Top Aggressive Openings Against 1.d4 | Intermediate Chess Lesson

In this video, I give a chess lesson to Korean American Chess Noob (aka David — rated ~1700) on various aggressive approaches to combat the Queen’s Pawn Opening, 1.d4. Be sure to check out David’s chill and awesome chess streams at

0:00 What should I call you?
0:42 Overview of d4 openings
2:05 The Aggressive Budapest Gambit
4:14 The Knight’s Tango
10:37 The Trappy Cambridge Springs Defense
21:48 Fighting the London
26:48 “Chizzling”
31:50 Tricky Anti-London variation
34:48 Dealing with the Jobava London
41:26 ANTI-LONDON PRACTICE GAME
58:27 Practice game analysis

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