Learn the Italian Game in 20 Minutes [Chess Opening Crash Course]
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Learn the Italian Game in 20 Minutes [Chess Opening Crash Course]

Learn the Italian Game in 20 Minutes [Chess Opening Crash Course]

In today’s video lesson, I’d like to give you a quick crash course on one of the most popular chess openings, the Italian Game, which happens after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.

You will learn the general opening theory, guidelines, key ideas, attacking plans, common errors, and some cool traps. Instead of just memorizing the opening moves, you will learn and understand the key ideas and purpose of each move.

You can find the PGN of these variations below:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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