Learn the Stonewall Defense & Attack | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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540 Comments

  1. Hey, please! I just started plaing profesional chess and I use your stone wall defense on white every time, I love the opening and I could say I have almost mastered it, I even play the stone wall Dutch with black when permited by white.

    The only problem is that i haven't found any books on the stone wall with white or any body else that gives a more in depth course. I would love if you added a more extended version of the stone wall on your channel or your courses o if you could recommend me any book on the stone wall.
    This has been by far the most solid and effective opening I have learned from white without needing a lot o theory. Thank you so much for showing this opening, this opening is the reason I'm playing at a professional level now. 🙂

  2. This seems a similar enough to the London. Strategically does this have any advantages or disadvantages to the London? Both ways you still get that pawn spearhead with the white bishop and knight behind it

  3. awesome, I did it the first time and I nailed it. I was the white side, but when I try it with the black side, I didn't remember the steps, sow, I lost. I had to watch the video for a second time lol.

  4. I would love to see a 10-minute video with the London in White and Black. Just as you did here with the Stonewall. Thanks.

  5. Levy, my question is thus: Is the Stonewall the only systemtic opening that can be used in White and Black, and has an attackig plane from opening to checkmate?
    PS-I am only interested in openings that are systemic.

  6. Thank you for providing so many awesome chess tutorials Levy, I love this opening! P.s. my favourite smoothie is a classic banana, milk and honey combo

  7. I watched this video twice before giving it a go and I anahilated a stronger player in my first attempt. Felt 👍

  8. Thanks dude, played Kings Indian against d4 all the time and mostly lost. After seeing this video, I decided to try it and won lots of games!

  9. Two years later it's still one of the best videos in the history of YouTube

  10. love the video ı wish we could get more of this kinda thinks

  11. I love the stonewall defense just close up the center and wait until he sacrifices every piece he has because I keep playing defensive moves

  12. WHOA. I HAVE NO IDEA IM ALREADY doing the Stonewall for months now because I do this with white but with LONDON SYSTEM

  13. Hey Levi
    Why at 6:07 do you play e6 rather than c6? You were very clear about responding to c5 with c3 immediately when playing as white.
    Great video.

  14. This kinda looks like a London but with a caged in bishop

  15. I've played a game where my opponent plays c5 c4 on the second move to prevent my bishop from going to c3, what should I do in that situation?

  16. Been watching all your videos the last motnh or so. I love your content. You were born to teach my friend.

  17. l really appreciate your friendliness in teaching. <3

  18. I played chess in high school and college for a short time. After learning the Stonewall, I played it 15 games in one semester. I won 12.

  19. Someone answer what if they play Bf5 before we move the Bishop

  20. Im not a smoothie guy but thanks for the vid, you are great to watch at 1.5x speed.

  21. I saw the London System and it's almost similar except the Bc1

  22. God like video, this is why u are the biggest chess youtuber

  23. how do I turn the board around so can warch the games looking from black's side

  24. I plugged the stone wall (1:50) into lishogi's analysis board and it says there is no hope of winning.

  25. The first beginning moves for white look like a London system, it's kind of similar

  26. 2:47 DO NOT MOVE THE QUEEN THERE! They can fork your King and Rock by taking Nxc2.

    Unless there is a way of punishing the enemy for taking the Rock I wouldn't place my Queen to protect that Bishop.

  27. We should have chess days in schools where the kids play chess for a couple hours per week, helps greatly with logic and composure, but also self-accountability, something that we unfortunately lack in today's society.

  28. Avocado and Banana Smoothie Maybe Some Peanut Buttah

  29. I like the way you teach. You're a jolly man and your teaching language makes your video very interesting

  30. What happens if they play bishop to G4 after you move your bishop to D3. To attack your queen.

  31. OK im kinda late here but can someone explain me wha should I do when black plays C5 and i play C3 and then he goes C4? Other players get me with this all the time.

  32. Just played this against an opponent and they castle queen side. Fuck.

  33. You are the best teacher, i rewatch your videos repeatedly to absorb it and use it on my next games. My favorite smoothie is a bunch of berries and bananas and some sugar and milk lol, or milkshake would be banana, cinnamon, vanilla extract, milk, and sugar.. pure heaven. Before i even ask what video you can do, imma watch the rest of your videos so i dont ask for a repeat lol, and ill have a better answer. Thank you for the videos and how passionate you are and really explain it from your level so simply that beginners can understand. Albert Einstein said if you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it enough. I've watched dozens of your videos and each one you you do that and you walk us thru and show us different situations and opens our minds to thinking way ahead and more critically, you go above and beyond. I love this game even more after watching your videos. Seeing how fun chess can be, the tactics, making them move where u want them to like a sheep dog to sheep, beginning to predict enemies moves (one of the times i got high and played chess, i predicted this person's moves literally like 10 times in a row… i was like 😳🕷🧍‍♂️🕸🤟🤣), and the mental battle between the two opponents is like a dance, so graceful, it's beautiful 🥲💚

  34. Can somebody explain me from 7:21 how is the game over?
    If we take the pawn gaurding the king by bishop or rook , there is a knight gaurding it ..
    Can anyone help me?

  35. Damn I'm 500 ELO and I've tried this 3 or 4 times now and my opponent did something completely different and then I messed up

  36. I never knew that I needed to know chess theory until now

  37. There are some things strange in chess like I don't understand like the arabian mate and the Dutch stone wall and the French advanced what is this even

  38. Awesome series. Great content. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. You make a fine teacher.

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