The Most Solid Chess Opening: Berlin Defense | Best Opening Moves, Strategies, Traps & Ideas

Let’s check out the Chess Opening that most Grandmasters are playing nowadays. Even the great Magnus Carlsen plays this opening quite frequently. This opening is none other than the Berlin defense. There are various chess opening strategies, tricks, traps, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you the Basics of the Berlin Defense, which is one of the most solid openings for both white & black. The Berlin Defence opening variation can be used by black against the Ruy Lopez opening. In this video, I have covered the 2 most important lines which can be used to either draw or force a win depending on your situation. The opening moves shown in this video will help you build a strong opening repetroire & will help you win more games. You just need to follow these starting moves, practice in game situations & you will definitely improve your game. Let me know which is your favorite chess opening? I also have an interesting puzzle at the end of this video. Let’s see if you can solve that by finding the best move continuation for white.

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230 Comments

  1. Qe5
    black is forced to take
    and we will deliver checkmate with bishop on e3

  2. bishop to b6 or a7 and if he captures bishop in any way queen to e2 and then only option is to block with bishop e6 then queen takes bishop on e6 is checkmate

  3. I think for puzzle bg5 also works as if pawn takes u have qe2 check the only legal move is be6 blocks the checks to which qxe6 mate

  4. This guy actually speaks clearly and slowly enough for me to follow along. Other chess channels go a mile a minute and keep using chess theory jargon I don't understand fully. Thing is, if you know all the names of the different positions/strategies etc you probably don't need to watch videos like this. Speaking clearly and in plain language is the better move imo.

  5. This oppingens master not lam chess play Lern so master

  6. I prefer Berlin to Sicilian…just seem to play better and less cramped positionally with Berlin

  7. Queen e5 check ,fxe5, then bishop g5 is mate if dxe5,then,bc5 is mate

  8. Accept Jesus now he's coming he, s the son of god

  9. I solved that puzzle within seconds just sacrifice you queen and use your bishop to mate the king

  10. the best move for white Bg5>Pawn take bishop.> queen to take pawn forces to checkmate

  11. Bishop f7 and another bishop attack on pawn and if takes the bishop that's a stunning checkmate

  12. Brilliant bishop sacrifice then a stunning checkmate after taking pawn

  13. 3:02 in this case what if black plays pawn to d5 to save the knight?

  14. solution: –
    white Qe5
    if black blocks with Be6 then, white Qe6 is a checkmate
    if blacks captures Queen with f pawn then, white bg5 is a checkmate

    if black captures Queen with d pawn then , again bc5 is a checkmate

  15. Dam the 7/11 accent really blends perfectly in chess coach videos (not try to be disrespectful I loved the video and will be checking out some your other chess content)

  16. We will play our black bishop to e3 , when he takes it with pawn, we would take it with our queen giving him a checkmate

  17. We sacrifice our queen by playing it to e5 if pawn takes queen, bishop c5 is checkmate, but if black block the check with bishop e6 then Qxe6# is a checkmate too

  18. so cool ! by the way can you make a video about sacrifises

  19. Bishop sacrifice E3 to G5 is the best move for white.

  20. How to becoming mehmood kalicharan in just 2 hours?

  21. Qe5+; and both squars of white's black bishop is covered for mate if pawn f6 takes e5 Bg5# if pawn d6 takes e5 Bc5#

  22. I believe the Berlin Defense in Chess is one of Magnus Carlsen's favorite openings.

  23. I have different move like Bishop to g5 Pawn have to take this bishop and Queen g5 is a mate

  24. Your videos are excellent boss, I didn't know a horse from a donkey where chess is concerned, but after repeatedly watching your videos I am also becoming smart in chess😂

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