Winning with the Best Beginner Chess Opening
In this video, I play a chess game in the Ponziani Opening and achieve one of the most venomous traps.
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lol completing the development and checkmating in the very next move
IM Rosen: Finishes development, next is mate in 3 or 4. Only disappointment was he didn't get to say "…but not for me."
OK so that queen move was to sell more T-shirts… I get it…. so tempted to buy one…. even more so now.
3:18 you actually got me there XD
I love comments that are like "yeah, you may have mated, but you missed a free piece two moves earlier".
5000 views in an hour. Way to go Eric.
I want only more ponziani and Stafford videos. I’m addicted 😅
It's always good when we get more Rosen clips. Hope he goes after GM one day. You-know-what Eric, you and levy should splice in more clips of the other, the contrast between cool and excitable entertains and promotes you both, you know.
Thank you! You uploaded on youtube the record of twitch where you were watching your youtube video! Just looking forward for twitch online where you play this video and continue recursion
lmao ive just watched the gotham ponziani vid only a few hours ago
Free Knight vs up the exchange WhatToDo🤣
So many vodeos
I actually watched you play this game on lichess, I wasn't watching the stream, just the board on lichess. Very impressive game. A nice little break from the bullet games I was playing.
Eric rosen viewers know better than to take a "free" queen at this point hahaha
0:51 Love it when Eric shouts out smaller chess creators on YouTube
the reason it's gone from 3500 all the way to 68000 in 2 years is because the opening explorer was changed so that it now includes every game played on lichess, instead of just being a small sample of the higher rated games
Eric I love you
YouTubers: "Don't fall for this trap"
>amount of people falling for the trap increases a ton
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Seriously though, it's probably because being made aware of this trap means they can use it against others if they get the opportunity.
For the last year you have made me fall in love in chess. Am 18 and in a university so i needed something to use my time on other than school which didn't waste my time.
THANKS ERIC. Good luck on the GM title.
Hey Eric, how are you enjoying your job as YouTuber /photographer etc
Didn't take the queen?!?cant watch after that.
Just looking at Eric’s face after each trap he has set up is so precious.
This game was a minefield. GG
I laughed so much at the oh no, my queen moment
Eric is always clutch in making me lose sleep
So 3300 two years ago and I’m one of almost 64000 since who played it.
I hope some day I'll play Eric and get calmly crushed by him like this
love the contrast with levy
Always thrilled with myself when I actually see the threat behind your queen "hangs." Saw it today. Felt good man.
The Painziani opening trap explained by sensei Eric . Nice cameo by dear friend Levy . 😁
Every time Eric uploads: Oh no my free time!
Someone call an ambulance🤣🤣very funny
Please like my comment Eric, first of 10 to comment
Clips with Levi are awesome
its always such a clash between your content and levy's, yours is calm and relaxing, levi is over there idk, going insane or something
I love drinking tea and playing Chess because of your channel.
i love u Eric
5:35 Eric missed a fork of rook and king if he would have played pawn to c4
3:17 black knew about the most basic rule of chess: If you take Eric's queen, you lose. Top tier acting!
Eric, oh god XD what a hilarious person you are!!! I always wait for your videos, and i watch them more for your sense of humour haha!! Thanks for such great videos, always giving me a good laugh 😀
Move 25 you had c4! Great video btw, I must practice this trap
rule #1 never take eric rosen’s queen
now if black go for Bxc4 in move no. 16 and white moves Re8 is it a checkmate ?
Damn that 1500 was pretty good at spotting some of the traps. Saw your ONMQ which I wasn't expecting.
"Being up material is only good if you pieces can exert dominance."
And what is good when your pieces can't exert dominance?
5:35 he missed c4
My chess openings repertoire is really lacking since I'm just a casual player. As white, mainly Italian opening, Evan's gambit, Vienna and Italian game. As black, basically just the Caro-Kann only, all three major variations (advance, exchange, kaprov) and a little bit of slav. I need to just take an entire weekend and study more openings.
I was "studying" the ponziani on lichess but I couldn't get a game where I could play it. Just finally got a game with it and they played into a trap. AWESOME 😎👍