12 Difficult Chess Openings, and How to Beat Them! | The Dynamic Dozen

Expert Arjun Puri is back with a dozen more chess items. See twelve dynamic difficult chess openings, and how to beat them.

Stafford Gambit: C42 Petrov’s defence
Stonewall Attack: D00 Queen’s pawn, stonewall attack
Scotch Game: C45 Scotch, Steinitz variation
Grob’s Attack: A00 Grob, Fritz gambit
Nakhmanson Gambit: C56 Two knights defence
Benoni Defense: A43 Old Benoni, Mujannah formation
Halloween Gambit: C46 Four knights, Schultze-Mueller gambit
Marshall Defense: D06 Queen’s Gambit Declined, Marshall defence
English Rat Defense: A41 Old Indian defence
Albin Countergambit: D08 Queen’s Gambit Declined, Albin counter-gambit, Alapin variation
Møller Attack: C54 Giuoco Piano, Moeller (Therkatz) attack
Traxler Counterattack: C57 two knights defence, Wilkes Barre (Traxler) variation


  1. 3:11 when I saw Qd2 I stopped listening. Narodisky h3 line is way better. Narodisky even said Qd2 hinders your development so why play like that….

  2. कुँवर Jitendra Rajawat, रेण says:

    Arjun love you from India😍😍😍

  3. Arjun…very good presentation. I really liked your explanation for many of these openings. I just have one question. In the grob opening, if White plays 2.h3, then what do you do?

  4. 𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑴𝑨𝑵𝑫𝑬𝑹 says:

    I analyzed deeply, why am I so addicted to chess, found our brain loves this addiction if it understands clearly.

  5. Very well done, thanks for the explanations. Just a very little suggestion, please take a little transform among the sections (for example a headline graphic) and you can take rest a little, or drink. Now it was a chess Mississippi 😉

  6. Nice vid, would love to see more of 'em with Arjun soon

  7. What a suprise! He must have spent most of his spare time getting good at chess.I wonder how far he'll get!Good luck,Arjun!!

  8. I've been hearing this kid get called on on videos for a few years. Crazy to finally see him in his own. This kid's going places. Go Arjun

  9. Dang, kid, you communicate so fluidly. You're going to go places in life.

  10. When the kid showed the grob I was soo proud, underrespected opening if you donno how to deal with it

  11. amerikanong amerikano talaga kung mag speak ng english

  12. Quite to the surprise of many Americans, his name is not 'urgent'. It's more like 'Are June'

  13. Outstanding! Love getting quick refutations to many popular openings in the same video! Thank you!

  14. I can tell that his nervous because of his voice…

  15. Brilliant Student I Never see Such A Brilliant Student I think He is well In studies also Great Boy Keep it Up Love from India

  16. Wait a minute… this is the kid in Finegold's classes? Lol didnt know he made videos

  17. You may be your but you're a master at chess! !!

  18. Sorry, it's you may be young but you're a master at chess! !

  19. very well done, very impressive regarding his presentation. Bravo.

  20. Are u the Ben finegold's random student _Arjun ?

  21. RageAgainstTheMachine RageAgainstTheMachine says:


  22. What an excellent video. I'm going to save this to rewatch.

  23. In the Marshall Defense to the Queen's Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6?!), after 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 you don't address Black's best continuation 4…Bf5. Then after the natural continuation 5.Qb3 e6, 6.Qxb7?! allows Black to get a decent game after either 6…Rb8 or 6…Bxb1 7.Rxb1 Bxa3! when the bishop is immune because of 8.bxa3? Rb8.

  24. Too intelligent to spend his life on chess: you can do better (both for the sake of society and financially for yourself)!

  25. Perfect English!!! Fresh water in the Coca Cola – glass. An Iranian boy gives a lesson to Americans how to speak in their language…

  26. stafford gambit is nonsense. Never lost to it.

  27. Me bomboclat. Likke pickney no more opening than me!

    When I was trying the stone wall, I was surprised how my human opponents played like, "I know the plans here"

  28. The youth them giving better lectures than the adults. People like Ben Finegold have you laugh through the entire video while learning little. Yasser Seirawen give you one game with a nice long sweet story for fillers. These youths come to teach.

  29. Are we watching the future world-champion ?
    Hard to imagine Arjun is only a kid … he has either grown-up too fast or has all the signs of being a genius.

  30. What a smart young man

    Very well explained 👍👏

  31. Arjun you beautiful young man!!! Always in the classes in the background. Nice to see you 🙂

  32. Sorry . I still didn't understand the traxler counter gambit. Cuz his mostly explaining on how to counter it to give white an advantage. Seems like a Traxler Counter Counter Gambit.

  33. About the Marshall Defense – it could transpose to the Anti-Grünfeld too if Black plays Nb6 after 4. e4. As a Sämisch player I usually go 4. e4, 5. f3 and 6. Be3, followed by Qd2 and a long castle.

  34. Whaoo. Un côté 1er de la classe insupportable !

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