Chess Lesson # 50: Queen’s Gambit | Chess Openings The Right Way

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It’s time to start playing the Queen’s gambit. This opening is one of the most popular ones it has been for many years -especially at the top level. My main goal is that once you finish this class, you have everything you need to start playing the queen’s gambit as the white pieces. I will explain what a gambit is. Then I will prove to you that it’s okay to sacrifice the pawn on c4. Many of my students won’t play this opening because they are paranoid about not being able to get the pawn back. That’s why I will show move by move how to get the pawn back or even more than that in some cases. Likewise, you will learn the plans you need to follow in case they decline the gambit. Finally, I will show you a couple games played by professional Chess players.

00:00 Intro
02:10 What is a gambit in Chess?
05:30 The Queen’s gambit accepted
07:17 The Queen’s gambit declined
09:32 First master game (with the queen’s gambit accepted)
14:45 Second master game (with the queen’s gambit declined)

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  1. Completed watching the First 50 videos in order…..I've learnt a lot .. ……. Thank You So much Coach….

  2. Learning one more time ….
    7:52 AM

  3. I am a 900 rated player and playing with queens gambit as you taught in this video.
    Recently in a game as white , after my opp accepts queens gambit i played e3, then he played b5 defending his pawn , then I played a4 as you told . I thought i will definitely win material as you told b5 is a mistake by him.But then he played bishop d7 defending his b5 pawn. I am asking why didn't you mention a move like bishop b7. If bishop b7 is a mistake , why? I was not able to find any tactic after b7 so i did axb5.

    Ps:if you read this comment , just wanted to tell you i love this series and learning chess slowly and love how you teach.

  4. I'm a d4 player myself, so thanks for this.

  5. Before I subscribed to you channel I was rated 500 but I’m now I’m 1300 .. thank you

  6. I played this after watching your video and then I forgot what to do when they accept it ….and blundered my queen even after i managed to win …
    I am improving ….this playlist is 💥💥…
    My middle game improved a lot

    Edit- can I play this when opponent start with queen's pawn….

  7. B-d7 then what ? can block the diagonal

  8. I believe I have to give up the tool that helped me reach 1300. Goodbye london system. I believe 1400-1500s are well equipped with anti-london. QGD….let the journey begin, coach. Ps. London sucks out the joy of playing after a while as positions are less dynamic and repititive.

  9. Thank you, I am playing the Queen's Pawn opening, but this one seems better.

    I haven't yet reached to you later videos, so perhaps you have already done what I am going to propose: the weaknesses of each opening, or at least of the most played openings would be great.

  10. Coach, what are you playing against 2 … c6? Got beaten several times in Slavic opening with less ranking players 🙁

  11. Is there a problem if i move the pawn to c5 after gambit is declined ?

  12. Brilliant video. I play the QG and do pretty well for someone with my rating, but I only know a few lines. This has given some new possibilities. Really enjoyed the games too. Would be great if you could do a couple of follow up videos some time.

  13. I am an avid qg player but this is my first time to see this kind of attack! So cool🥰!

  14. I have been playing with this opening for white. I am doing much better playing stock fish level 3 on lichess . I guess i'm improving, I can last until the end of the game then he does something un expected.

  15. Extremely well made video sir❤️

  16. I am playing against a computer chess board. and after d4-d5 I move to c4 and the computer goes to c5 instead of c6 then I move Nc3 computer goes Bf5. I quit at this point because you did not talk about this. what should I do here?

  17. This is a great video! The Queens Gambit is by far my favorite Opening with White and it is helping me climb up the Lower Ranks. Thank you very much! Definitely learned some great tactics.

  18. I love your videos. But as white I get into trouble when they defend the gambit pawn with bishop to E3. What can we do here?

  19. Beautiful !!!! You have an incredible mind and powerful gift of teaching. THANK YOU 😇

  20. Your playlist is gold, bro. Thank you for these instructive videos!

  21. You are a very good teacher, master. We hope to still hear from you though you'll become grand master someday.
    Wishing you good luck, sir.

  22. Awesome
    Now I will use it kick some butts 🙂

  23. Very good video, but I was taught that the whole point was to bring the rook on A1 to C1 to control the open C file??!!

  24. Thanks for the video. One question: Why prefer e3 to e4 after the gambit got accepted?

  25. Excellent, superb video tutorial
    Which one is more better
    Vienna or Queen gambit?

  26. At 4:43 what if the opponent blocks with bd4? You can't take the took because the queen will take you

  27. What if he defends the pawn with the bishop at C8

  28. Any book you could suggest for the theories involved in the queen's pawn opening (d4) ??

  29. Should I make queen Gambit my choice against d4

  30. i came to know about queen's gambit from the Netflix series now finally learning it.

  31. What masters played these games? reference sources or links would be nice

  32. Brother I am stuck at 700 not moving forward what can I do.

  33. I love your explanations, it's so easy to follow!

  34. Thank you for the video! I have been trying out the Queen's Gambit with great results!😃

  35. in Queen's gambit accepted you moved the bishop back which was a mistake, I don't think black would have played that, in Queen's gambit declined, it would have been better for the king to not take the bishop and you didn't show that variation.


  37. Hi why not play e4 after gambit accepted ?

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