Top 4 Chess Opening MISTAKES After 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 4 most common chess opening mistakes that millions of chess players keep making without even realizing that they are doing it wrong.

First of all, let’s make sure that you are not making these mistakes after 1.e4 as White, and secondly, you will learn how to punish your opponents when they make these opening errors.

These mistakes are extremely common in below 1600 rating level, but even higher rated chess players often make these mistakes and fall for these traps. These mistakes happen after the most common opening moves (in the Italian Game): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6.

► Chapters

00:00 4 Most Common Chess Opening Mistakes
00:25 Mistake in the Italian Game opening
01:46 Mistake-1: 4.Nc3, Four Knights Game
03:37 Mistake-2 in Two Knights Defense
04:25 3 out of these 4 moves are wrong
05:11 Mistake-2: 6.h3 preventing Bg4
08:38 If White tries to prevent g4
10:46 Mistake-3: 6.Nc3
14:34 What is the correct move for White?
15:17 Mistake-4: 6.Bg5

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  1. You analised position that could only occured if black was first to move, Count the numbers of moves for black and white for position at the start of analysis. You said that white had extra tempo, but it is obvious in simetric game that black had extra tempo

  2. Hello , i really need help. Since i play the stafford gambit i mostly end up in a russian game three knights if the opponent does not go for the kings pawn.
    I dont want to continue with the fourth knight because this leads to italian game which i dont like. So i pull my bishop and hope that the opponent grabs the kings pawn now, but this does not happen.
    So, can anybody give me some hints what to do in that 3 knights constellation??

  3. I'm completely new to chess. This video was very helpful in showing some of the options that black has available to play.

  4. My issue is they never leave the queen in the pin😂
    Like… Never

  5. you talk too fast… there are no pauses to look at where one is…

  6. Admit it, you got all your ideas for "Top Mistakes" videos by watching me play.

  7. A couple of things: 1) These videos are great and…2) These videos remind me of how poorly I play chess. Because if there is a mistake to be made I'll make it. Cheers.

  8. I kinda feel like a lot of counter play from white was overlooked here

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