3 Rules That Will Change YOUR Chess Forever! [Expert SECRETS & TIPS]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 3 most important chess rules (key ideas) that will help you play like an expert chess player. These are universal chess rules, therefore you will be able to find the best moves in ANY position and improve your game very quickly!

You will learn when to exchange pieces and when not to, how to find proper attacking moves and create problems for your opponents, and most importantly, you will learn when and how to calculate during a chess game.

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00:00 3 Universal Rules to Improve Your Chess
00:36 Example-1: How would you play here?
01:16 Rule-1: To take is a mistake
03:02 Rule-2: Create problems for your opponent
04:34 Example-2: Bg5 pin on your knight
05:04 Rule-2 extension: Offense is the best defense
06:19 Example-3: Can you find the best move?
07:19 Rule-3: Calculate when there is tension between pieces
08:13 Forcing moves: Captures, checks, and attacks

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  1. Hi Igor. As a beginner I watch your segments over and over. Thanks for these tips. I wondered what attack(s) to use. I heard Judit Polgar plays as an attacker, now I have some knowledge how to. I wish you all the best. Now I will subscribe to your channel. Regards, Tibor.

  2. Go a bit further not just attack, double attack if possible!

  3. Gm igor can u give an advice for aggresive opponent?

  4. Great and different content. Please create more videos about the fundamentals and ways of thinking❤

  5. My cat would be great at the "What can I attack?" strategy.

  6. I've been playing a lot of chess for 3 years, I'm not very good but I've noticed I play better when I can stay on the attack.

  7. Way too much talking and word streaming…as I process the moves – you're talking over my thoughts. Make your same points using an economy of words plz.

  8. Taking the pawn in the first example is actually the theory move…

  9. Please drink some water in your videos, I can hear your mouth sounds and it’s so hard to not focus on it. Other than that, potentially one of the best videos I have ever watched for chess ❤

  10. Recently gained 400 elo points watching videos like these! Thanks for the awesome content!

  11. Wow. Tried this and I was dominating my next game. He had almost no development. Then he made one move and check mate. I'm playing level 600 elos. This just increased my belief that I'm stupid and now I want to commit suicide.

  12. This video was the key to leveling up my chess game

  13. I would Queen to A5. It unpins the queen puts in check and if they move knight to block then I am free to take the knight on E4 because I am no longer pinned. The other way you are just Queen swapping.

  14. Hello, I have really enjoyed listen to your tips and teachings on chess. I am a 69 yo guy who was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. I decided to return to the game of chess that I had not played since I was a teenager. It is a wonderful game. I enjoy playing 5 min games. Many thanks for your top notch UTube videos. Dana via the coast of Maine

  15. This was an interesting lesson, however you sound as if English isn’t your native langue, therefore you really should slow down.

  16. tutorial for upgrading yourself from 250 to 300 and then back to 200

  17. You have the most useful chess videos ever!!! I just got from 1300 to 1500 in blitz by learning some of the opening lines you show in your videos. And I remained at 1500. Thanks.

  18. you are the best teacher i have found online

  19. Nice, seeing 5 moves ahead is really cool. My dad was into chess, big time. I was playing chess by 7 years old. My dad played Bobby Fischer at a chess club in Chicago, where Bobby went from table to table, and was blindfolded, so he made all his moves by knowing where every piece on the table was without looking, which is extremely impressive.My dad got down to the last pawn, and Bobby won, but the point of this is that my dad taught me to play the same way you are teaching, to always look for an attack to keep the pressure on, and to always have a strong defense.Always think of defense 1st. Great video, I really enjoyed it.

  20. 3:52
    With this example surely black will just use his pawn to capture the white bishop once white takes black's horse? Why would black use the queen?

  21. This is excellent stuff, making you think a layer deeper

  22. Wooow, these 3 rules changed my whole game instantly. I am back to enjoying it.

  23. Great video thanks! I’m always playing too passively

  24. This will help my game – which isn't saying much 🤔

  25. I agree with the 1st rule 100%, but into the certain position maybe we can have some compensation for it, because we are going to create isolated pawn.

  26. I am a beginner and I am not saying this is the best option but at 5:50 you could have moved your pawn at h7 to h6 so their bishop would have to take pawn but if i did the rook would take the bishop if I am wrong please correct me

  27. Offense is defense, and defense is the most important thing. Makes sense but also feels like it doesn't.

  28. I'd never heard "to take is a mistake" until you said it…and just by following that one thing, I've been getting stronger. Now I ask the question…am I helping my opponent? Does my opponent want to get rid of this piece because it is hindered? I love it. Thanks!

  29. I had that "what the eff just happened" face when the moves were revealed in the end… !

  30. Black and white are both missing a pawn and It doesn't seem lime them being captured was possible

  31. I’m a complete newcomer to this so much detail but very interesting

  32. 8:32 canplay Qa5+ then wecan go for pressure into our opponent

  33. 4:45 "How do you play here if you are black?" Botez gambit! Hang the queen by moving the knight.

  34. 7:26 I found a really nice move here Nxe4 with the idea that if they take your queen you take their knight forcing them to give up their queen too and the opportunity to castle and like that the king is unsafe and you can win tempo easily
    Edit: you explained another move similar to mine but I'm really happy with my find
    Edit: my move was not as good as I thought it'd be because I also need to sacrifice my right to castle sadly

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