How to play the opening for all rating levels, Part 1

You will be excited about this new blog series, because I am going to teach you what the ideas and strategies are in every chess opening! Just give me time to get to them! (I am teaching chess 70 hours per week to over 100 people).


As my video lessons course teaches, it's wise to maximize your study time and not spend countless hours on material you will rarely use! I'll show you what the basics are in these openings, then provide you with the opportunities here at go out and play them!


I will be starting thematic online tournaments for these openings and when one fills, another starts! AS noted, more opening videos and thematic tournaments will follow!

Ok, a few links:

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This first opening I cover, The Hungarian Defense, has a a thematic online event taking entries now! You must be a member of my video lessons group. To enter, click here and please read the simple rules:


Now, for a quick 20 minute video on the Hungarian Defense, 1.e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Bc4 Be7.


Direct link:

Photo was taken during first sample game of the video.


  • 3 years ago


    simply superb video sir......i hav played as white this opening many times...and wondered what to do after Be7.....and now am excited to use it as black. Thanx a lot fr this lesson sir. 

  • 3 years ago

    NM aww-rats

    sixtyfoursquares, I can't promise what I will cover next and I have other requests ahead. Eventually I intend to cover everything, but there is a method in place. My first goal is to give everyone simple to learn openings rather than the main lines with lots of divergences. I have several videos planeed and there are reasons why they need to appear first as they enhance the learning that will be presented later. I have to teach to the masses here, and right now, It's geared to maximize your study time. You learn more by playing better players, so as long as you keep using those openings, especially in online chess, you will improve your understanding of them. No one is going to jump to 2200 immediately from this video series, but everyone will gain in chess knowlede and be better prepared when they sit down at the chessboard to conduct a game.

  • 3 years ago


    Nice video; can you please go Caro Kann opening and the Kings Indian; as these are the two I play against K and Q pawn opening by white?

    I will be much obliged.

  • 3 years ago

    NM aww-rats

    DrFrank124c: the pgn for those games on my video are on the Direct You Tube link:

  • 3 years ago


    Do you have the pgn for the example games? I would really like to see them. When posting games it would be really helpful if we could go over the games offline after viewing the video. The opening you show, The Budapest Defense is very interesting!  

  • 3 years ago


    Fantastic video!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks so much Aww-Rats, openings are a really weak part of my game, and what I've been trying to work on the most these past months. This will be a great resource, and I appreciate you taking the time to do this. I've been trying c4 as white lately, although I've mostly been a d4 player for many years. I'll be tracking this topic, and let my friends/sparring partners/and beginning students know about it, so they may also gain from your experience and instruction.

  • 3 years ago


    I am ecstatic for this new video development. Looking forward to the continuation of learning and improving my game.

  • 3 years ago


    I would love one on the Chigorin

  • 3 years ago


    ALL the openings? wow. I'd love to see some videos on bishop pawn openings, those are the most fun.

  • 3 years ago


    Yay! More lessons from Aww-Rats to enjoy!

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