master igor my heart fly out everytime i study your lesson, your operning laboratory 2

  2. At 5:22 isn't 1 Bxf7+ Kxf7 2 Ng5+ Simply winning for White? After King goes anywhere doesn't Ne6 win?

  3. I know what you are trying to do with this thumbnail , it won't work this video aren't getting more views than your usual view count

  4. Thank you! Im a a beginner and this video helped me a lot

  5. All Chess Principles are perfect.πŸ™‚
    You need to talk about the Power of a "Weakness" too.☝🏻

  6. I always get checkmated in just 2 moves. These tips won't help me.(I play f3 g4 opening)

  7. What is your favorite opening as white?

  8. In the first opening the king's pown opening maximum opponent also used to play the same opening

  9. Hlo sir …. pls reply on my smith morra gambit lstest comment

  10. "Now, let's look at this light-squared bishop. It controls only its own breathing… if it meditates " πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  11. tbh none of this is relevant, you should just memorize the exact moves you have to do in the opening

  12. 9:42 Everyone is now making fun of Kramnik due to his crazy accusations

  13. You hired writers, didn’t you?

    All of your jokes are hilarious!

  14. GM Igor caught up with the thumbnail trend nice one!

  15. Igor this video is loaded with funny comments and jokes that make the chess fun, this is why we keep coming back for your excellent videos. thank you I appreciate the effort and the humor!!

  16. "You need to develop your knights to the central squares. Although this may seem common sense……" πŸ€” Anna Cramling screaming off-camera "No! My cow opening can't die to common sense!"

  17. This is the video that I actually wanted

  18. This dudes funny as hell but also so instructive, one of my fav channels along with Chess Vibes/ Nelson πŸ™‚

  19. The internet was invented so we can play chess whenever we feel like it. YouTube was invented so that Igor Smirnov could teach us to play better, and what a great presence he is. Thank him, everyone.

  20. Very well explained. I wish I'd had access to your channel 35 yrs ago when was playing chess in high school πŸ™‚

  21. In Italian when playing as White, and Black brings the Queen to F6 instead of bringing the Knight, what's the most optimal way to respond?
    I am at 1050 Elo and still struggle with it.

  22. Hey Igor i would like you to go in depth of the opening trompowshy attack against 2.d5 as in earlier video you did not cover nd7

  23. You have been a really good teacher.I hope you will soon be a video on it

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