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77 Comments

  1. imagine theres a opening name the German attack lol

  2. During a French defense, I personally prefer to play C5 after White plays D4.

  3. Is chigorin (Qe2) really ridiculous
    The computer gives it a fine equal game and it's a quite easy game for white after entering a strange kind of scicilian

    I would love to see more video about this Qe2 cause it's a bit of a secret line in the French

  4. After this video i will return to the french defenxe, thank you

  5. Just had a guy play Qf3 second move and now I'm confused 😂😂😂😂

  6. So much heard about french defense but never really understood.
    This guy know how to explain

  7. I always play with a friend of mine and he plays agressively and I know he'll take that pawn on d5,what do I do?

  8. What I do if white take C5 pawn as soon as a move it

  9. You actually asked our favorite musical genre!!?? Im a post rock fanatic. Guitar based experimental music. Im not looking for virtuosity necessarily. Good instrumental storytelling works for me. Enjoy your day

  10. Bro – what did you do that Youtube started to shadow ban you? You literally disappeared from my feeds till now.

  11. 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 { C02 French Defense: Advance Variation, Nimzowitsch System } Nc6 5. Bd3 Bd7 6. O-O Nge7 7. Re1 Ng6 8. c3 Rc8 9. Nbd2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nb4 11. Nf1 Nxd3 12. Qxd3 a6 13. h3 Bb5 14. Qe3 Bb4 15. Bd2 Qe7 16. g4 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 Nh4 18. N3h2 O-O 19. Ne3 Ng6 20. Ng2 Rc7 21. g5 Rfc8 22. Rac1 Rc4 23. b3 R4c6 24. Rxc6 Bxc6 25. h4 Nf8 26. Rc1 Qa3 27. h5 g6 28. Ng4 Nd7 29. Nf6+ Nxf6 30. gxf6 Qf8 31. Rc3 Bd7 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Rh3 matt 1-0

  12. Good explainartion from u Master. I m elo brlow 1500

  13. I been using french defense the whole time!!

  14. How to play french defense:

    I resign 💀

  15. Basically nerfed caro when you block the bishop on 1st move & opponent generally has advantage from opening

  16. 1. e4 e6 2. d3 { C00 French Defense: King's Indian Attack } d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. dxe4 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Qc2 b6 7. h3 Bb7 8. Ngf3 Qc7 9. Be2 O-O-O 10. a4 g6 11. a5 Nxa5 12. Rxa5 bxa5 13. O-O Ne7 14. Nc4 Nc6 15. Qa4 f6 16. e5 Be7 17. exf6 Bxf6 18. Ng5 Rhe8 19. Bg4 Bxg5 20. Bxg5 Rd5 21. Bf4 Qxf4 22. Nb6+ axb6 23. Qxf4 Kd7 24. Qf7+ Re7 25. Bxe6+ Kd8 26. Qf8+ Kc7 27. Bxd5 { Black resigns. } 1-0

  17. 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 { C10 French Defense: Rubinstein Variation } 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Be7 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. c3 Bd7 8. O-O h5 9. Neg5 Nd5 10. Re1 f6 11. Bg6+ Kf8 12. Nf7 Qe8 13. Nxh8 Qd8 14. Nh4 Be8 15. Qxh5 Bxg6 16. N8xg6+ Kf7 17. Nf4+ Kg8 18. Nxe6 Qd6 19. Ng6 Kf7 20. Nh8+ Kg8 21. Qf7+ Kxh8 22. Qxg7# { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

  18. The key is for the pawns to let the queen say 'Let them eat cake' and then leave her to be devoured by the pieces.

  19. Really solid 💯 really love the Baguette defense

  20. I always enjoyed chess, but never played seriously and thus never strategized, so I usually lost. Two weeks ago, I could never beat a rank 600 AI. But after watching your videos, and practicing the French Defense, I not only won the game, I dominated the entire time. You are a great teacher, and after I master the French Defense, I think I'll move on to the Sicilian!

  21. Thank you so much for the video, I play much better defense now! I was wondering if anybody got a tip for when white brings the bishop to support the center pawn as well? It happened to me a few times, making it so that I am not winning the trade anymore. Anyone got tips?

  22. Classical: Like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Wager: Classical is my favorite musical genre; although my musical taste is varied and eclectic.

  23. when i created an account of chess i played pretty much french defense and some other openings i cant remember the names and hit 1100 elo

  24. I assumed the french defense was just alot of running away

  25. When the french defense doesnt work Me: theres nothing we can do

  26. Banger video as always, my favourite fruit is "durian"

  27. Tip: Do not do this against a German player.

  28. Recently in January 2024, I had a tournament game against an 1811 rated player where I played the French Defense being e6, d5, c5, Nc6, Qb6 and won the game.

  29. I like Caro-Kann better.(No offence.)🤭

  30. Thanks, Levy, for another great video. You asked what else we'd like to see. I'd vote for a 10-minute opening video on the Tarrasch Defense! Thanks!

  31. @5:15

    Thank tou for the tip: "Queenside Castling".

    The "Exchange French" generally boggles my mind as do most other symetrucal positions. Usually, I just am unable to develope a plan. I like the plan of "pawn storming".

  32. What’s the difference between this and caro kann as far as set up ?

  33. All your videos are neatly categorized on Lichess which I find cool. I learned the London for white and now I'm learning an opening for black.

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