Hungarian Defense - How to Play

[• See all lessons: Chess Openings for Beginners - All Lessons]

[• Return: Return to the Main Page of Hungarian Defense]

Hungarian Defense Video - How to Play This Opening: This chess video on the Hungarian Defense will give you a general picture on its play. The video will show you 3 proven lines and Tartakower variation - all run via the White move 4.d4 which is the most common.

To recall the moves, the Hungarian Defense is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7. The first shown line runs 4.d4 d6 5.Nc3... The second 4.d4 d6 5.d5... And the last one 4.d4 exd4... The Tartakower variation of the Hungarian Defense is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d4 exd4 5.c3 Nf6 6.e5 Ne4.

This video must give you some helpful hints on the opening play. For example, moving a central pawn for the second time to attack and get more space, some retreating maneuvers of minor pieces to leave square for the pawn… 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 see how chess masters play the Hungarian Defense and to learn more on the topic, you are recommended to return to the Hungarian Defense - Main Page and download a PGN file on this opening. It contains 32 chess games played in 2009-2007 by FIDE players rated 2250 and above.