How to play the English Opening | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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IM Levy Rozman aka GothamChess is back with another 10-minute chess opening video on the English Opening for the White pieces. This was played in the recently concluded Magnus Carlsen tour finals a lot, and is a great chess opening for beginners and intermediate players alike.

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353 Comments

  1. Got my elo from 400 to 500 from the fried liver attack but now people can atually defend so i am stuck again

  2. Thanks to this video I don't worry even a little when playing against an English opening: I just copy my opponent, annoy them and save a lot of time.

  3. I like the English too — but their food is not great. Actually, I did want to say I prefer chess instructors who don't yammer on in the names of openings — the Grunfeld, the Kings Indian, Sicilian, etc. Not needed or communicative at this level.

  4. What would be the optimal response to something like black playing d5 after playing c4? Or playing d5 after covering d5 with a knight

  5. I have to slow every single one of your videos down because you talk at lightning speed. If these are intro videos I think a little less haste would be hugely appreciated. Great content, but please slow the fk down.

  6. This has been my bullet opening, has a nice logical flow

  7. Wow so Gotham actually used to not clickbait before

  8. Went from scrapping for 500 to challenging 700, keep learning

  9. Good openings really improve your game a lot. If you know how to play the first 5-10 moves. Getting your pieces set up properly early on maximizes your ability to build a solid midgame. Inaccuracies in the opening only make it harder for you to win, and it's very easily avoidable if you just learn some opening tactics. Thanks, Levi

  10. Thanks, I am a 2000 who has been playing this opening very wrong apparently xD

  11. Ha ha …. I am here to play as "Black". And I got the answer what would be my Plan against "White"😜. Thanks 👍

  12. damn, I'm 2 years late. Which Magnus/Nakamura games is he talking about?

  13. Well rapid champion nodirbek plays the english

  14. 7:43 – I've recently played over 100 games with the carousel carton bowl of pawns and its been devastating my opponents.

  15. me praying Levi has a vid on this opening so I don’t fall asleep

  16. I did this opening by accident, im normally a knight fan but when i wanted to try something new i became a bishop enjoyer with this one.

  17. This video is a carousel of knowledge and has helped me repeatedly.

  18. I literally just played againts this Chess opening
    and I took like 10 seconds to decide on what piece to play, because I was so unfamiliar with it

  19. Ima try and use 3 openings polish caro kan and then english

  20. Just tried this one and it was going so fucking good and then my dumbass misclicked and dropped my queen before where she was supposed to go and she got hung, it was brutal. fuck my fingers

  21. I have to say i am truly impressed, i restarted playing chess tday i this was one of my go to openings when i was a kid, i played probably 10 games before watching this guide and i was very inconsistent on what i was doing, right after this i had the best game i played in probably years

  22. Watching this levy in 2023 be like: 💀

  23. 3:32 Gotham didn't regard Bxc3 after e3. It is the best move and it's -0.2. Why? White's pawn structure is horrible and black have a fair share of the center and can easily finish their development and castle. (Black doesn't play Bb4 for no reason)

  24. A carton of pawns? I'm dying hahahaha

  25. Thanks to Levy I managed to achieve 1000 ELO.

  26. This only works if your opponent isn’t a tiktok gremlin. The last time i checked they literally go a5 and release the rook

  27. When you are a 600 rating you watch this and forget the 5th move and its game over😂

  28. I started using the bowl technique thingy about 2 weeks ago, i didnt even know it was an opening, I've been comfortably beating 900-1100 elo players, good to see this in more depth, fingers crossed I get better at it, thanks for the tips 👍

  29. PRO TIP:

    Watch in 1.25x if you want it to sound like the 2023 Levy

  30. So if I'm getting this, the English is really good if you like playing black but you're the white pieces.

  31. The English Opening is fun and sets up a game built on strategy, setups and planning-rather than cheap traps and in your face tactics.

  32. Q: what happens if one plays the caro kahn defense as a black? TIA

  33. It is very good opening. I won.a blitz with it with zero inaccuracy, zero blunders, and zero mistakes.

  34. I play a player regularly as only white but the problem is it has become difficult since he started playing chech+pirc defence can someone suggest me a good opening and that too that doesn't start with e4….. hope i am clear for what i am asking …..😀

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