GothamChess 1. e4 ONLY Rating Climb | Part 1 (800+)

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In this series, IM Levy Rozman aka GothamChess climbs the rating ladder by only playing 1. e4. The games are against subscribers and streamed on . We discuss beginner strategy and openings like the Sicilian Defense, Scandinavian Defense, Caro Kann, etc.

0:00 Intro
0:53 e4 d5 Scandinavian w/ Nf3
9:45 e4 e5 Petroff Defense
18:29 e4 c6 Caro Kann Exchange
27:55 e4 c5 Closed Sicilian
36:00 e4 d5 Scandinavian w/ Nc3 Qd8
42:38 e4 e5 Fried Liver
48:25 e4 e5 Scotch Opening
54:10 e4 c6 Caro Kann 2 Knights
59:50 e4 e5 Vienna with g3
1:11:50 e4 e5 Vienna Bc4
1:22:19 e4 c6 Caro Kann Advance
1:29:42 e4 c6 Caro Kann TRICK LINE

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752 Comments

  1. I wonder did you got reported for cheating. You win every game and some players might report you for cheating? I probably would if I play against you and i dont know you record a video.

  2. 10:35 wait, why don't Qa4? And then if bishop block then knight can take, and if knight block then either knight can move or take and if pawn block then knight moves

  3. 43:02 You have very good Spanish pronuntiation! Are you from a hispanic family or something?

  4. "I was called the most arrogant chess player on youtube… which was very impressive on my part." Never change, Levy. Never change.

  5. Y0U ARE THE M0ST ARR0GANT CHESS PLAYER 0N THE INTERNET

  6. He’s not arrogant like people want to claim he is. An arrogant person would never admit a mistake or being wrong and correct themselves.

    I like you Levi. Keep doing you. Great teacher 👌

  7. I enjoy your channel. Your expressions…a free pawn? He could…he didn't…cracks me up.

  8. Gotta feel bad for these guys, getting trashed like thats rough even at 800

  9. You have a really good voice for talking and are articulate enough to actually do it well and of course your good a chess.

  10. Not arrogant, just a large trash talker

  11. Are they playing for money? Why is the $100 listed in the left upper corner?

  12. He is not nearly as arrogant as BEN FINEGOLD. FINEGOLD HAS NPD.

  13. @GothamChess Levy how many hours have you devoted to chess in your life? (approximately)

  14. 7:53
    I'm a 800 rated, so just aksing. Can he go d5 with discovered attack and win the knight?

  15. Levy, the comment about you being rude is probably a result of somebody being unfamiliar with the direct nature of NYers. NY is a uniquely fast paced and highly competitive environment. NYers do not have patience, as time is money and the rent is too damn high. We are especially dismissive of anything that we perceive as a nonsense song and dance or any diversion from us making that rent. So we don’t fluff our language and soften it. We have no time for that. Direct, to the point. Address the issue at its root and step. That’s NY style.

  16. I live this series. A lot of beginner videos can feel like an opening memorization series. The fact you're only using e4 openings makes it clearer what the tactics are.

  17. i assume Qh5 because its the equivalent to Qa5 against Nc3, only difference of course, completly unprovoked.

  18. 12:00 that just shows that mainline theory for the avarage twitch watcher is losing a piece on the fith move.

  19. Instead of taking zinkums queen with a pawn, you should have traded the knights then mated, and if he took the pawn with queen, recap then mate.

  20. Thank you LEVI. I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO. IT SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF WORK. GREAT JOB

  21. 21:42 Nxa7 with discovered attack on queen wins a rook instead of a bishop

  22. It seemed like the only thing different that the 1200 did than the 800 was offer a draw when Checkmate was imminent.

  23. Me: Feeling ready to start crushing everyone with E4 after watching this video

    Also Me: Immediately hang my queen for no reason at all

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