I’m looking to get better at chess, and I know that I have a ton of things to work on. One of those things is my knowledge of opening and early middle game patterns that occur in openings I play. I had been playing the Scotch game and Scotch Gambit for a while, but, recently, I’ve gone back to the Italian Game. I never really learned enough about it before moving away from it (I was just curious to try different openings, mainly).
So, as I begin to study this opening through books and other resources, I’d like to share some of the key points that I learn for both the White and Black sides. For the first video, I look at a move that you have probably made before, but might not know why. At least, I didn’t realize how bad all of the other options were for Black until I looked at this in detail.
If you want to see some cool games with the variations showed in this video, I highly recommend the book Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev.
Anyway, back to the current video series. The first video is below and deals with one of the most common positions in the Italian game. The screenshot shows the position first, and the video is below:
Hope you like it, and stay tuned for others to come!