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  • 4 months ago

    BlinkyP

    Clearly explained, exactly what you need when being introduced to different openings.

  • 16 months ago

    AMarNYC

    The best opening video I've seen so far!  Very clear and engaging.  Thank you!

  • 19 months ago

    salsagoth

    I just played black in the Italian in the version where  white goes c3 on 4th move.    I'm seeing my mistakes in the opening.  Thanks for this video.

  • 2 years ago

    erbon

    I'm a beginner so this explanations are extremely illustrative. Thanks.

  • 2 years ago

    HankHill12345

    I don't have a membership and I didn't see the whole video, but from what I've seen so far, when you explain how 6.Bg5 is a bad move because of 6...h6, what if white just captures the knight? If black does 7...Qxf6 then white will just do Nd5, forking the queen c7, which forces the queen back to d8 and gains tempo, and if black does 7...gxf6 he has doubled pawns.

  • 2 years ago

    MarkmitK

    Dear FM Lilov,

    thank you very much for this superb video. Your teaching style, which is succinct but still easy to follow for a total beginner like me, makes it a real pleasure to study.

    I use your lecture together with the game explorer to get a better idea how the theory has been applied in practice.

    Just wanted to voice my appreciation.

    Mark

  • 2 years ago

    Musikamole

    Excellent teaching style. Good work!

  • 2 years ago

    xthread

    I am watching this over and over.

  • 2 years ago

    smariobros

    Very good, as beginner I usually open with the italian game, but I personally think that the max lange attack or evens gambit is better than gioco piano Laughing

  • 2 years ago

    mevans86

    Rugen,

    Have you seen IM Rensch's "Everything you need to know" series? Those are quality introductory videos. While I agree that intro opening videos are generally missing on chess.com (Scotch game, please :D), the site is now teeming with good middlegame vids.

    Thanks Valeri for this awesome intro to the Italian game!

  • 2 years ago

    yossilonke

    I don't know if I am a beginner or not, but I thought this video never goes futrher than a move and half (on average) forward in analysis. So when he says "this is bad for black", you don't really know why, and there are no convincing proofs for most of his assertions. All in all, it merely glosses over very many options without really analyzing much. 

  • 2 years ago

    shahrir

    easy to follow

  • 2 years ago

    chcri

    Iḿ beginner and i thought that this video is really instructive and clear. A good option to count with. It will be an opening of my repertory. Incredibable video of the best chess site!

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Although quite basic for my level I really enjoyed this lecture - relearning the fundamentals of an opening is always good for future practice - I would like to see some other openings covered in the same format such as QGD+QGA or other queen pawn openings, and maybe some Indian defences... I found it easy to absorb the content of this lesson, good work FM Lilov I look forward to the rest of the series

  • 2 years ago

    jayried90

    This videos shown is really helpful for the beginers, but I really sure if you do for a sicilian opening  much deeper instructive and penetrate the depends of opponent...

  • 2 years ago

    CB-39

    Very instructive, great delivery and the best I have seen on the Italian Game..

    Really looking foward to the rest of the series.

    We have found a great instructor here!

  • 2 years ago

    dzindzifan

    Very nice video overview of main ideas for white.  It's not just for beginners and I got a lot out of the d3 line which I wasn't too familar with since I grew up with the c3 lines mainly.  Noticed Carlson playing the d3 lines so ... that says enough for how sound this is.

  • 2 years ago

    whspon

    Excellent video on the Italian opening.  I will use the your motifs when teaching to beginners.  Thanks

  • 2 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Wow! Excellent video for beginners. I need to watch this one again soon. 

  • 2 years ago

    Astrophysicist11

    why cant knight on c6 take d4?

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