3 Beginner Chess Openings You Can Play With Black!

In this video I teach beginners how to start out the game with the black pieces against white’s most common openings moves. You’ll see the Queen’s Gambit, Ruy Lopez, and Guioco Piano.

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98 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for all your tutorials! You're my fav chessyoutuber!

  2. thank you thank you!! believe it or not ive been reading chess books and watching other channels as well as playing and still its so hard to visualise and remember patterns. you explaining it slowly and clearly has helped me piece so many things together.

  3. Your channel is amazing, you explain so well and clear in a short time. Most people don't have more than a few minutes to watch a video and it's great when it's quality content!

  4. Seeing the same moves described from both perspectives was particularly helpful.

  5. 0:00 Intro
    0:20 Center Game Accepted, Normal Variation
    1:08 Ruy López Opening, Morphy Defense, Exchange Variation
    2:49 Giuocio Piano, Giuocio Pianissimo Variation
    4:07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional Line
    6:04 Queen's Gambit Declined, Modern Variation
    Bro Forgt The Caro Kann And The King's Indian

  6. For this beginner, it was just about perfect!

  7. As a Caro kann player, i have more win rate for black then white. (I'm just 1000 elo)

  8. Thanks, great to see the scenarios run through with such clarity

  9. Interesting lines for the QG! I don't encounter it so often and always wonder what the best solution is for me, at a beginner level. I'll try this next time and see how it goes. I nooticed you play the Scandi in other videos, I'm curious what was the reason that made you ignore it for this black opening video?

  10. is the king's indian good for beginners?

  11. At 1:35 you made the A6 move, but why? The pawn doesn't seem to do anything except threaten a bishop that looked like it was going to move anyway. Did I miss something?

  12. Way better than GothamChess. Don't know how you managed to hide for so long. I like it that you explain or provide reasoning behind each move. Keep up the good work!

  13. Great video, thanks Nelson! I found it very helpful to “think ahead” and set up traps

  14. Once again another great video. Of course I learnt something I always learn something on this channel- ALWAYS!!!

  15. GothamChess is entertaining but you are the real deal when it comes to teaching

  16. 1:45 I wish I had known about that Qd4 response a few months ago. I knew what the Ruey Lopez was, but I hadn't actually seen someone take the knight immediately with the bishop, and then follow it up by taking the lone pawn. I played pawn to f6 attacking the knight, then they played Qh5+. Wasn't long before they took a free rook with their knight/queen combo

  17. Why not Kc4? I forgive with Kc4, you’ll have coverage in the center?

  18. Great content. Would be happy to support if you took Bitcoin!

  19. Just want to say I really appreciate your pacing with these videos. A lot of other instructional channels whiz through the moves when us beginners don't exactly have all the squares memorized.
    These are really helpful and I can tell I'm getting better from them.

  20. The only thing that kind of unfortunate is that I can't give this video several likes instead of just one 🙂 Great stuff, bro. Very clear and informative.

  21. Its such a pain trying these tactics as a low elo beginner since your playing against noobs aswell and they just blunder a piece but ruin your setup

  22. I didn't even see that you can take there queen with the bishop wow great video and thumbs up thx

  23. This content is great for my 6 year old, who has been learning with Story Time Chess for over a year now. I think another video that goes over each possibility more slowly with specific exercises to practice would be awesome. Thanks!

  24. Great video. A couple simple ideas. Love it

  25. Thank you so much for your videos, they are great!
    I would like to hear your opinion about what abegginer should do ( been playing for like amonth, rated 600)? Learn the openings? Traps? Just play ( until what grade)? Its very confusing…
    Thank you!

  26. If the game goes 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.Nxe5 Qd4 wouldn’t white be better to play 6. Ng4? Then 6…. Qxe4+ 7. Ne3 and white can still castle. Is black in a better position still?

  27. You r a f*cking genius mahn…..learned a lot… keep going🤩🤘

  28. I have been playing chess for 10 years but still learn a lot from your videos. Keep up the good work !

  29. After playing …a6 in response to Ruy Lopez, I've never seen them trade their bishop for my knight out of maybe 30 games. They simply retreat bishop to a4 or c4. What should we do in these cases?

  30. Queen trading is the most stupidest move I have ever seen, especially at the start of a game. It only makes sense when you have a significant material advantage. I hate queen traders. "I think I will cut my right arm off, but it's ok, but I cut off your right arm too, LOL."

  31. I really don’t need this video I just want to learn some more classical chess

  32. These are great videos. I really enjoy them. What software are you using to demonstrate the game? Is it just a simple human vs human game on standard software or "demonstration" type software? Thanks for the vids.

  33. It would be helpful to give the names of the openings you are playing. I assumed you're showing us the "queen's gambit" first since it's listed first in the description, however, when I google "queen's gambit" the internet tells me that the queens gambit starts with 1. d4 d5 2. c4. But you started with 1. e4 e5 so I'm so confused as to what this opening is called and I feel stupid 🙁

  34. i think that the tips are good but this isnt good for beginners. at low level play people arent going E4. when u make tips for beginners that rely on ur opponent going moves like E4 then it instantly stops being good for beginners. like if ur brand new to chess and going against newer players ur not gonna see E4 a whole ton like u would in mid-high level play.

  35. 5:09 why move this knight there? whats the point of that? (I'm beginner)

  36. Two Thumbs Up, Great Content, Good Presentation. Video and host recommended for individuals intended.

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