Top 4 Chess Opening MISTAKES After 1.e4

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the 4 most common chess opening mistakes that millions of chess players keep making without even realizing that they are doing it wrong.

First of all, let’s make sure that you are not making these mistakes after 1.e4 as White, and secondly, you will learn how to punish your opponents when they make these opening errors.

These mistakes are extremely common in below 1600 rating level, but even higher rated chess players often make these mistakes and fall for these traps. These mistakes happen after the most common opening moves (in the Italian Game): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6.

► Chapters

00:00 4 Most Common Chess Opening Mistakes
00:25 Mistake in the Italian Game opening
01:46 Mistake-1: 4.Nc3, Four Knights Game
03:37 Mistake-2 in Two Knights Defense
04:25 3 out of these 4 moves are wrong
05:11 Mistake-2: 6.h3 preventing Bg4
08:38 If White tries to prevent g4
10:46 Mistake-3: 6.Nc3
14:34 What is the correct move for White?
15:17 Mistake-4: 6.Bg5

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  1. 1:51 At this point what if white plays knight to g5 instead of the other knight to c3 threatening to fork your queen and rook? How do you respond? There is no good way to prevent that.

  2. I like this episode, WAY better than opening tricks imo.

  3. Playing white d4 then how to counter black opening with e5?

  4. Lol well I definitely get caught by this. I will have to watch this a few more times.

  5. But after D5 in the first game you should go Bd3 instead and keep the bishop

  6. thank you for your free tutorial to improve one's skill.

  7. Wish i could super love this video
    Very much feel you hit the nail on the head with what most people are missing

  8. At 7:54, the obvious move for a beginner would be fir the white night to take the black night and put the king in check, stuttering the black attack. How would the black player turn advantage back to their favour?

  9. Your cat is not paying attention. He might make those mistakes!

  10. After h3 g5, what's wrong with g4?

    This seems best way to stop the pawn, even though it messes up the structure. Is this salvageable? Black can get the open file by sacrificing a bishop for a pawn (probably 2) but that might give opportunity to get the white queen involved in time to stop the black queen?

  11. Beautiful, but if you play e5 and Nc6, you'll just get Ruy Lopezed almost all the time. You can't count on Bc4.

  12. 4.Nc3, Nxe4 5. Bxf7 and Black gives up castling?

  13. I would go with white bishop take pawn with check on king if he will take it I will go with knight and check again

  14. At 9min46sec what if white advances the pawn further to f5 to attack blacks knight and pawn?

  15. Thanks men…. You're smart.
    You studying error??

  16. You teach it as a tree diagram, it made me to understand easily.keep it up. Thanks for free tutorials. I am from india. Happy to see you.

  17. These videos are excellent. From a rookie, thank you!

  18. Thank you. Goes a bit too fast for me but will watch several times.

  19. tried that King-side attack from Black several times before giving it up. They never go into the lines here. (But I have gotten some great ideas from this channel.)

  20. Iv been watching so many of your videos as much as I learn from them! But I often wonder. The reason I started playing chess was to sharpen my thinking. But listening to other peoples idea my gameshave become all about winning rather than sharpening my mind. Now I feel like im running a script!

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  22. Hi, great teaching!

    But please can you put the link to the related videos you’ve mentioned in the description so I can easily move forward to the said video?

    Thank you.

  23. The cat in background is sleeping so peacefully 😍

  24. at 3:44 i played many times Nc3 ..and if they take in center the pawn with pony and then try to fork .. i take on f7 with bishop and ruin black castle then take the pony

  25. I always do it because the machine told me to do it once and I remember the positions, but never understood the reason. Thanks this was clear and easy even to a low level like me.

  26. Milllions of thanks for these lessons. They are really magnificent.

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