December 11, 2009

Italian Game: How to Play Video 1

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Italian Game: How to Play Video 1: This chess video on Italian Game will help you learn only one variation of this chess opening. The variation runs within the 6.cxd4 line. It goes via the White move 4.c3, which is the most common answer to Italian Game...

The 6.cxd4 line includes the designated moves of Italian Game plus the following move order combination 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4. The line may turn into some other variations of Italian Game, for example into Cracow variation, Greco's Attack variation, Greco variation, etc.

At the chess master level today, you can see the tendency of postponing the fight for the center and making Italian Game more positional in play. This can be demonstrated by chess masters' playing 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 instead of 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4. This change avoids playing the 6.cxd4 line...

Within this video you will learn how to play a line of Italian Game. You will learn why Black must capture the White pawn on d4. You will see the picture of Cracow variation, and Greco's Attack variation... To see the video, just click the Play button below:

• If the opening video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.
• If the video displays an error, try to start and play it later.

To replay on the chess board and learn the Italian Game's 6.cxd4 line, which was shown in the video, please find this variation in writing below:

Variation: Italian Game - The 6.cxd4 Line, C54:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Bxd2 8.Nbxd2 d5! 9.exd5 Nd5 10.Qb3 Nce7 11.0-0 0-0
Note: White is better.