Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Play the italian Game in a Chess Match

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Play the italian Game in a Chess Match


The next opening I would like to show you
is a very old opening. It was originally called Juico Piano Italian, which I think means quiet
game. And nowadays, it’s usually referred to as the Italian Game. And the way this goes,
the King’s Pawn again, is brought out. Usual response, Knight to King’s Bishop three, Knight
to Queen’s Bishop three. And what distinguishes this is that this time the Bishop goes to
Bishop’s four, not to Knight’s five. Many options for black. This is a common one. Now
this is a version where sometimes learners, beginners have a lot of problems with this
because white’s usual next move, or frequent next move is this. Now if you study this position,
you’ll notice that white now has a double attack on this Pawn here. And this situation
can throw many people. Although there is, in fact, a very simple way of handling it,
and that is simply by black playing Queen’s four. Pawn to Queen’s four and the whole of
this idea immediately breaks down.

2 thoughts on “Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Play the italian Game in a Chess Match

  1. Also to avert white's knight even moving into attack position if black plays pawn A3 and puts its own knight to C3 move on hold, white's knight is then prevented from moving further into that attacking position. That is another way to prevent the line but this video is helpful also.

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