How To Memorize Chess Openings

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Chess players love openings! That’s a fact and we wish we could memorize the different lines easily. However, we often fail to remember the specific moves recommended by theory and as a result, we get in trouble not because our opponent is better but because they were better prepared. So, here is how to solve this problem 🙂

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17 Comments

  1. Am first sir plz send request to itskss42

  2. Is this what you did when learning your current openings? 🤔 Do you have other tips? Let the rest of us know‼ 😎

  3. Another great video! Im preparing for a tournament on Saturday and Im planning to play the Czech pirc, the danish gambit and the Cole system 😁

  4. Wow.. It is very great to have a proper opening study.. Along with this please bridge the gap between opening and it's few middle game plan. Thank you for giving wonderful content

  5. How to memorize opening theory?

    Study at chessable 🙂

  6. man i started your beginner playlist and got to about episode 50 or so and thought of im good now and tried to just take off.. nope… 😂 so i’m humbly back my friend, thanks for all the content. i just needed to get my ahh kicked a few good times to humble myself and realize i know nothing about chess 💀

  7. Rob, I`d rather drill middlegame and endgame positions! Openings are not so importante!

  8. hi coach my problem is that when I don't have advantage after the opening Iose the game

  9. QGD is THE classic opening (with Ruy Lopez).

  10. I'm kicking myself so hard right now, why didn't I think of this? Simple, yet so obvious. I don't like how you're exposing my every flaw sir. It's like you're looking into my soul or something LOL. For the record, I just use brute force and pray. Thanks, once again.

  11. Understanding the moves is way more important than memorizing openings.

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