5 Most ANNOYING Chess Openings

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5 Chess Openings I HATE: London, Benko, Ruy Lopez, Catalan, and SemiSlav.


0:00 Intro
1:49 Opening 1 – LONDON
9:22 Opening 2 – CATALAN
15:15 Opening 3 – Ruy Lopez
20:15 Opening 4 – Benko
26:40 Opening 5 – Semislav


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  1. Win though beeeahhhhh… when you study your opponent. Annoy and conquer

  2. Isn't fianchetto pronounced "fee-an-shet-oh"?

  3. I have a good line against London, so I'm not annoyed by it anymore.

  4. The most annoying opening is Levy condemning wealthy corporations whilst raking in money from them.

  5. Levy, why not try for the Lasker trap against the queens gambit?

  6. I am forever grateful for all the players who play e5 after e4. All these openings that they have to know how to respond to, all so we are able to play the opening that we have been yearning to play after seventeen games straight of the Sicilian.

  7. Actually very helpful for higher rated players. Gonna try and incorporate the semi slav into my opening repertoire

  8. me being 650 and knowing the ruy lopez theory the most

  9. against the London i like to play more of the side lines with black with c5. similar to agadmators take on the London but with a lot of engine prep under my belt. i may make a video on it to start off my channel? who knows.

  10. If you see a queen's pawn opening, and you don't want to play against the london, I really like to play the Englund gambit. Its easy to memorise, and there are some tricky lines in it.

  11. i only play the pirc so i dont have to worry about any of this shit 😀

  12. No idea why Levy looks so handsome in this particular video but hey I’m not complaining.

  13. Levy: "Black wins in the Semislav 54% of the time, granted the data is littered w/ other games like 2100's"
    Gotham's Audience: "Bird's opening go unga-bunga" -7 Elo -> 450

    What i took out of this is that I should learn the Catalan & the semi-slav, feel like i have a massive brain and then blunder every game away from a theoretically winning position. Brilliant!

  14. could you do a video explaining ruy lopez?

  15. Well now IM gonna use it against opponents so thanks Gotham.

  16. Levy : I HATE the London System, I don't know how to react

    Also Levy : How to CRUSH the London System with these moves!

  17. when you castle you attack the knight with the rook on e1

  18. Most annoying is def when u learn 100 lines of theory complete 8 full courses of chessable and they do some random move like scholars mate 🤦🏽‍♂️

  19. Levy's respect for the thrilled or tapped R is always going unnoticed

  20. This is very bad you shouldn't have this much subs
    I am out

  21. I hate Spanish, Fried Liver and Catalan openings.

  22. Guys watch that anti mate in first 5 moves video called the traxler, i memorized it and got one game with 100% accuracy, 9 book moves and 3 great moves and won the game, the other guy accused me of cheating lol, you will love it this man is genius

  23. tbh though this is your perspective, and I dont think your opinions are all too valid, but nonetheless a good example for all non expert players.
    Basically, there are more anoying openings, but bc this is your video, you do you, and thats cool.

    And btw if anyone calls me out for this, I am ELO 2766 and USCF 2449 so I can say this about Levi based on my chess expierience

  24. I am currently playing the Spanish and I have ten game win streak. The opening works really well for me.

  25. Киностудия и кинофестиваль 22 ВЕК says:

    Against London: play modern g6 with d6, Nd7, e5, Nh6, Qe7 set-up – crush London players every game.

  26. Anyone know why the spanish is suddenly the fashionable opening

  27. Me personally, I hate the scandinavian. It's just too much pressure too early and you lose the center immediately.

  28. This endgame has been studied to the death 😂

  29. There's a book (actually, at least two) with a similar title: How To Survive and Beat Annoying Openings by Eric Schiller and John Watson.

  30. I’d watch the whole three hour video of the Ruy Lopez opening

  31. Why castling sucks it almosts hangs your king

  32. With due all respect levy your perspective is intermediate and not professional before anyone get fooled

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