The BEST Beginner Chess Opening

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0:00 Intro
1:20 The Moves
9:52 Game 1
16:15 Game 2

Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 (3… Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. cxd4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3) (3… d5 4. Qa4 dxe4 (4… Bd7 5. exd5 Nd4 6. Qd1 Nxf3+ 7. Qxf3) (4… f6 5. Bb5 Ne7 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. d4) 5. Nxe5 Bd7 6. Nxd7 Qxd7 7. Qxe4+) 4. d4 exd4 (4… Nxe4 5. d5 Ne7 6. Nxe5 d6 7. Bb5+ c6 8. dxc6 bxc6 (8… Qb6 9. cxb7+ Kd8 10. Nxf7+ Kc7 11. bxa8=N+) 9. Nxc6 Nxc6 10. Bxc6+ Bd7 11. Bxe4) 5. e5 Nd5 (5… Qe7 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bb5) 6. Qb3 Nb6 7. cxd4

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231 Comments

  1. I think my opponent watched your video because they didn’t do any of that 😂

  2. Some of you will still find a way to lose 😂😂😂😂

  3. Thank you for the nice video. I solved chess 😆(after 349 Ponziani games as white)
    I can now retire.😁

  4. Started using this and just got a checkmate in 9 moves. Thanks

  5. 20:34 how to tackle the queen if it takes the F2 pawn and incoming mate

  6. THANKYOU NOW IM GOING TO PLAY CHESS 😁😁

  7. "aren't you glad you click on this video??" Hahaha Nice!

  8. what if after e4-e5 knight f3 black plays pawn to d6?

  9. I’m starting to learn that chess is like a big rubix cube. Once you figure it out and remember enough of the algorithms the thing is solved and the goal now is it do it faster than you used to

  10. PGN for the first ~10 minutes:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Bc5 (3… d6 4. d4 Nf6 5. h3 Nxe4 6. d5 Ne7 7. Qa4+) (3… Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 (4… exd4 5. e5 Nd5 (5… Qe7 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bb5) 6. Qb3 (6. Bc4 Nb6 7. Bb3) 6… Nb6 7. cxd4 d5 8. Bd3) 5. d5 Ne7 6. Nxe5 d6 7. Bb5+ c6 8. dxc6 dxe5 (8… Nxc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bxc6+ Bd7 11. Bxe4) (8… Qb6 9. cxb7+ Qxb5 (9… Kd8 10. Nxf7+ Kc7 11. bxa8=N+ Kb7 12. Nxb6 Kxb6 13. Be3+ 13… Kxb5 14. Nd8 14… Nd5) 10. bxa8=Q) 9. cxb7+ Bd7 10. Qxd7+ Qxd7 11. bxa8=Q+) (3… d5 4. Qa4 dxe4 (4… f6 5. Bb5 Ne7 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. d4) (4… Bd7 5. exd5 Nd4 6. Qd1 Nxf3+ 7. Qxf3 Nf6 8. Bc4 Bg4 9. Bb5+ c6 10. dxc6 Bxf3 11. c7+ Qd7 12. Bxd7+ Nxd7) 5. Nxe5 Bd7 6. Nxd7 Qxd7 7. Qxe4+ Be7 8. Be2 Nf6 9. Qf3 O-O 10. O-O Rfe8 11. d4) 4. d4 exd4 5. cxd4 Bb4+ (5… Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. e5 Ng4 8. h3 Nh6 9. Bxh6 gxh6) 6.Nc3 Nf6 7. d5 Ne7 8. Bd3

  11. Anyone know why he says h3 is an important move? I get the fork, but i don't understand how h3 is contributing

  12. I just tried playing this 5 times a,d only once did they let me get the right position the other 4 times they DESTROYED my defense

  13. Im 5 minutes in and Gotham just told me “Aren’t you glad you clicked on this video” me with a huge smile because I’m learning chess : Yes I’m very glad I clicked on your video

  14. 7 minutes 13 seconds into the video and I lost faith in you. You really expect me to not take em passant.

  15. I’m just a kid and I been playing for 3 years and I just saw your videos you are right

  16. Does this strategy work if your the black pieces?

  17. Definitely a fun opening. My first rapid game with it at 880 Elo ended in a checkmate in 12 moves.

  18. Please make a video on how to counter the Sicilian defence? thanks

  19. "I'm allergic to how bad black's position is." 😂

  20. I watched this video so many times and went from 200 In bltiz 5 minutes till 600 in like a month or something

  21. Me memorising all he possible combinations for the ponziani opening

    I get the black pieces

  22. Thank you for helping with these openings. It has dramatically increased my game ❤❤❤

  23. If you are 400 – 800 elo, after your second move, almost in 99% opponent will play knight to f6, and your opening is over, as after this move you can't continue. I played maybe 100 games with this opening and almost in every game after my second move opponent played knight to f6. What else to say when almost no high ranked player doesn't play this opening, never, I never saw someone playing this opening, I guess this total bull… for fun and not a solid opening.

  24. Just getting into chess, i enjoy the actual games with teaching aspects you do. I tried watching other channels, they just stream their games and don't explain much

  25. Levy sneezes
    "I am allergic to how bad black's position is."
    PHONK PLAYS

  26. to anyone that havent finished the video yet watch it till the end because i got 600 to 660 elo in just 1 day i hope i get to 700 by tommorow or maybe right now

  27. This opening helped me climb to 500 from 300. thank you gotham

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