The Most Solid Chess Opening: Berlin Defense | Best Opening Moves, Strategies, Traps & Ideas

Let’s check out the Chess Opening that most Grandmasters are playing nowadays. Even the great Magnus Carlsen plays this opening quite frequently. This opening is none other than the Berlin defense. There are various chess opening strategies, tricks, traps, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you the Basics of the Berlin Defense, which is one of the most solid openings for both white & black. The Berlin Defence opening variation can be used by black against the Ruy Lopez opening. In this video, I have covered the 2 most important lines which can be used to either draw or force a win depending on your situation. The opening moves shown in this video will help you build a strong opening repetroire & will help you win more games. You just need to follow these starting moves, practice in game situations & you will definitely improve your game. Let me know which is your favorite chess opening? I also have an interesting puzzle at the end of this video. Let’s see if you can solve that by finding the best move continuation for white.

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700 Comments

  1. After Bb5 many players at intermediate and beginner level plays Nd4! What should we play then?

  2. Unknowingly i play this opening endlessly everyday

  3. Queen to e5 check and bishop to g5 or c5 is checkmate

  4. Thanks sir i am learning something new from your videos

  5. 1)Bishop to g5.. 2)Pawn takes g5… 3) king g5 check and mate

  6. Sir can you make a video on the Italian game and covering the Giuoco piano and its variations Center attack, Bird's attack and Giuoco pianissimo

  7. Please make a video on the 4 knights game.

  8. Sir .when you will do a video on four knights defence

  9. what fi the (after white castles ) black does not take knight rather he takes whites knight with his knight

  10. 4:07 it’s not a passed pawn yet. The pawn of F7 prevents the pawn from reaching E6

  11. Qe5 check
    If d×e5 then bc5#
    If f×e5 then bg5#
    If black play be6 to block the check then Q×e6 is a checkmate.

  12. Qe5 to check if pown capture the e5 then Bg5 for check 👍

  13. Answer to the puzzle is Queen to e5
    Queen to e5 would be a check and king has no squares to go so he had to take the queen if he take the queen with d pawn then bishop c5 is a chack mate and if he take the queen with f pawn than bishop to g5 is a check mate

  14. thanks for a great video. Your better than all the best players. I want to find a defense for siccilian. Do you have a video for that. Thank you

  15. Solution to puzzle queen E5 check
    Black has 2 replies lets discuss them
    1st-
    Black captures queen with pawn which was on f6 after that bishop g5 check is checkmate
    2nd
    Black captures queen with pawn which was on d6 after that white plays bishop c5 check and that's a beautiful checkmate

  16. I use this, and the Vienna gambit all my games

  17. I would like to share an interestring variation in berlin defence. it is a diffusion technique for black…
    white e4 black e5
    white Nf3 black Nc6
    whiteBb5 black Bc5
    white B into N black d7 into B
    white Nf3 into e5 black Qd4
    Nd3 black Q into e4
    I hope it was nice..

  18. Bishop to g5, if pawn captures , Qg5 is a beautiful checkmate.

  19. Sir video ke andar jo line aayi he .wo Hume bahot boar Karti he.

  20. Chess Talk when you will do a video on four knight's defends

  21. Hello who are a chess player comment for battle

  22. Sir at 3:18 can’t black bring it’s bishop ahead and block the check 🤔

  23. Queen to G5 Pawan capture queen👸 then we capture the pawan by bishop it's a checkmate 👑👸

  24. But what if he moved the pawn to A6 from the beginning ????

  25. Sacrificing dark squared bishop for pawn in f6 and aimply take that with queen after bishop is taken away its checkmate then

  26. First Qe5+if fxe5 then bg5 #
    And if dxe5 then bc5 #

  27. ended up here after watching queens gambit

  28. 2:14 chess talk when you will do a video on four knight's defences plz replay

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