Beginners' Openings and Tactics - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2013.01.13

Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents a lecture for beginners at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.


  • fodolo craigo
    fodolo craigo3 ditë më parë

    Where can I find more like this?

  • Reed Ocheltree
    Reed Ocheltree3 ditë më parë

    What about Bishop to C4 in the last example? If the queen takes the bait then you take the rook, checkmate. If not, Queen to F7, also checkmate

    SUMIT BHOI3 ditë më parë


  • matt walker
    matt walker4 ditë më parë

    These kids are what, third graders? Im 64. Jeez. These kids, with their tiny voices, know more than I do. I am humiliated thinking about it. Thinking about the fact that a 10-year-old girl could easily beat a 64-year-old old man. Jeez Louise.

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins8 ditë më parë

    Amazing teacher with awesome patience with the students which sound very young.

  • K Anderson
    K Anderson9 ditë më parë


  • WKrich Million Euro
    WKrich Million Euro 11 ditë më parë


  • Billy Uttz
    Billy Uttz13 ditë më parë

    9:13 -review 13:12 A3 - stop fork 24:15 Kings Indian defense- against D4 27:19

  • Lema
    Lema13 ditë më parë

    This was so amazing, thank you!! Very well explained and I loved the puzzles at the end!

  • Tersoo Hiikyaa
    Tersoo Hiikyaa21 ditë më parë

    Very nice

    NAMAN DAFRIA23 ditë më parë

    what a teacher amazing

  • Talam Tamut
    Talam Tamut23 ditë më parë

    Is it nacessary to show your photo?

  • Johnny Appleseed
    Johnny Appleseed25 ditë më parë

    Your patience with these children is admirable. Thank you

  • Christopher Lung
    Christopher Lung27 ditë më parë

    The Joe Rogan of chess

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star28 ditë më parë

    How are these students so stupid about the names of the openings?? It’s really not that hard OMG

  • Savage


    21 ditë më parë

    They're like 8 dumbass

  • Redwanur Rahaman
    Redwanur Rahaman29 ditë më parë

    where are the other openings?I can't find the videos..can anyone give the link please?

  • Redwanur Rahaman

    Redwanur Rahaman

    19 ditë më parë

    @Savage thanks

  • Savage


    21 ditë më parë

    Go to videos, click where it says 'sort by,' click 'date added (oldest)' n than scroll down.

  • Mohamud ismail mohamed
    Mohamud ismail mohamedMuaj më parë

    He is really a top teacher and has a very clear explication with the full knowlage well done

  • mewman namwem
    mewman namwemMuaj më parë

    i saw this man i came for the accent stayed for the lesson thank you

  • Manish Kumar Malhotra
    Manish Kumar MalhotraMuaj më parë


  • Elbownian
    ElbownianMuaj më parë

    Level: Kids' Beginner. The playlist where I belong. TY!

  • TwentyFiveFPSLegend
    TwentyFiveFPSLegendMuaj më parë

    Those kids are a product of the American education system.

  • Incognitus
    IncognitusMuaj më parë

    He's got very stupid students. Poor teacher.

  • Incognitus


    21 ditë më parë

    @Savage you are seriously acting like a savage

  • Savage


    21 ditë më parë

    @Incognitus what were u doing in 3rd grade cracking codes?

  • Incognitus


    21 ditë më parë

    @Savage if this is normal for 8 years old then sorry for my comment.. I don't have children yet so I don't know how fast intelligence is developing

  • Savage


    21 ditë më parë

    They're like 8 dumbass

  • Arun Saxena
    Arun SaxenaMuaj më parë


  • Johnny P
    Johnny PMuaj më parë

    What ages are the kids... around 6???

  • Hamilton Bube
    Hamilton BubeMuaj më parë

    Wow!! Educating 💯💖...i have learnt a lot, just when i thought I played good chess then, Boom!!! My blunders appear... Thank you for the insight... I have bn emancipated from mental slavery 💖💯💯🍾

  • André Ferreira
    André FerreiraMuaj më parë

    If I am playing with black pieces, why I shouldn't develop bishop to B4 attacking white knight at C3 at the Slave defense? All those initial movements seems so passive, I'm trying to learn chess strategy but rarely in actual online games I have the chance to make a good development before attacking, the other players always rush in and I don't know how to proceed. So I try to play avoiding to lose pieces and end up doing less precise movements. How can I correct that?

  • Savage


    21 ditë më parë

    Let me guess, you've developed

  • Carol Principe
    Carol PrincipeMuaj më parë

    Qf3 po

  • jaynil patel
    jaynil patelMuaj më parë

    Queen is on d1 already..!!🤣🤣

  • Hazhir Hiwa
    Hazhir Hiwa2 muaj më parë

    I watched the video one year and two months ago, but i still use the queen gambit which increase my raiting from 700 to 1200.. Although that this video still one of the best of mine ❤️ love for Mr. Akobian

  • shuraj tiwari
    shuraj tiwari2 muaj më parë

    Lovely teacher he is " Try not to attack" was lovely to hear

  • Roy
    Roy2 muaj më parë

    This is probably a dumb question but I just started, what is an open file? I look it up and it tells me what a file is its a vertical row and ranks are horizontal but what makes it open? When a pawn isnt protecting the minor or major pieces?

  • Roham Tavakkoli
    Roham Tavakkoli2 muaj më parë

    This man is patient beyond recognition. Great teacher.

  • Swiss Time Advance
    Swiss Time Advance2 muaj më parë

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  • Bo Bobandy
    Bo Bobandy2 muaj më parë

    Var rules, and that's that.

  • Marvin Taluban
    Marvin Taluban2 muaj më parë

    queens gambit EXCEPTED, as pronounced...instead of ACCEPTED..

  • cadev
    cadev2 muaj më parë

    These kids have a terrible memory

  • Virat Singh
    Virat Singh2 muaj më parë

    Awesome..nice video Sir.. thanks

  • Kaushik Dasgupta
    Kaushik Dasgupta2 muaj më parë

    good moves really works

  • Ima Carrot
    Ima Carrot2 muaj më parë

    Great teacher.

  • Shivansh Vlog
    Shivansh Vlog2 muaj më parë

    i am a biginner

  • Markand Joshi
    Markand Joshi3 muaj më parë

    Please guidens in hindi about chess openings .

  • Sukhpal Singh
    Sukhpal Singh3 muaj më parë

    Good class

  • Samantha Adams
    Samantha Adams3 muaj më parë

    I’m eight and I’ve never won a game ONCE

  • Samantha Adams
    Samantha Adams3 muaj më parë


  • Samantha Adams
    Samantha Adams3 muaj më parë

    I first thought it was called chest

  • Aaron Silverthorne
    Aaron Silverthorne3 muaj më parë

    If Bishop goes to G5, wont the Pon H7 move to H6 and make the Bishop move back?

  • yasaman asadi
    yasaman asadi3 muaj më parë


  • C note is the GOD!!
    C note is the GOD!!3 muaj më parë

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  • Juan Ricardo García García
    Juan Ricardo García García3 muaj më parë

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  • 하지마걱정
    하지마걱정3 muaj më parë

    Me putting on full battle armor and revisiting this video whenever my friend sends chess in iMessage games ⚔️✨

  • Karlis Vitols
    Karlis Vitols4 muaj më parë

    best beginner lesson online!!!!!! START HERE!

  • sweatshopjesus
    sweatshopjesus4 muaj më parë

    45 yo noob says thank you.

  • Jishnu Pavithran
    Jishnu Pavithran4 muaj më parë

    Great job. Thanks a lot.

  • Vivek Singh
    Vivek Singh4 muaj më parë

    This was an amazing video, loved the explaination. Where I can watch the part two of this video?

  • Yashasvy Tyagi
    Yashasvy Tyagi4 muaj më parë

    Very informative....can I have a chance to ask some questions to you..

  • Tom Tom
    Tom Tom4 muaj më parë

    bad teaching. Rigidly teaching the openings leads to stupid chess.

  • Abdulaahi Hassan
    Abdulaahi Hassan4 muaj më parë

    thanks for teacher

  • Abdulaahi Hassan
    Abdulaahi Hassan4 muaj më parë

    i like chess

  • Pradeep Perera
    Pradeep Perera4 muaj më parë

    What a teacher!

  • Dhruv Prajapati
    Dhruv Prajapati4 muaj më parë


  • logan arumugam
    logan arumugam4 muaj më parë

    Excellent opening strategies taught in a simplified manner!

  • brain box
    brain box4 muaj më parë

    Well what happens if my oponent is not playing according to plan 🙄

  • Sleepingboiz8
    Sleepingboiz85 muaj më parë

    When ur opponet moves the pawn that has the rook behind it 😐

  • Milan Pavlovic
    Milan Pavlovic5 muaj më parë

    He have patience of a Budha

  • Max
    Max5 muaj më parë

    Kid's didn't know back then "Queen's Gambit" was gonna be a great show 🥲

  • Ticc Boii
    Ticc Boii5 muaj më parë

    nerds. Fuckers

  • jay chellath
    jay chellath5 muaj më parë

    I was just learning opening basic from him, d pawn opening and black defence.

  • Rodney Stanley
    Rodney Stanley5 muaj më parë

    Love it. Right down my alley as I’m a beginner 😄🤘🏽& 50

    AFKAR5 muaj më parë

    That puzzle at the end Qf7 also works instead of Qb7 right?



    3 muaj më parë

    @gijs van dijk yeah you’re right that’s it - i didn’t see that at first !

  • gijs van dijk

    gijs van dijk

    3 muaj më parë

    I see... but black can also just take white's queen with the king so it's actually a blunder right?



    3 muaj më parë

    @gijs van dijkif black queen blocks with either Qe8 or Qf8, there is Bc4+ for white, in which it is mate in 1.

  • gijs van dijk

    gijs van dijk

    3 muaj më parë

    Yo a little late but no, black's queen just takes white's queen. If then rook tales rook check the queen can block the check and it's an equal exchange

  • combined effects
    combined effects5 muaj më parë

    I am advanced in age and getting taught like a child has improved my chess to a level - even my mood has improved as I start to win more games.

  • Brewer Landborg
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  • yasir akbar
    yasir akbar5 muaj më parë

    so great sir

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    Ivan Espinoza5 muaj më parë

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  • SUNS IN 4
    SUNS IN 45 muaj më parë

    This is beginner? wtf

  • blah blah
    blah blah5 muaj më parë

    My man was ignored all the time! 😭

  • Sir Robert
    Sir Robert5 muaj më parë

    This man explaines brilliant :-)

  • richy hills
    richy hills5 muaj më parë

    I got some chess games on mine you can watch

  • Skyline Fregion
    Skyline Fregion5 muaj më parë

    Very good explaination, and very nice tactics, I learned good opennings from you. So I thank you.

  • I'm Me
    I'm Me5 muaj më parë

    Anybody knows what's the software that he's using?

  • hvitekristesdod
    hvitekristesdod5 muaj më parë

    Love me some Queens Gambit. Always great results with it. I find e4 openings to be too tricky to get advantage with

  • hvitekristesdod


    5 muaj më parë

    Actually I do like one e4 opening, the ponziani

  • md jewel
    md jewel5 muaj më parë

    anyone tell me what is this software name ?????

  • Pacaj Albert
    Pacaj Albert5 muaj më parë

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    Tuan Shinpei5 muaj më parë


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    Chad Bjork5 muaj më parë

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  • dota lagi
    dota lagi6 muaj më parë

    I'm here, need something to teach to my newborn, music and chess would be awesome. 😁 I have a question sir, in Slav defense exchange var 21:43, we have Bf4 before e3, bcs we don't want to block our bishop, then why black respond exactly blocking its own bishop with e6?

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    Pacaj Albert6 muaj më parë

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  • Stephane Belizaire
    Stephane Belizaire6 muaj më parë

    Bravo GM !

  • Iron Kosasi
    Iron Kosasi6 muaj më parë

    try to learn chess, by using vpn wkwkwk

  • MrMallis32
    MrMallis326 muaj më parë

    Is it just me, or does this guy look like Joe Rogan?

  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan

    2 muaj më parë

    This is a good comment.

  • Vitor Mascheretti
    Vitor Mascheretti6 muaj më parë


  • Yasser
    Yasser6 muaj më parë

    Hello Sir this is a great video. But in the last puzzle isn t it 1.Qxf7+ QxQf7 2.RxRd8+ Qf8 3.Bc4+ Kh8 4.RxQf8# a forced check mate otherwise black loses a queen if he decides to go 1... Kh8 ?

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    Michael Tang6 muaj më parë

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  • Harry Blaine
    Harry Blaine6 muaj më parë

    10:06 Didn't expect rule number 3 to be that brutal

  • rwkenyon
    rwkenyon6 muaj më parë

    He said he was going to introduce ten openings, but he only mentioned The Queen's Gambit, the Slav and the King's Indian. What about the other seven?

  • Valneighr Ryou

    Valneighr Ryou

    6 muaj më parë

    He can't make videos that long

  • Benoît Coste
    Benoît Coste6 muaj më parë

    Here are my notes from this awesome video: 1:47 - queen's gambit accepted White can attempt trap with queen on F3 13:42 - queen's gambit declined Bishop on G5 putting pressure on the queen 19:58 - Slav defense - exchange variation Bishops goes B4 and D3. At the end of the development this D3 bishop is more active than the black bishop and give a slight advantage. 27:54 - King's indian defense - Smyslov-Petrosian System Bishop on E2 White trap: black may try to capture the bishop on G5. May result in a check mate. Genaral tips: - overall: knights before beshops - do not attack before every pieces have been developped.

  • dota lagi

    dota lagi

    6 muaj më parë

    I'm a beginner, and hv a question sir. In Slav defense, 21:43 we have a logical reason to play Bf4 before e3, bcs we don't want to block our Bishop, then why would black responing with exactly the other way? With e6, black blocking its own bishop. Or is there another reason?

  • Victor Cheng
    Victor Cheng6 muaj më parë

    you are wrong

  • Valneighr Ryou

    Valneighr Ryou

    6 muaj më parë


  • E. Cubarrubia
    E. Cubarrubia6 muaj më parë

    This is the dude who found a way to win a game from Wesley So . . . by COMPLAINING against Wesley's doodling.

  • Valneighr Ryou

    Valneighr Ryou

    6 muaj më parë


  • Ali Hanafiah
    Ali Hanafiah7 muaj më parë

    Nice attack

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    Hola Como Estas7 muaj më parë

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  • Aman Arora
    Aman Arora7 muaj më parë

    queen to f3

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