How to play Italian Game | Giuoco Piano | White Win | Complete Trap and Trick | Gambit

The Giuoco Piano is said to be the oldest opening recorded in chess. Instead of developing the bishop to b5, white instead attacks the center and aims at the weak f7 square. After black responds bishop to c5 you see the tension building up in the center of the board.
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Bc5
The opening has been called the “quiet game” but for anyone who has played this opening, after the initial build-up in the center, the Giuoco Piano becomes anything but quiet. There will almost certainly be many exchanges in the middle as both sides vie for center control, opening the board up. White eventually plans to bring his pawn to d4 and black plans to bring his pawn to d5. As you can tell from the setup, there are no attacks from the outside but instead, everything runs through the middle. This opening is somewhat tricky and there are many variations that you may want to study more if you plan on playing the Giuoco Piano.
Watch the video above to watch more detailed explanations of the opening, multiple variations, and extended lines.

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  1. Terrible attack, if black takes the rook with the queen, bishop takes queen, king takes bishop white is just down substantial material

  2. I sah this short started a game it was exactly like that but he didn't capture my pawn with the knight he played d5 and i didn't know what to do hahahah at the end i traded a Rook for one knight and one bishop

  3. only at 1000 elo😂 nobody plays Bb6 and after O-O nobody plays Bxc3 more like Nxc3 bxc3 and D5

  4. Bruh can’t they just do knight to d6 whilst also defending checkmate lol

  5. Qd5 is not mate!!! As black can moves and castle.

  6. А почему нельзя поставить белую ладью на F8, закончив двойным шахом и матом? Ладью прикрывает белый слон на A3.

  7. in 2nd variation there is a great move Qb3 instead of Ba3 that you have showed.

  8. Just a trap most people can be aware and it is not going to give you any experience. Just a dopamine rush for fools

  9. What if they capture your knight that's pinned with the bishop? I would like a video that covers that.

  10. I tried that last one but he captured the knight with the bishop. I have to see what i can do from this position.

  11. but dont move bxa1 move d6 and its good?

  12. He took it with the Bishop not the with the Knight. Then what?

  13. The problem is that after taking out bishop the opponent gets his other knight out and captures the pawn failing the whole plan

  14. How,, I like to make it as content😢😮

  15. If they don’t play a tracksler/ Giouco piano just play the fried liver attack fried liver attack and Italian game: Italian gambit Are my favourite openings at lower chess When playing white As black kings Indian Defense

  16. You can also do evans gambit(the opening AlphaZero uses) or the fried liver attack(a really good opening that will definitely crush players below 1200 elos)

  17. I had to put this in my playbook!!!😁😁👍

  18. Qd5 doesn't work bc opponent can move the knight to d6 and defend mate while also defending the knight. Instead of playing hope chess you have to sacrifice bishop and then you can play Qd5 and fork the knight.

  19. This is a useless trick if black takes the pawn with the rook instead of the knight the whole plan fails.

  20. If you are playing as black D5, play D5 before taking the rook, that is at a bit of a positional advantage but it's a balanced game even at GM levels

  21. This variation is only good if the opponent is really stupid… Blocking that check with the bishop rather than the knight has better variations….

  22. Some idiot played this against me😤😤

  23. what if they go pawn d6 instead of taking your rook with their bishop?

  24. If ur playing an beginner just move knight to g5 then f7 and castle if needed

  25. Great video, but please stop breaking dishes while recording.

  26. Who would make Knight E7 insted of pawn D6😂

  27. Why cant queen take rook instead of king moving away from the check

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