How To Learn & Study Chess Openings

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.

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  1. 6:00 me heading to play the Nc6 line which has 100% win rate for white knowing damn well I will fucking blow it 😎

  2. Blacks queen size night keeps going for the fork or the queen is going for check but then attacking my queen side bishop.

  3. How do you play moves that trick your opponent ?

  4. man your explanation is not good for beginners and u know no advanced player will watch this video either, so it really doesnt make sense why ur making difficult

  5. I just play based on the next one move will be. And sometimes I don’t even see them lol. I don’t get how this helps. How do you even practice and get better at chess without a good memory

  6. So basically I've learned chess Is pay to win

  7. Ive watched this video 5 times and keep rewatching it

  8. Levy you're obviously very knowledgeable and great YouTube talent but for a beginner like me you just go too fast and are too advanced. I need someone a bit slower and more patient. No offence.

    I'm sure I'll come back to you. Keep up your great work.

  9. why tf is the most replayed part the last.

  10. No matter how bookish move I learn.. my opponent never do what book says. Just after 3 steps things changed and I can’t learn. That’s the problem with 900 rated player like me

  11. Thanks. Didnt know stuff like this existed.

  12. Would you recommend a iOS chess app for the iPad?

  13. I'm the opposite of a grandmaster I'm a grand wizard

  14. Hi levy, I hope you will launch a course for players in the 1900+ rating range. Something like "How to do a quantum jump from the 1900s to 2200s"

  15. Thanks, I learned that I don't know anything, after 10 years of casual playing.

  16. Very instructional. Only 1 problem. I’m not savvy with computer tech. I need a step by step on how to get and use the database. I’ll look for it then get lost. Play a game then show it in baby steps

  17. I`m watching this in August 2022 and Lichess currently allows for filtering Masters` games. Sorry if it was mentioned already, I won`t read through 2000 comments 😉

  18. I watched 2 and a half minutes of this. Never knew what the King's gambit was. Went to the app, played it, checkmate my opponent who was rated 30 points higher than me.

  19. I must be too much of a novice to take away much from this video. I had a hard time keeping up lol. The cpu on medium kicks my ass

  20. My issue is ill spend hours learning an opening and then my opponent just plays something else and im just all -,-

  21. i wish the teacher at the chess club back in the 90s had taught like this

  22. A solid video, man. I love your style. Thanks for making this

  23. Half an hour ago I was very confused about what "studying openings" even meant. Now that I've seen this video, it seems so simple and obvious. Levy, you really are one of the best teachers on YouTube (and I'm not just talking about chess). Thank you for everything you do!

  24. Would someone please suggest about 5 beginning books for me to purchase? I am very willing student!

  25. As a newb this feels like it's so far ahead but it makes sense to study non conventional ways. I have trouble concentrating on few moves ahead, aware only of few principles and there are 35 common and over 100 in general. How far this game has come with strategies is mind blowing.

  26. hello, I have been playing chess since I was young in the early 90s. I got pretty good and beat my dad and his military friends. I then left game after learning all i could from chestmaster on windows ME lol. I have bought many chess boards and display all over the house for friends to see but haven't really played competively in years. Stumbled onto you channel will watching MTG videos since I am heavy MTG player since I stopped playing chess and it sparked me back into Chess. Thank you your funny and I like how explain moves but also say if this or that happens then you start playing chess lol. I hope to get back to a 1300 player and then some with your info. Great job please keep it up.

  27. Ok so what i understood is that im supposed to look up databases although they can mean something but can also mean nothing?

  28. I am struggling to improve at chess, and your videos are incredible. Keep up the great work.

  29. Duly noted, don’t walk through fire

  30. where is this databases available !!???

  31. My only last question is how do I win sense I can't stop someone's threat that mate's me ?

  32. Interesting 🤔 wonder what my opening is

  33. See if you study Magnus, specifically… Like Hans has, he has a wealth of data (historic Magnus Games) that one could easily figure a few lines that Magnus may not have seen in prep. I think that Hans is the future of chess, and Magnus gave up his throne by throwing a baby fit and walking out on games after getting beat. He lost in real life chess to Hans, pretty amazing.

  34. That’s a nice number 😏 that is a niiice number 😂

  35. Okay so what I learned here was that even though an opening or move might not technically be the *best*, if it's unexpected it could end up throwing your opponent off and getting them into a position they haven't seen much before.

  36. Too advanced for beginners. I don't even know what a gambit is. I'm looking for a good book or video that covers the basics.

  37. “After the game, not before”

    – laughs in Niemann…😂

  38. i love how at the start i do the 2 moves that he does but still loses XD

  39. Noobs, you are lucky that GothamChess exists.

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