Punishing 3 Most Common Chess Opening MISTAKES After 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 3 most common chess opening mistakes after 1.e4. These mistakes were made in over 4 million games, so you definitely need to know how to punish them.

These mistakes happen in the most common opening moves in amateur and club level players, which are 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6, arriving at the Two Knights Defense. The errors made by most players happen in this variation, and the Fried Liver Attack where White plays 4.Ng5, and also in the Italian Variation of the Four Knights Game which happens after White plays 4.Nc3.

Watch this video lesson so that you don’t make these opening mistakes yourself, and you also know how to punish your opponents when they play them.

► Chapters

00:00 Top 3 Chess Opening Mistakes After 1.e4
00:56 Mistake-1: Two Knights Defense
02:18 Completely destroying White’s position
04:24 Mistake-2: Four Knights Game: Italian Variation
07:37 Most chess players make this mistake
08:29 Mistake-3: Fried Liver Attack
10:01 “Call an ambulance, but not for me”
10:54 White’s correct response

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  1. After queen h4…..they don't castle, rather they play the move g3….attacking yo queen…..then what do you do next in that situation?

  2. Hi. Im happy to see the new video 🙂

  3. After RF8 N CAN GIVE D3+ and maybe here game can Finnish… with Q×F8#

  4. I would love to see a video on pawn endgame, I'm making so many opposition mistakes and losing a drawn position. (1400 player)

  5. in 2nd mistake after black Nxe4 if white Bxf7 bthen it wil be bed for black

  6. Sir can you name me this application i want these chess peices plz teell repaly

  7. IIgor, where is your Cat? We whant to see it in behind

  8. At 9:32 if opposition play the pawn at g3 towards our queen then….

  9. That moment when you realize your enemy is also watching this😆

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  11. Its strange but when you say the word ' RESPOND' I swear you sound exactly like how Gary Kasporov says it. Its uncanny!!!!

  12. You can't believe that but it realy worked out like the magic

  13. what if White pushes pawn to d3 on 01:57 ? should I retreat the Knight at Nc5 and then Ne6 to protect the Fried Liver attack?

  14. Thank you for the explanation on how to counter the fried liver. Those attacks used to really freak me out until I learned about Queen H4

  15. What if after fried lever attack, bishop takes the pawn and not knight?

  16. If rather than castling after the the black queen comes to h4 white moves the queen to f3 it looks totally winning to me.

  17. Finally this hated position, Its so insanely boring! I am surely gonna study out myself of this cheme

  18. Good to know! I play the Italian myself and avoid the risks of Ng5 using d3, but once in a while I like to mix stuff up

  19. The only line of interest here is the first one with 4.0-0?, instead after 4.Nc3 after he wastes time on something suboptimal he admits 4….Nxd4 5.Nxd4 d5 6.Bd3 is perfectly playable, and after 4.Ng5 Nxe4 is trash

  20. Sir on position white is winning by checking knight to e5.

  21. I don't see how Ng5 (Fried liver Attack) is a mistake (or a top 3 error) after watching this video. Did I miss something?

    I looked at 4 … Nxe4 for Black in response to the Fried Liver Attack, thinking it was an error for White in this video trying the Fried liver Attack in the first place, hoping this was a Bust to the Fried Liver, because of the developing double attacking move of d5! – but, the 4 … Nxe4 move seems like an incorrect recommendation, after White's correct response leading to a better position for White instead of a defense for Black, because of the mentioned line: 5. Bxf7+ (not Nxe4, not Nxf7) Ke7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bb3 d5, which according to Stockfish Analysis is a +2.0 position for White.

  22. I'm a 1300 rated online player. This video makes it looks so easy playing chess.

  23. At 5:00 he says N-c3 is a mistake because Black can play Nxe4. What if White plays Bxf7+? Kxf7 (losing castling) and White plays Nxe4.

  24. I've been following your videos for a long time and I must say they are fantastic. I think that sooner or later I'll have to pay back by buying one of your chess courses😁

  25. I watched gotham chess. He may be a good player but bot a good teacher but you are a both

  26. I wonder at 09:45, you said “Definitely” white will take the Knight with the Castle LOL 😂. but it’s not necessary the case, how about if white moving the Queen to e1? What’s the correct response then?
    I can’t see how this position benefits black lol

  27. I think I might temporarily go back to e4 e5 as black at some point to improve my tactics.

  28. ► Chapters

    00:00 Top 3 Chess Opening Mistakes After 1.e4

    00:56 Mistake-1: Two Knights Defense

    02:18 Completely destroying White's position

    04:24 Mistake-2: Four Knights Game: Italian Variation

    07:37 Most chess players make this mistake

    08:29 Mistake-3: Fried Liver Attack

    10:01 "Call an ambulance, but not for me"

    10:54 White's correct response

  29. Hello Sir, Make endgame strategy and videos.

  30. Love your videos but are you ill? You sound like you've got a rough cold go easy on yourself brother

  31. Thanks a lot Igor for another so Great Chessvideo! 😊♟

  32. what about if white realizes pawn fork is coming and sacs his bihsop with check, that happens often, who is better then. material is even.

  33. It is very fascinating. You play exactly same moves to all 3 white approaching.

  34. At 4:06, why would Black capture the knight with its queen first? If Black captures with its Bishop, it gets an extra piece.

  35. Thank you, I have been playing for almost a month, I’m at 1600 max rating puzzles and training myself more.

    Thank you.

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  36. Lmao, so is the Italian Game just an outdated opening for White in the hyper-modern era? Looking along the lines of the Philidor with how many counters presented 😂😂

  37. I got scared when you mentioned the fried liver attack,but its actually just when you play some line

  38. Thank you Igor, can you believe that some people say that you are a fake, i continually argue with them that they don't know what they are talking about, but it still hurts what they say!.I think you are a born Chess teacher, your explanation are top notch from my point of view!

  39. Your videos are captivating and bring nice ideas, but only in case opponent is cooperating. I tried multiple of your opening weird lines in blitz which you said are surprisingly sound and quickly got into troubles, as in real play almost no opponent played anticipated moves. Great example is Nf3 d5 e4 line. I played maybe 20 games with it and got into lines you explain just maybe twice. Here in this i also see multiple holes, where perfectly natural moves by opponent lead to troublesome position for black.

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