How A Chess Master Learns A New Opening

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88 Comments

  1. I face the French a LOT being a d4 player. I defeat it consistently with the e5 push. The psuedo Landau will appear often enough to setup a strong kingside attack. I believe it technically transposed into the Paulsen variation most often. Sometimes, the Winawer, and Rubenstein. GL. There's lots of tricks and traps in it, I really have begun to wonder why anyone would seriously play the French. Ding might agree 🙂

  2. Hello nelson, your videos helped me a lot I appreciate your efforts 1Q :since you’re studying black defense why didn’t flip the board is there a reason you kept the white side?

  3. If I'm under a 1000… what? Blitz, rapid, daily? I'm a bit scattered throughout.

  4. You wanted to teach me how to learn openings, but this was probably the most productive video for learning the opening itself. Almost defeats its own purpose

  5. Yes! Excellent series to look forward to!

  6. This is so fantastic! How many moves deep is good for beginners?

  7. At the beginning where you say you can't learn all the openings at once, and you have to focus on just one, like the French… I'd go further and say you can't learn all the Frenches at once; you have to start with one, like the Classical French, Steinitz variation, or the Winawer, …Qa5 variation. You have to go even finer than a single opening. You have to go to single variations.

  8. I play chess for fun but playing stockfish a little bit now. I only play my brother regularly so would it be cheating to use these sort of AI analytical programs?

  9. Worthwhile and looking forward to part two – subscribing🙏

  10. Fco is a terrible chess book in my opinion

  11. Wrong. They watch the GothamChess video on that opening.

  12. You are crushing it for instructional awesomeness.
    Ben Finegold, take note!

  13. I found you when you had a few k subs
    And I’m amazed as to how you improved on your talk, confidence, and charismatic output
    That was the one thing I was cheering you on for cause I saw you got it but couldn’t use it
    Now when I click on your vids from time to time, you’re a totally different person. More yourself
    Love it!!

  14. I liked this, and am inspired to learn some of the weird lines that Stockfish can recommend as best moves. Do you know why Stockfish on the 2 different main chess sites can disagree on what the best moves are in a position? I feel like I let the depth go at least 22, aren't they the same chess engine?

  15. As someone who plays the French at about a 1400-1500 level, I am very excited to hear your thoughts as you go through this opening and learn maybe another one if you make this a series of different openings!

  16. Thank you so much sir, I can finally learn my opening effectively

  17. 22:59 It looks like Nelson's approach is doing detective work, trying to solve a puzzle: What if I do this? Why won't this work in another line? etc.

  18. I think that opening does not matter, even if you have a poor opening, there are chances for you to climb back in middle game and endgame

  19. Why do people even dislike these video's? They are so good

  20. Do most people use stockfish when actually playing? I just play. I lose a lot too😂

  21. It was not explicitly articulated, but one of the main points is Why, Why, Why, instead of What, What, What (move)

  22. Very insightful. People have always said to use an openings database. I've tried it but I struggle to know exactly what the thought process is, but this is a good model for me to work with. Thanks for the insight!

  23. I really enjoyed this, a great way for me to learn opening have you to analyse the ideas behind the popular moves

  24. how to learn a new opening: just play the london

  25. Day 27 of asking chalange chess but Martin moves twice If You get checked in Martin first move you'll lose 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥

  26. Just curious you play your majority games on chess or on lichess

  27. These more educational videos are great. You should make something on middlegame tactics.

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