The King's Pawn Opening - An Overview

The King's Pawn Opening - An Overview

NM BlakeyBChess

A lot of people begin their study of chess openings by diving right into complex variations, seeking to emulate the Grandmasters they admire.

Inevitably, this leads to confusion. 

You'll hear disgruntled beginners complaining about how they didn't realize that chess was just a "memorization contest" all the time...because they were never taught a high-level-overview of opening theory before diving into its complexities.

Today, I want to offer a high-level-overview of the King's Pawn Opening to help understand all of black's choices from a conceptual lens.

Watch the video below and enjoy - and please don't forget to sign up on so you never miss new content! It only takes a few seconds, and I'll send you a free "Move by Move Guide to Chess Thinking" when you join.