My HIPPO COURSE:
The Hippopotamus “Defense” is more Aggressive than Most Think!
Today we continue our YouTube chess series on the Hippopotamus Defense, which is one of the best chess openings out there. In this video we look to give some attacking ideas that come out of the Hippopotamus Defense, in addition to chess opening strategy and chess opening ideas that you can us in your own games. To see our summary of the Hippopotamus Defense, read below.
Against the best chess openings for white, there are many strong chess openings for black such as the French Defense, Scandinavian Defense, Caro-Kann Defense, Sicilian Defense, Pirc Defense, King’s Indian Defense, Slav Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, Benko Gambit, etc. However, these chess openings are extremely popular and well known. How can we as black take white out of opening theory, while keeping the chess opening strategy at a high level? In today’s video, we cover the Hippopotamus Defense which works against any chess opening played by white including e4, d4, the English Opening, Bird’s Opening, King’s Indian Attack, etc. The Hippopotamus Defense includes black fianchettoing both bishops, and placing the knights directly in front of the king and queen. The Hippopotamus Defense may seem positional and drawish at first glance. However, I believe the Hippopotamus Defense to be a dangerous chess opening for black or white, as it holds a ton of potential for attacking chess. One advantage of this chess opening is that it doesn’t create any weaknesses in the position. In addition, the Hippopotamus Defense is extremely easy to learn, but is still a very good chess opening. Hippopotamus Defense keeps a high level of chess opening strategy, chess opening moves, chess opening theory, chess opening principles, chess opening tricks, chess opening traps, chess opening tips, and chess opening fundamentals. This is a very good chess opening for beginners and intermediate chess players. Chess moves, ideas, principles, strategy, tricks, lines, variations, tactics, secret checkmate strategy, fundamentals, theory, and traps are all important in chess openings, and the Hippopotamus Defense covers them all! The Hippopotamus Defense is one of the best chess openings for black, and best chess openings for white. Whether you are a chess beginner or a grandmaster, we hope you enjoy learning how to play the Hippopotamus Defense!
This video is less on the chess opening theory and more of a Hippopotamus Defense game that can give you a practical sense into what playing the opening looks like. We hope you enjoy this Hippopotamus Defense video, and if you’d like to learn more on the theory, click below!
Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Hippopotamus Defense!
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