How To Learn & Study Chess Openings

In this video, we talk about chess openings and how to study them. I discuss chess openings for beginners, theory – Sicilian, Caro Kann, Vienna, Kings Gambit, and London Opening vs Kings Indian. I show you openings databases and discuss various platforms and teach you to analyze games.

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  1. How do I find the list of my most/all played moves like in 9:21?

  2. I'm an intermediate player and have improved because my beginning buddy always opens with a random opening and its interesting because I adapt my opening to his crazy moves.

  3. When you play someone online, are you also looking at this game data at the same time?

  4. You are a fine teacher mate, very passionate, informative and easy to understand

  5. Awesome video! I have been studying the opening for some time now and it really is a very enjoyable part of the (meta) game.

    Have to stand up for lichess here. You can actually choose which ratings get shown in you db analysis. So what I would recommend for lichess falks out there is this: prepare for your own rating. That means you play moves by masters but when you are giving a move to your opponent (during study) you take a peek at what your peers are doing. Sometimes they all make the same mistakes 🙂

  6. I used to have a life and play video games, now I learn chess openings

  7. cool..thanks for this.. the longer I was watching the more I waited when you gonna bring out your wand, then it occurred to me, wrong joke..

  8. Me joined some chess event in my school:
    Me actually got picked for the tournament: GothamChess here we go-

  9. I was studying openings but largely abandoned it as every game evolves into so many different lines and variations. I try to just play a strong positional and tactical game.

  10. Love the strategy of chess but it's out dated as far as a battlefield now send in air strikes right to the queen or missiles subs and ships patrolling the water out side the board aircraft in the sky paratroopers ect don't apply to chess but cool thanks man

  11. In a true battle I'm moving all troops not just one at a time or even gorilla tactics so that doesn't apply to chess

  12. Push them back and move all your troops forward

  13. Then infantry is attacking your pawns and knightd my paratroopers and sog groups are taking your king and queen from behind check mate real war cover my men with air strikes

  14. Not taking shit just war is a 360degree battle field not in today's world

  15. "it's for 16, 18, 2000" me, an absolute shitter, sitting at 300

  16. I’m gonna make something called “The Cock Defense”

  17. thank you im really tryna level up my chess skills finally done with being a low tier

  18. Good God, this goes way too fast for me. Too bad.

  19. Kings gambit example:
    1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. c3 Ne7 6. Ng5 Bf8 1-0

  20. I started playing chess about a week ago. And I'm addicted. Can't wait to see in a few years

  21. 5:12 levy was preparing early, that's why he can put up videos about their match so fast

  22. I asked Levy about this on stream and he lead me here. Thank you so much I'm a solid 1800 player and most of my losses are because of my poor opening knowledge. This was a life-saver. Your content is really amazing!

  23. Ah yes, the classic "this vid is for everyone" and then the listing of 100 opening/defense names that no beginner would know.

    But i kid, i did like this vid. I feel like i could come back to it later once i have learned some opening and stuff and it would help even more.

  24. I found the content educational. Sadly they are so short that I feel much is being washed over. The information was a bit confusing to me, ergo the reason one should watch the video over and over and make notes maybe, IDK. Now. I would really be interested in seeing something on the Hippopotamus Defense and the Hedgehog.

  25. When I play against CPU.
    Me: "Fuck! Chess, I'll never be good at this".
    When I play against some dumbass.
    Me: "I've mastered the game, I'm a pro".

  26. 3:50 damn I have that pop-song stuck in my head… "like a G6, like a G6!"

  27. "and even amateur games, games that are 1600, 1800, 2000…"

    Cries silently at 1200 :*(

  28. Name of the content is not matching the video. it would be better if u write Analazing chess openings.

  29. My go-to opening has been the Iron Lotus, which was developed in North Korea but considered too dangerous.

  30. I am thinking what to write and I only can think of writing Thank you Levy!!! What an ad vice to study openings, really thank you! No more comments

  31. 'Amateur games at 1800'.
    Me, an amateur who just started and lost his first two games and has 200 rating,

  32. I enjoyed this. Thank you for helping a long time beginner get a direction for playing better and more enjoyment. Winning is fun

  33. My chanle in hindi becaus I am indian so you learn so easy my chenel Chess pro of chess

  34. Thank you for making this video, honestly analyzing my own games is something I didn’t even think of

  35. Jesus… this is just brilliant. Thank you so much, man.

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