Magnus Carlsen’s favorite Opening: Ruy Lopez

The Ruy Lopez is a chess opening that’s played by Magnus Carlsen, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. It’s one of the strongest chess openings and it will help you win more games of chess. Subscribe if you want more chess content.

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  1. 9:33 monkeys are intelligent enough to speak but they hide it to avoid paying taxes

  2. Can you please do something similar for the mengarini defence.

  3. Make a video in queen's gambit declined

  4. Great use of background music 👏🏼👏🏼

  5. So it’s kinda like the Italian, Sorta?

  6. Bro just blew my mind im 2 elo 🤯 yeah I was wondering what to do if i was black lol

  7. Do the indian king's defense, it was my first opening

  8. I don’t know if ruy lopez is Magnus favorite, but i know his secret weapon and it’s catalan

  9. Dude
    I have bend stuck from 1289 to 1296 on lichess
    How can I become 1300?

  10. can you please do a video on the Vienna Gambit ? love your vids

  11. could you do a video on the Vienna gambit just like you did on the Ruy Lopez ? (explaining each piece's mission etc.)

  12. Help for black opening knight F6 please.

  13. my current strategy is just messing around with some stuff if my original plan doesnt work

  14. most underrated chess youtuber, get this guy to 100k rn

  15. I like these short opening strategy videos!!! ❤❤❤❤

  16. this is better than any chessable course on the topic. Great video! Please do more openings next!

  17. You're good at explaining. Hoping you'll make videos on queens gambit and Sicilian

  18. you did a great tutorial! now I'm destroying opponents with the ruy lopez thank you!!!

  19. Can you please make a video of how to do the Sicilian defense

  20. Plz pin my comment I watched this video 6times

  21. 7:58 – what can i do if the opponent ist defending with pawns? h7-h6/g7-g6?

  22. Continue to make videos like this, this is very educational, I got to 1700 rating playing the Ruy Lopez and I know that I would've wanted videos like this when learning my openings. Actually understanding an opening and explained simply at that instead of a long list of variations to memorize just to play like a robot. I'm sure if you keep creating videos in this style that alot of people would benefit from it.

  23. There's a trick with the queen knight, if you have pawns on d4 and e4 and no c3 pawn then put your knight to c3, otherwise reroute it to g3

  24. I learn’t so much and destroyed my friend hehehehe

  25. What if the enemy plays d5 when u attack the knight with the rook by castling it defend the knight.

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