The Chess GAMBITS Tier List ft. Hikaru Nakamura

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Hikaru Nakamura and Mr. GothamChess attempt a Tier List (tiermaker) of chess openings, with a focus on chess gambits. The tier list of chess openings is designed for beginners and intermediate level players. Featured are Eric Rosen’s Stafford Gambit, Nakhmanson, and others.

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0:00 Intro
0:20 Albin Countergambit
4:59 Alekhines Gambit
8:25 Belgrade Gambit
10:55 Benko Gambit
12:45 Blackburne Schilling
15:07 Blackmar Diemer
17:02 Budapest Gambit
20:01 Danish Gambit
22:32 Elephant Gambit
25:13 Englund Gambit
28:06 Evans Gambit
30:18 From Gambit
33:43 Halloween Gambit
36:50 Icelandic Gambit
39:47 Jaenisch Gambit
43:02 Kings Gambit
45:23 Kloosterboer
47:58 Latvian
50:26 Lisistyn Gambit
55:21 Milner Barry Gambit
58:36 Nakhmanson
1:02:03 Orthoschnapp
1:04:53 Portuguese
1:06:48 Queens Gambit
1:07:48 Scotch Gambit
1:10:26 Smith Morra
1:12:26 Stafford Gambit
1:15:35 Staunton
1:21:08 Tennison
1:23:52 Urusov
1:25:29 Vienna Gambit
1:30:41 Wing Gambit

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450 Comments

  1. STOP MAKING FUN OF BOBBY FISCHER.

    HE DESTROYED THE SOVIET UNION ALONE.

    WHILE YOU SIT IN YOUR COMFY ROOM ASSUMING THAT YOU'RE NEAR AS GOOD AS BOBBY.

    GIVE RESPECT TO THE REAL OG.

    People nowadays.

  2. you forgot the INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE GAMBIT

  3. 45:12 I think kings Gambit is not trash, rather masterpiece🎉🎉🎉

  4. Where's the intercontinental ballistic missile gambit👿

  5. 12:54 You have to know this! (Focus) Here's the moves it starts with. They don't know they just see this.

  6. "So you have to use your brain, that's the only problem"
    Why, but of course.

  7. i think the blackburne schilling is not that good
    but i think YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS

  8. For the albin, why didnt the king just take the pawn on f2?

  9. as a latvian guy myself i am very sad about the placment

  10. Rather dubious alekhines gambit. either they hang their bishop or you lose +2 for white

  11. What I get from this video, rating be damned stay away from the "easy to equalize" tier if you really want to expand your knowledge of the game. Learning "total trash" gambits are better. If you are a beginner, you shouldn't be scared of losing in the first place. Moreover, it's very pointless to learn an "easy to equalize" position because you are not going to have a leg-up in endgame. Endgame at the beginning level is a clown fiesta because no body learns endgame when you're a beginner. With "easy to equalize" openings you end up not accomplishing anything on the board, you don't really take much risks to expand what you know, and the games becomes stale where you hope that the opponent will make obvious mistakes. If you want to learn fundamentals, don't play gambits in the first place. Play the London/French/accelerated dragon instead. If you want to expand your knowledge of tactics and theories, then play gambits.

  12. i fell asleep on the table while watching hikaru and levy ranking chess openings lol

  13. Play the wing gambit against the one Sicilian line it's good against lol

  14. why did i read it black wi3ner gambit😢😢😢😢

  15. ya for me blackmar diemer from 1 d4 d5 2 e4 dxe4 3 f3 exf3 4 nxf3 is my go to opening and has been for long before i found this video because it can also go 1 d4 e6 2 e4 d5 3 e5 and become an advanced french. An opening which i often convert to a very closed position and find drawish or, sometimes, completely winning depending on my opponents skill at navigating. It can also go 1 d4 c6 2 e4 d5 3 f3 and become a caro khan fantasy variation which most people dont know.

  16. the way hikaru js said 'hahaha where's your gambit' is so funny and ion kno why 😭

  17. The blackburn one gets tricks me a lot as a 1200 when I dont take the knight

  18. When I watching for me it's like Ronaldo and Messi talking about football

  19. 12:52 YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS, HERE'S THE MOVES IT STARTS WITH THEY DON'T KNOW THEY JUST SEE THIS

  20. I like Bird's opening, f4. But if they try e5, I play e4, transposing to the King's gambit.

  21. i won every game with blackmar gambit since i don’t like playing Scandinavian opening people

  22. Blackburn Schilling is the wrong name it's called: "the bobby bo show gambit"

  23. As someone who only uses the Halloween gambit, I am very happy to see placed in very powerful

  24. the classic transvestite! u rearrange the cok and balls for… moving on

  25. 1:29:50 as a transgender person you are definitely allowed to say that don’t worry🤣

  26. F4 as a first move is simply indefensible at any level below, like, 2600. And only because at that point you are good enough to play meme openings like the bongcloud and still win.

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