The Opening Mistake You’re Probably Making in Chess

Discover the common opening mistake in chess that can lead to Chess Traps and a hard game! Many players, both novice and intermediate, are prone to making this blunder, significantly increasing their opponent’s winrate. In this video, we dive deep into the intricacies of this error, showing you the Chess Traps you may inadvertently set for yourself, resulting in a Free Queen for your adversary.

If you’ve ever wondered why some games seem to tilt in favor of your opponent from the get-go, it could very well be due to this prevalent opening mistake. With a high winrate associated with these Chess Traps, you’ll want to ensure you avoid them at all costs. By understanding and recognizing this mistake, you can prevent falling for the bait and instead, set up your own Chess Traps leading to a Free Queen for yourself!

By the end of this video, you’ll not only be well-equipped to dodge this dangerous error but also to capitalize on it when your opponent makes the slip. Don’t let your games be determined by early-game pitfalls. Increase your chess high winrate, safeguard your Queen, and master the art of turning the tables on your opponent.

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0:00 Intro, Basic principles and Ideas
2:56 Main Line (5. Nxe4)
3:42 Main Line Option 1 (6. Bb5)
11:15 Main Line Option 2 (6. Bxd5)
13:36 Main Line Option 3 (6. Bd3)
16:26 Line 2 (5. Bxf7)
21:00 Outro

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170 Comments

  1. I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

  2. Don't do it!…and then Magnus Carlsen do it and he wins😁😄

  3. now to figure out how to remember all of this

  4. Played as Italian opening which is Pawn e4, knight f4, bishop c4 will work. Ruy Lopez the bishop threatens the knight it’s just classical chess it works perfectly if understand the opening isn’t always the most important it’s the middle game and end game if you understand how people attack your position than adjust and attack their position

  5. You’re so wordy. Who cares how the position is arrived, and what the normal black reaction is. Just show the way to punish

  6. This was very well explained but also extremely complex for me, i'll have to rewatch this for sure since i find myself in that position quite often

  7. This “nice pin” you speak of with the knight pinned to the queen, I rarely see happen because my opponents Alesia move the queen after the pin

  8. What would be the correct move instead of bishop out

  9. I don't get it that's a prime fried liver attack😊

  10. This was very interesting to watch. Great content, delivered well.

  11. How to use your oppent's pieces to your advantage: Just let them sit there.

  12. It's not a fking mistake not taking the pawn. Stockfish 16 says it's 0.0 after the exchange, so it's not a big deal. 0.0 vs -0.1… wow, big mistake indeed… beginners should focus on other things, not useless schemes like this.

  13. Bir Ac3 hamlesi nelere mal oldu. Demek ki açılışı bilmiyorsan rastgele oynamayacaksın.

  14. Let's not exaggerate the effectiveness of 4…Nxe4. The move is fine, but newbies may get the impression that they should be checkmating their opponent by move 15, and that's not likely to happen. In fact, the position after 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Bd3 dxe4 7. Bxe4 Bd6 8. O-O O-O is pretty even. After a few more moves, newbies are going to wonder why they aren't crushing their opponent when they've actually done nothing wrong.

    You can't say 4. Bc4 in the Four Knights is a blunder. (This isn't the only YouTube site that does this.) The move isn't bad. It's just an insipid developing move, and moves like that are fine when you're starting out.

  15. Salve GM Evandro! Com certeza vais amar a cidade de Praga, é lindíssima!

  16. White can punish. After knight takes pawn.. White takes kings pawn check.. then capture's black knight.. 👍

  17. got to see an amazing game very interesting

  18. Nice channel and you don't talk to fast.

  19. 1 e4 e5 2 kf3 Kf6 3 Kce Kc6 4 Bc4 Kxe4 5 Bxf7+ Kxf7 6 Kxe4….

  20. Nice analysis, I like how you explain things in a concise and simple manner, which is very helpful for a noob like me. Subbed 🙂

  21. Awesome video! Thanks for sharing this knowledge! 😊

  22. This opening is not a mistake, Bd3 lines are totally fine. The mistakes are elsewhere, not in Bc4 (or Kc3 in two knight defense).

  23. If it is a mistake, why don't you explain what the best move is, then?

  24. Chess is a dead 💀 god Caissa ⚘🌚👍Rest in the good news ⚘ Okay bye

  25. Thats my opening but i put push the pawn to protect the bishop afther that

  26. and sometimes i push the queen pawn instead of the king pawn

  27. I don't hate this for white. Bxf7+ and then take the knight. Black can't castle.

  28. Played as Italian opening which is Pawn e4, knight f4, bishop c4 will work. Ruy Lopez the bishop threatens the knight it’s just classical chess it works perfectly if understand the opening isn’t always the most important it’s the middle game and end game if you understand how people attack your position than adjust and attack their position

  29. The moral seems to be not to put an Italian in front of a horse

  30. After Black plays .. dxe4, White should play Bd3 – game is relatively even at that point. Engine confirms.

  31. idk the more of these videos i watch the dumber i get

  32. Does this guy have another channel? I recognise his voice from somewhere

  33. Brother TQ u soo much ur all moves use full

  34. He doesn't use his pawns enough thats the difference 🤷🏾‍♂️i would block all theses moves by simply pushing my pawns

  35. For me sound and picture is not sync! Is it just me?

  36. The same maneuver works if you play the Pirc. It’s just recommended to castle first with black and the next move, to take on e4. If white chose the Austrian attack, the pawn formation is shattered and black fully equalized.

  37. The main line ends up equal so not actually a mistake for white if he continues correctly, i.e. capture the knight then Bd3.

  38. Interesting,but as the video moves on,it gest more and more confusing,and by the end,you don't know why the bishop on C4 is a wrong move in the opening…Especially if you're in the spanish Ruy Lopez game or the fried liver attack….

  39. Are you really 3000 i thought only one person on this planet was that high.

  40. Sorry, aber Bundesverfassungsgericht und Bundesverwaltunggericht muß man schon auseinander halten. Das erstere sitzt in Karlsruhe und das letztere in Leipzig. Im vorliegenden Beitrag meint der Autor das Bundesverwalrungsgericht in Leipzig. 🙂

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