The Most Solid Chess Opening: Berlin Defense | Best Opening Moves, Strategies, Traps & Ideas

Let’s check out the Chess Opening that most Grandmasters are playing nowadays. Even the great Magnus Carlsen plays this opening quite frequently. This opening is none other than the Berlin defense. There are various chess opening strategies, tricks, traps, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you the Basics of the Berlin Defense, which is one of the most solid openings for both white & black. The Berlin Defence opening variation can be used by black against the Ruy Lopez opening. In this video, I have covered the 2 most important lines which can be used to either draw or force a win depending on your situation. The opening moves shown in this video will help you build a strong opening repetroire & will help you win more games. You just need to follow these starting moves, practice in game situations & you will definitely improve your game. Let me know which is your favorite chess opening? I also have an interesting puzzle at the end of this video. Let’s see if you can solve that by finding the best move continuation for white.

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450 Comments

  1. What if black plays pawn to a6 when white’s bishop is on b5?

  2. We can sacrifice our queen by bringing it to g5, if pawn takes the queen then we can capture that pawn with the Bishop and the king is pinned with the queen, and the black queen is gone.

  3. Sir can we have a stream on comming sayurday night tournament

  4. My answer to the puzzle is bishop to g5 sacrifice than pawn takes the queen takes again and it’s check

  5. please play a chess match with me and my full name is Souparno Biswas

  6. In this puzzle
    Bg5 xg5
    Qxg5 and it is a checkmate

  7. Sir can u win against vishy anand….. 😁

  8. PUZZLE:
    Queen to E-5+ if either pawn takes , then Dark Bishop x Pawn checkmate!

  9. Bishop takes pawn
    Rook takes bishop
    Queen takes rook
    Bishop blocks queen
    Queen takes bishop then check

  10. QxE5 check
    If any pawn captures bishop check and mate

  11. If black plays a6 what move would be best next?

  12. Does these videos really help getting better at chess ?

  13. Why isnt anyone thinking of Bg5? (If the Pawn captures Bishop then Queen will capture pawn & checkmate)

  14. why didnt you adress the most obvious defence pawn to e6? you just showed it at 0:37 but didnt say how to play against it?!

  15. 1. Qe5+ black has three options :
    If dxe5 then bc5#
    If fxe5 then bg5#
    If black blocks the queen check by playing be6 then simply Qxe6#

  16. But I don’t play against gm’s so what if they do pawn a6

  17. Pwan to c5 , black takes pwan ,bishop to c5

  18. But when I move the bishop attacking the horse they just chase be down with pawns

  19. Your subtitles hide the board, please check to it.

  20. I tried this trick against my opponent and he was completely shocked

  21. and which editing software for editing,,, Can you please…………

  22. What if Black move a6 by attacking Bishop b5 instead of moving KNf6 (Black) and this is mostly happens not in GM Game but in normal games so how to face it?

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