In today’s post, I would like to present a video that will interest many chess players who struggle with their opening repertoire as black or just need an easier and simple to follow setup to get a good position out of the opening. In my latest post, I covered a very innovative variation in the main line of Ruy Lopez for black. Nevertheless, it only works after 1.e4 and I suspect many of you still wonder how to play against 1.d4 and 1.Nf3. The typical answer of many strong players is just to develop fast and avoid any complications. Yet, without a proper understanding of the positional ideas, that can easily prove a difficult task. In the present video, you will find some useful ideas and easy to follow plans on how to handle 1.d4 and 1.Nf3 as black. Enjoy!
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