The BEST Beginner Chess Opening

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0:00 Intro
1:20 The Moves
9:52 Game 1
16:15 Game 2

Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 (3… Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. cxd4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3) (3… d5 4. Qa4 dxe4 (4… Bd7 5. exd5 Nd4 6. Qd1 Nxf3+ 7. Qxf3) (4… f6 5. Bb5 Ne7 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. d4) 5. Nxe5 Bd7 6. Nxd7 Qxd7 7. Qxe4+) 4. d4 exd4 (4… Nxe4 5. d5 Ne7 6. Nxe5 d6 7. Bb5+ c6 8. dxc6 bxc6 (8… Qb6 9. cxb7+ Kd8 10. Nxf7+ Kc7 11. bxa8=N+) 9. Nxc6 Nxc6 10. Bxc6+ Bd7 11. Bxe4) 5. e5 Nd5 (5… Qe7 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bb5) 6. Qb3 Nb6 7. cxd4

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900 Comments

  1. Levy is a fisherman, his thumbnails the bait, and we are the stock fish.

  2. My favorite videos from Levi are Guess the ELO, opening videos, and videos with live gameplay (either Levi or others playing). I'm glad we are getting some this week 🙂

  3. i watched this 5 times and now i'm studying for the gm norm

  4. 2:07 Stockfish recommends the move 7. d5, but it's an inaccuracy. Which it recognizes once the move Nxe4 is played by black (e5 is best after going back and re-evaluating). Almost everyone bellow 1300 elo will take the hanging knight on c6 with a pawn or put the bishop on d2.

    Pawn takes: 7. d5 Nxe4 8. dxc6 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bxc3+ 10. Bd2 Bxa1 11. Qxa1 {+0.25}
    Bishop to d2: 7. d5 Nxe4 8. Bd2 Nxd2 9. Qxd2 Ne7 {-0.56}

    Just wanted to point it out since I know a lot of people take these videos as gospel, but you should do your own research and play on the analysis board if you really want to learn.

  5. i watched this and 500 elo did indeed came true, I became 500 elo 😀

  6. "Some of you will find a way to lose this game with white" 75% of the games i lose i'm +10 and lose on time. So yeah, i can DEFINITELY see that happening.

  7. What to do if he plays pawn f6 instead of d6

  8. If my opponents were as bad as you I'd get +500 elo easily

  9. Well, you just forgot to mention some critical lines in the 3…Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 variation, like 5…Ne7 6.Nxe5 Ng6, or even the so called Fraser Variation with 5…Bc5 6.dxc6 Bxf2+ 7.Ke2 Bb6 with complete chaos.

  10. To anyone looking to crush the ponziani (its pretty rare, but you might want to have a pet line anyway) – the Vukovic Gambit:
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5 6. dxc6 Bxf2+ 7. Ke2 Bb6 8. Qd5 Nf2 9. cxb7 Bxb7 10. Qxb7 Nxh1
    A completely wild position where black has a rook and 2 pawns for a knight and a bishop. The line is relatively forced, but you should still do your own research on some of the alternative moves based on what people in your rating class are playing.

  11. Thank you! Can’t wait for every one of my opponents to use this opening against me!

  12. false advertisement please beware i lost 200 elo

  13. I watched the video 4 times now i am the highest rated player of all time

  14. So You have learned your lesson – Human

  15. Levy. At this point you're so famous that if I have watched your videos, it means everyone has watched them too. 😢😢

  16. Levy we dont want to gain elo, we want to watch noob games

  17. I played the ponziani without even knowing it

  18. Yet another clickbait video by Yell-am Chess to get free views from his 11 year old audience

  19. clickbait youtuber always in my recommend section how u break algorithmn???

  20. i will watchi it 6 times to be good as magnus

  21. You made a mistake at rund about 7:20, befassen you have to take a passent if you can that is an inoffical rule you know

  22. I hope Magnus Carlson doesn't watch this video

  23. I just played a game with exactly one of the lines.

  24. I hate you because of you I can't play this and destroy people 😭😡

  25. Don't show this video to Magnus, we don't need people with 3000+ rating right now

  26. Thanks for making a video about this. This is one of my favorite openings to play. Its pretty reputable from my experience and there are a lot of ways black can go wrong very fast.

  27. Wow, you really helped Magnus go over 3k elo

  28. Kinda annoyed you made this video, because now everyone is gonna know how to counter an opening a play a lot. Thanks a lot Gotham. (It’s fine, I love the content)

  29. Thanks Levy, I was stuck at 800 elo, now I’m 300

  30. What if I enter a game with Magnus, pls show me a trap that'll work on him

  31. Levy what have you done!? Magnus watched this, gained 500 elo and now he's an unstoppable robot!

  32. I literally watched the Rosen Ponziani video just before this one. I’m really glad you made this, cuz I’m trying Ponziani out rn and it’s working well

  33. Instead of teaching learn how to play like an IM of your rating brother be eligible of your job

  34. Does anyone else feel good when you notice a move before Gotham calls it out ?😂😂
    No. Just me. 😢😢OK

  35. As a 430, i have not yet watched this video but i imagine I'll forever be stuck at this rating

  36. If you get enough of your friends and family to play this opening so you can gain more and more ELO, you'd be participating in a Ponziani Scheme.

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