Italian Game for Black [20-Minute Chess Opening Crash Course]

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🔹 Learn the Italian Game in 20 Minutes [Chess Opening Crash Course] –

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov gives you a quick crash course on one of the most popular chess openings, the Italian Game (for Black), which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.

You will learn the Giuoco Piano variation after Black plays 3…Bc5, and the most common responses of White after that. You will also learn some of the key ideas, common attacking plans, and traps.

► Chapters

00:00 Italian Game For Black [Opening Crash Course]
00:40 Italian Game: Giuoco Piano 3…Bc5
02:30 1) 5.d4, Classical Variation, Center Attack
04:17 Do NOT fall for this trap!
08:43 If White covers the check with Bd2
10:02 2) 5.d3, Classical Variation, Giuoco Pianissimo
13:11 If White retreats with Bb3-Bc2
14:41 Powerful kingside attack
17:20 Attacking plan if White plays Re1
20:00 Final variation: If White stops Ng4 with h3
22:20 Popular queen trap (poisoned pawn)

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  1. Just watched your Italian Game for White Crash Course and it was SOOOO GOOD!! Thank you!

  2. Can you make a video about evans gambit accepted. That would be great

  3. I play the Italians (I am 1500-1600 in bullet) my highest winning % of ANY opening is the Jerome gambit. 71% win rate

    Unless you know the defense to the line you will likely misplay it.

  4. This is the only chess Channel i watch.

  5. It seems most people play Knight g5 before pawn c3. Would like to see a video on that.

  6. Please bring more such crash courses on scandanavian defense and London system too

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