Chess Openings Explained: Italian Game

Today we explain the famous and popular Italian Game, a strong Chess opening, with some different ways to play as White, and instructive and entertaining positions in the middlegame. As it is a good opening, they also play it more…

Chess Openings Explained: Italian Game

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Today we explain the famous and popular Italian Game, a strong Chess opening, with some different ways to play as White, and instructive and entertaining positions in the middlegame. As it is a good opening, they also play it more or less often among the best masters of the world.

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01:28 Intro to alternatives for Black
02:34 WARNING! *** Don’t fall for this trick
03:21 Black plays Two Knights Defense
05:33 Black plays Giuoco Piano
07:14 White plays Giuoco Pianissimo
10:14 The Middlegame in Giuoco Pianissimo
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Highlights about Italian Game
– Very interesting option for beginners, but also good for higher levels
– White can get into slow or sharp positions, depending on the line they pick
– The two main systems Black can play against Italian Game are Two Knights Defense and Giuoco Piano.

You can find this and much more in my blog:
https://www.chess.com/blog/michechess89/how-to-play-italian-game-video?ref_id=43048838

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