The Dangerous Danish Gambit | Chess Openings Explained

Dennis LaRue substitutes the openings class to teach the Danish Gambit. White sacrifices one or two pawns for the sake of rapid development and attack.

C21 Danish gambit, Schlechter defence


  1. I have a question: Instead of Pawn captures b2, black played Bishop b4 . Would wo mind to explain that variation? Sorry for my horroble English.

  2. Need to put the video on 1.25 speed to make it watchable

  3. I prefer the Alhekine Variation of the Danish Gambit where white plays 4. Nxc3 instead of allowing a third pawn capture. Not as rapid of development but safer.

  4. I am a 1200 and using this opening I drew against a 1600

  5. At 23:10 he moves knight to C3, why not attack e7 pawn with bishop; force check and still safe from king countertake due to the exposed queen check?

  6. Why is novak djokovic explaining chess with glasses and french beard

  7. 7:47: Knight before bishop

    Even though both bishops are currently hyperactive, and up to this point, white has not touched the knight

  8. At 14:41, instead of the "thematic sacrifice" of Bxf7+, try instead Qd5, threatening Qxf7# on the next move. This wins the knight on e4 outright.

    PS: I'm not familiar with these lines, so if there's a refutation or a positional reason not to do that, I don't know it.

  9. I love the video. Great temperament for teaching and I like his flow.

    Thank you sir.

  10. This guy drags things out so long, he could spend one hour explaining how to microwave a cup of noodles.

  11. This guy is hilarious!!!! And an excellent teacher.

  12. Why so many thumbs down? Fine performance, nice flow, he obviously knows the opening with sidelines.

  13. the lecturer is grimacing too much. (is not he drunk a bit? :D) Love the danish though

  14. I've been playing the Danish for quite a while, but my main problem with it is black playing d6 and Be6 attacking my white bishop. What do I do against this system?

  15. 14:37 why not Qd5 threatening mate in one then taking the knight for free instead of sacrificing (actually just trading) the bishop? I get that it's not always about material but this still seems like a great attacking position me.

    I play Danish gambit and would like to know if I'm wrong here

  16. I couldn't watch it. Even at 1,25x it's too boring

  17. i tried to increase the speed of the video and still managed to watch only for 5 minutes.. the presentation was so boring i had to choose another source..

  18. The acetylcholine levels on the brain of this guy must to be really high

  19. i have to imagine most of his opponents in the cafes just resign when he starts talking

  20. This is a bad explanation…..also with wrong translation to arabic!!

  21. I found this just trying to search Danish gambit to learn (I'm a newbie) and I have to give all the credit to you Dennis for breaking it down so well.

  22. sometimes they chose to ignore Nc6 tho and just go Qe7 from the get go. This doesnt allow the castle cuz of the pawn hanging, what do I do then?

  23. Go home you're drunk teacher๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  24. has someone created a pgn from this video and is willing to share it?

  25. Very great opening. Who ever has discovered this gambit, include my salutations to him. Awsome

  26. noooo minute 19.20 is a mutttttch better move!!!!!! directly sacrifice your lightsquare bishop on F7 with check, he has to take with his king and you follow up with Queen on B3 check and win the darksquare bishop back!

  27. on minute 23.00 you also can try the queen trap and take on F7 with the bishop check. If the king takes the bishop you take his queen ๐Ÿ˜€ sometimes it works

  28. I think heโ€™s putting himself to sleep ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ why are you sooooooooo slowwwwwww had to put it on 1.25 speed

  29. Too much talking, too little showing. See Gotham Chess how the work must be done.

  30. He's trying so hard to add wit and humor, it's a little bit distracting.

  31. I want more videos from this guy. Some people say he is slow but I think itโ€™s the perfect pace to learn if you are a beginner/intermediate

  32. 22:57 why not take with the bishop Bxf7+. If the King takes back Kxf7, Qxd8 taking blacks queen. If King does not take back and moves Ke7 protecting the Queen white plays Ba3+ leaving backs King no choice but to play Kxf7 which white plays Qxd8 taking blacks queen. Either way white loses a bishop for a queen.

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