My FAVORITE Chess Opening


0:00 Intro
10:30 Game 1 vs 928
20:58 Game 2 vs 1502


1. e4 d5 2. exd5 (2. e5 Bf5 3. d4 e6 4. Nf3 c5) 2… Nf6 3. d4 (3. c4 e6 4. dxe6 Bxe6 5. d4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 Ne4 7. Bd2 Qxd4 8. Nxe4 Qxe4+ 9. Qe2 Bxd2+ 10. Kxd2 Qg6) (3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Nxd5 (4. Nf3 Nxc3 5. bxc3 g6) 4… Qxd5 5. Qf3 Be6 6. Qxd5 Bxd5) (3. Nf3 Bg4 (3… Qxd5 4. Nc3) 4. c4 (4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 Qxd5) 4… e6 5. dxe6 Bxf3 6. exf7+ Kxf7 7. Qxf3 Bc5 8. Qxb7 Re8+ 9. Be2 Nbd7 10. Qf3 Ne5 11. Qg3 Bxf2+) 3… Bg4 4. f3 (4. Nf3 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qf5) (4. Be2 Bxe2 5. Qxe2 Qxd5) 4… Bf5 5. c4 e6 6. dxe6 (6. Nc3 exd5) 6… Nc6 7. exf7+ Kxf7 8. d5 (8. Be3 Bb4+ 9. Kf2 Re8 10. a3 Rxe3 11. Kxe3 Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Qe7+ 13. Kf2 Be1#) (8. Ne2 Nb4 9. Na3 Nd3+ 10. Kd2 Bb4+ 11. Nc3 Qxd4) 8… Nb4 9. Na3 Bc5 10. Be2 Re8 11. Kf1 Qe7

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  1. Hey Gotham, would love more How to win at Chess vids.

  2. Gothamchess Wich one of your courses have the portuguese gambit in it?

  3. Gonna do a school chess tourney Friday wish me luck.

  4. Levy, can you make a video on where to get Stockfish, how to use it to learn and how to input the moves you put in the description and learn. Thank you.

  5. Sometimes I feel the urge to slap you in the face….but props on the good content.

  6. Dude, you are that kind of guy that's a really good friend and always feel good around you. Just looking at your courses changes my day. in a good way. Keep it going my friend

  7. I will try it when I face e4! Also because I'm Portuguese ahhhahha

  8. If I'm black and white hasn't developed a piece in the first four moves, I better win.

  9. Wherever I hear about new openings, I love to hear a bit about "good play" from the opponent. From this and the Stafford, I have to go online and find other resources to learn the refutations. It's really ok to show both sides =)

  10. "Sometimes you have to play chess" is the perfect line for those beginners who want to find some "win in 1 move" opening. Absolutely raw line

  11. Latvian gambit is really interesting as well

  12. Perfect timing, recently I was preparing against the Scandinavian and checked Smerdon's book. He covered the Portuguese Gambit, so I studied its refutation. After f3 Bf4, g4! is the way to go. If you're an intermediate or advanced player, I recommend to analyze this move before adding this opening to your repertoire. Keep grinding, love. ✌🏼

  13. I would definitely hire your chess trainer and I would definitely FIRE your barber.

  14. That's actually an insane strat most people do e4 so that works real well

  15. pleaseeeee do the spanish of an opening video

  16. My win rate with this opening is through the roof since this video came out

  17. Man love your chess classes i do learn alot! But whats going on with that hair!? Go for afro

  18. Just checked and I've played Portuguese over 6000 times on cdotc. I love that you love the Portuguese.

  19. Frankly speaking, I do not enjoy my position against Scandinavian as I'm white, so that I play after 1… D5 – 2. D4 😃

  20. Thanks Levy. This video has added more method to my collection. I came to leave a comment immediately after destroying an opponent 3-0. Two wins I played black and I employed this technique. It went exactly as your video prepared me for. For those wondering, I'm a 2000 rated player on Lichess. I just want to say thanks. There are hundreds of masters out there. Some may even be better at chess than you, but you, Levi and Eric Rosen are my favorite. You teach good technique and Eric Rosen teach tricks. What a combination! Please teach advance opening and techniques so I can further improve



  23. bro it isn't the bongcloud i want to unsubscribe!!1 you are now canceled

  24. at 8:04 you say Nf6 but black can play D5 with a fork, bad advice levy bad advice.

  25. Ok is no one gonna talk about how he named the opponent “Random Noob” xD great videos! I am a beginner and this helps a lot

  26. you good in chess but you idiet, i hate you and your ogly face

  27. He looks like the long lost brother of the "Da Vinki" twins.

  28. I find it interesting that after I've watched 50 of these I accidentally get checkmates more easily

  29. What if they push the first pawn not take the black pawn….?

  30. What website are you on in this video?

  31. 8:10 why would white move Ne2 instead of d5 and fork the bishop and the knight?

  32. I'm waiting for a low elo Gotham sub that became IM or GM because of Levy's teachings. And then he/she beats Levy at his own repertoire of teachings.

  33. I played scandinavian defense for like 10 years, online nearly nobody knew about it (at my level of course) so I had a big hedge when I was playing black. I did not play during covid. I started playing again not so long ago, and I don't have an edge anymore as everybody is prepared for scandinavian defense. STOP TEACHING CHESS TO PEOPLE

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