The Most Solid Chess Opening: Berlin Defense | Best Opening Moves, Strategies, Traps & Ideas

Let’s check out the Chess Opening that most Grandmasters are playing nowadays. Even the great Magnus Carlsen plays this opening quite frequently. This opening is none other than the Berlin defense. There are various chess opening strategies, tricks, traps, moves and ideas that you can use to win more games. In this video, I will show you the Basics of the Berlin Defense, which is one of the most solid openings for both white & black. The Berlin Defence opening variation can be used by black against the Ruy Lopez opening. In this video, I have covered the 2 most important lines which can be used to either draw or force a win depending on your situation. The opening moves shown in this video will help you build a strong opening repetroire & will help you win more games. You just need to follow these starting moves, practice in game situations & you will definitely improve your game. Let me know which is your favorite chess opening? I also have an interesting puzzle at the end of this video. Let’s see if you can solve that by finding the best move continuation for white.

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  1. Puzzle :
    If we move our pawn on c4 to c5 the black's pawn on d6 will have to capture it and we will recapture it by our bishop on e3
    Then it will be a check mate

    Love your video

  2. One option for puzzle is to Sacrifice your Bishop at e3, Black will take it and than simply Castle and it's a Checkmate

  3. PUZZLE:-

    Dark bishop to g5, if pawn on f6 takes the bishop then queen on g5 is a checkmate…. without the queen sacrifice…

  4. Very informative video. You always explain complex things in very easy way.

  5. First pawn to c5, black will take the pawn then bishop to c5

  6. Hello Chesstalk i really like the Berlin defense it is a great opening if you play it correctly

  7. I think long castle is good that will make a trap for black if he didnt do nothing

  8. I bet this guy sleeps on a giant chess board and snuggles up to the giant queen. If his gay it will be the giant King !!!!

  9. Qg5 , fxg5 , Bg5+ and……………. CHECKMATEEEEEEEEEE🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  10. replying to the puzzle dark square bishop g5 sacrifice white pawn takes bishop g5 queen takes pawn g5

  11. What happened when black play D7 to D6 instead of Knight

  12. Sorry to say, subtitles in your videos are disturbing to see the chess game. As we always focus on game, subtitles are not required.

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  14. Puzzle:
    e3 to g5 pawn takes the bishop then h5 to g5 checkmate

  15. Queen to g5 pown takes queen then bishop capture pown then checkmate

  16. For puzzle, queen e5 check, then whichever pawn black takes with, then check with bishop onto c5 or g5 respectively for checkmate

  17. Bishop h7 and then our queen will have great control on their base

  18. g5 bishop black pawn takes and then queen takes the black pawn checkmte

  19. What to do if black play a6 to attack bishop

  20. First we will play the move Qe5+ If he takes with the f pawn then bg5 # and if he takes with the d pawn then we play bc5# if he blocks with the bishop then we play Qxe6# 😄

  21. Why do you indians love talking too much instead of getting directly to the point? 👎

  22. Qe5,If dxe5 then Bc5#,if fxe5 then Bg5#

  23. Qe5
    black is forced to take
    and we will deliver checkmate with bishop on e3

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