Top 10 Most Popular Responses to 1. d4 | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz counts down and identifies the most common black moves against white’s Queen Pawn opening. Basic principles are explained for each response.

1:10 Queen’s Gambit Accepted
5:16 Trompowsky Attack
12:09 Dutch Defence
16:44 Grünfeld Defence
25:46 Queen’s Indian Defense
30:30 Benoni Defense
37:36 Semi-Slav Defense
44:58 Nimzo-Indian Defence
48:23 Queen’s Gambit Declined
51:36 King’s Indian Defence


  1. Anyone else imagine the intro with Jonathan on violin and Mike Hummer rockin out to guitar.

  2. What about d4, d5 and then b3 is that a good opening?

  3. Your video is excellent instruction you do a masterful job Thank you

  4. A lot of London fans out there at the lower levels. I like the qgd but usually if my opponent plays d4 their next move is almost always Bf4

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