Italian Game – Chess Openings

The Italian Game, one of the oldest openings in chess, can be both aggressive and extremely passive. We look at all the variations you need to know to play the Italian game to fit your style of play.

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  1. Playing for a draw in chess especially as white is despicable

  2. The Italian game opening is quite fun because it’s fast paced and aggressive. Until you castle, F7 is a real weak spot for black you can manipulate.

    If you don’t see it coming you can use the Italian opening to win in 4 moves using queen and Bishop.

  3. played this today. almost won but computer crashed

  4. Anyone know what to play after Bc4 and then pawn f3?

  5. 7:21 you can go into the fries liver attack again as your bishop is defending the g5 square

  6. Came here to see the next moves of the fried liver but you kept it short 🙁

  7. I love the content, but would suggest since the videos are educational, it would be great to slow down the pace of narration.

  8. Late to the party, but I just started picking up chess. Very nice introduction to the system.

  9. At 10:00, couldn't you take the F7 pawn with the knight to fork the Rook and Queen? Even if the Queen attacks, that Rook is stuck.

    I shouldn't sound so critical, this is a very well-made video. I always shoot for the Fried Liver but didn't realize that's a branch off of the Italian. Now I know!

  10. this is exactly what I was looking for … now I will lose 200 ELO points trying it

  11. Bro, please slow down the speech this isn't an auction. Had to keep rewinding to take notes.

  12. 9:59 Why doesn't he take the f7 pawn with the knight? The Queen and rook will be forked, and he gets to win a rook.

    Edit: timestamp

  13. Ive deff played this a couple times without knowing

  14. God video it is interesting the way you interprete

  15. This is a video on my favorite opening, made on my 5th birthday!

  16. You're not gonna cover Legal's mate? After pawn D6?

  17. I found out bishop b5 is better

  18. Love the Evan's so I play the Italian a lot. Gotta learn about the openings you play if you wish to succeed with them

  19. 7:02 how to play when oponent play the so called paris defence.

  20. Finally something for when I misclick the bishop trying to do the ruy lopez

  21. I started out with the Italian Game and I’ve gotten a lot of wins from it, but every once in a while I switch to the London System to trick people who play with me a lot. Because if you play e4 for a long time than your opponent suddenly sees you play d4 it surprises them because they’re fully prepared for an e4 opening. 😈 I’m still good at the Italian Game though.

  22. I was playing italian game all along huh i ususally continue to move knight to f7

  23. What do I do if my opponent plays pawn d6 right after I develop the bishop

  24. What if the oponent plays bc5 after bc4

  25. Back when I was a beginner, I played this opening without knowing

  26. In that position at 6:11 White shouldn't take the pawn with the knight, Qd5 threatening mate on f7 wins a piece.

  27. Bro you just want to play c3 every time 😂

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