Your opponent just played their FIRST move against you and it’s 1.e4. What is the best way to counter it? James Canty is back and he’s put together a tier list of the BEST to WORST opening chess moves to play vs. e4 so that you never get caught unprepared again!
0:00 – Intro
0:27 – O’Neill Gambit
0:39 – Duras Gambit
1:16 – Barnes Defense
2:07 – Ware Defense
3:02 – Goldsmith Defense
4:07 – Carr Defense
4:48 – Adams Defense
6:08 – Lemming Defense
6:41 – Borg Defense
7:44 – St. George Defense
8:54 – Owen’s Defense
10:39 – Nimzowitsch Defense
11:59 – Alekhine’s Defense
13:24 – Scandinavian Defense
13:39 – Modern Defense
14:59 – Pirc Defense
16:34 – French Defense
17:59 – Caro-Kann Defense
19:44 – King’s Gambit
20:39 – Sicilian Defense
23:14 – Full List
23:19 – Outro
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Make a video about the anderssen opening please
Make the same video on d4 too🎉🎉
20:56 Hey! its not kings gambit! Its the kings pawn game
Make for 1.d4 awesome video
Canty's energy is contagious!
I actually like french better than caro prolly because it was the first opening i ever learnt as black
No kid is going to understand seeing static when you pause a video, they think vhs is a k-pop band.
very good explained
ОМАРИЕВ НЕ ОДОБРЯЕТ!!! В СМЫСЛЕ ГРОБ ПЛОХОЙ ДЕБЮТ???
ПС. Русскоязычные, поставьте пожалуйста лайк, чтобы иностранцы подумали что туту что-то интересное)
French Defense 🤮
I'm actually terrified upon encountering the Scandi, because I know I'm staring across the board at a madman.
I need this video for responses to d4!!!!
This video is so funny, Canty is amazing!
f6 is painful to even look at
you really rate Alekhine higher than Nimzo?! wtf
E4 D5 D5 C6 🔥
Canty my man 😊
0:44 As a Duras gambit enjoyer, he underestimated the power of Duras Gambit too much.
Glad to see the Karpov vs Miles game was included. One of my favorites!
I once beat a 2100 on lichess by playing the ware defence, a lot of players struggle in unique pawn structures
I’m named after the worst 1. E4 reply. Great! Cheers Canty.
James had too much fun with these puns I love it
That was a good chess lesson
Please make one for d4!! This is such a great video format!!!
I'm a e6 b6 dude. I love this type of slightly passive but ultra solid structures, especially when it can lead to a close position.
3:05 Goldsmith is a great guy (who played 1…h5 against Spassky in a simul and against Benko in a blitz game) and a great opening. It's main idea is basically just a weird delayed Scandi with 3…c6. It is embarrasing that it has classified as a bottom tier opening.
Pls do one for d4
Alyokhin in russian
This dude is ruthless 😂❤ I love it
Who doesn’t like the brog
Great video, would love one for d4
20:51 bro thats not the King's Gambit 💀
Bro forgot the polish