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. 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.

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

  3. At 3:06, if White were to move their pawn to H3 to push away your bishop, would it not be better to move your bishop to F5?

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