Chess openings – Sicilian Defence: Grand Prix Attack

September 13, 2019 posted by

Hello again and welcome to
Today is all about the aggressive Sicilian defense, which begins
with the moves pawn to e4 and the counter aggressive response pawn to c5. Let’s
take a look. Now with the Sicilian defense black sets up an effective
counter strategy against white’s plan to expand his position with the
move d2 to d4. Now black is aiming to capture on d4 with a flank pawn.
For example, if here this took place by capturing of the flank pawn black
gives himself a central majority. He has two pawns in the center versus
white’s one and he also has an open c5 in this position. Both of these
factors are useful for aggressive operations and they’re useful for
restraining white’s attacking ideas. Normally however white just goes ahead
and prepares to play d4 first with this move knight of three and then he
goes ahead and prepares to play d4 anyway. And he is just going to accept
that black is going to get this central majority, but white knows that he
will get extra space and he will have grounds for attacking. He’ll get a centralized
knight in a great attacking position. But, today I want to look
at another strategy which white can use to try to put pressure on the
Sicilian defense and also to try to steer the game away from more theoretical
positions. This strategy begins with the move knight to c3. Now this
is the beginning of an attacking setup in which white largely abandons
his aim of achieving d2 to d4 in hopes of a more aggressive king side
strategy. Now how does this work? First this simple
developing move cements white’s control of the d5 square. He has two pieces
now defending the d5 square and for this reason he has prevented black from
playing d5 himself. Black cannot play d5 in the current position. So,
after the almost universal reply knight to C six black has made another
natural developing move, but white is now ready to declare what is his
strategy which he has in mind. And in these positions white’s not going to
expand with d2 to d4 he is going to expand with F two to f4. And when
this is played straight away this is what the books call the Grand Prix
attack. White wastes no time gaining space on the king’s side he brings
out this F pawn before his developing his knight so that the pawn can
get out of there and he gets a lot of space on the king’s side and right
away white has a goal to start playing for checkmate right from the first
move. So he wants to use this extra space and use rapid development to get
at black’s king as quickly as possible. So black normally continues his
development with this move pawn to G six which is the most natural way of
developing the dark-squared bishop in this position, and now after the
moves knight F three and bishop G seven we get a clear picture of what’s going
on here and you can almost call this position the starting point of the
Grand Prix attack. Since white hasn’t begun any active operations in the
center black has had time to solidify his control over the d4 square. In
fact each of his first four moves has in a way contributed to the defense
of d4. You see that his pawn, his knight and his bishop are all contributing
to the defense of d4 square. This inhibits white from playing d2 to d4
himself, which is clearly not a possibility here and it also means that later
in the middle game it’s going to be very easy for black to sink a knight
in this square and really get some gusto in this position. He also combines
getting his knight on d4 with breaking b5 and b4. And together this makes
the position highly dynamic for black and gives him lots of options. On the
other hand white only needs to do three things to complete his development
in this position. The first thing he needs to do is he needs to find a
square for the light-squared bishop. Secondly, he’s going to want a castle
king side, and he’s also going to want to push the D pawn one square
forward. In this case he can’t push it all the way to d4, so he pushes the
pawn one square and this gives the dark-squared bishop some scope. Now, how
does white finally take down the king? The idea here is that he is going
to use a queen transfer queen to e1, to g3, to h4 and then he’s going to
use central thrusts at f5 or e5 and he is going to try to take down the king’s
side in short order. These things are going to be a huge part of everything
we look at today, so you may want to review them at the end, maybe
once or twice after the video is over so that you can help these ideas really
sink in. So, the stage is set. The first order of business
is finding a square for white’s light-squared bishop. The most thematic
move is bishop to c4. Now, here the bishop is vulnerable to stabs by
eventual pawn to b5 move like we said that black was going to play, or an eventual
pawn to d5 move. It does have the benefit however of putting immediate
pressure on blacks position. So, for example, we see that this bishop is
already putting pressure on F seven. In fact, after the normal move pawn
to e6 white has an option to crack at black’s position immediately with
pawn to f5 which is very interesting. It’s a positional pawn sacrifice
which sets a couple of deep traps. Now if black takes the pawn with G
takes f5 white calmly continues pawn to d3, knight G to e7, so this is a long-term
sacrifice on white’s part. He simply castles, with the idea now
of bringing the queen to g3, exactly the sort of thing which we’ve described.
White has moved his bishop out, he’s moved the pawn one square, he’s
castled, and he’s now ready to bring the queen to an aggressive square. If you’re white you’ve got to be smelling
blood already here, since black’s king side position is going to be very difficult
to defend and there is a big chance of sacrificial attacks. A similar,
more interesting trap comes from the line E if he uses the E pawn to capture.
So pawn takes pawn, and now pawn to d3, knight G to e7 once again,
castles, castles again, and now queen e1. This time the queen is headed to
h4 and after d6 we would play queen to h4 and this is another way that the
pawn sacrifice can go. At first glance you may not see why this position
is just so strong for white; however white does have a lot going for him
here. In the first instance this bishop is very easy to include in the
attack, either on G five or on H six. Additionally we might use the move knight
to d5 to put pressure on black’s position. How did sacrificing the
pawn help white to achieve this situation? There are two reasons. The first
reason is that pawn on f4 we clearly can get this bishop in much faster,
that’s one function of removing the F pawn. Another key factor here is that by enticing
the E pawn to move to f5, the bishop on c4 has become quite a monster here.
It’s not wanted by the pawn on e6 and it’s much more difficult for black
to stab it with d5 and shut this bishop down. So this ends up being a
very tricky position for black and it’s very promising for white. Both of
his bishops have a lot of active play here and this is a very easy trap for
black to fall into and one of the things that makes the Grand Prix attract
just so attractive for white. However, if black is very well prepared for
he’ll know not to take the gambit and will instead continue his development
calmly with the move knight G to e, an outstanding move. Black’s
trying to get in this strong move pawn to e5. This is a great way for black
to take advantage of the placement of white’s bishop on c4. Pretty
uncommon, but white tends to play pawn takes pawn, pawn takes pawn and now d3
and black’s ready to start sticking it to this with d5, bishop e3, and
pawn to b5. This move takes advantage of a couple of tactical points.
White cannot capture the pawn on b5 because of this check on A five, which
is at first a fork. First we’re attacking this knight then the king. If you
are paying really close attention here you might see that white considers
simply retreat the knight here, however he’s now in a pin, and black
wins material with the move pawn to d4. So, as it turns out white cannot capture
this pawn on b5 and this makes pawn to b5 an outstanding move, creating
some threats. The position here is unclear. On the one hand black seems
to have a queen side initiative here, but, at the same time his
position seems a little loose and his king side is underdeveloped. On the other hand, he’s already gotten quite
a powerful initiative on the queen’s side. Recent results seem to suggest
that black may even have a slight edge here, but the position is mostly
unclear and it’s certainly playable and interesting from both points
of view. Let’s back up to before this aggressive pawn sacrifice, pawn to f5.
If white thinks that black might know how to respond to this pawn sacrifice
properly he can sometimes proceed more calmly by simply castling king
side. Again, black had better be quite careful. If he doesn’t know his stuff
and just plays calmly, let’s say pawn to d6, d3, knight to e7, queen to
e1, white is already in a pretty nice position here. If he can simply play
queen h4 and f5 he can easily get a great version of the pawn sacrifice lines
merely by delaying it. So this simple method of play almost seems to save
all of white’s problems, but I’m afraid it just doesn’t quite work out like
that. Just as we saw before if black is keen on taking advantage of the position
of this bishop he can get some better play for himself. Instead of this
lackadaisical move pawn to d6 like we played before black should instead
play knight to e7, and now after d3, castles and queen to e1. Since he hasn’t
wasted any tempo on the D pawn he can go ahead and play immediately pawn
to d5 and after bishop e3 there falls knight to d4. And again this is an unclear
position where black has compensation from white’s space on the king’s
side. He has a well centralized knight, his pieces are getting
out comfortably, and the position turns out to be okay for both sides.
It turns out that white has some very dangerous attacking ideas after
this move bishop to c4. However, if white is super careful about blunting this
bishop and attacking this bishop, black seems to get a decent, and maybe
even an attractive game. White has also developed another system here
which is instead of bringing the bishop to c4 he brings it all the way
out to b5. This is also certainly possible. Here white just plans to exchange
the bishop off immediately and damage black’s pawn structure in the meantime.
In fact, again, if black is not vigilant and merely goes along with this
he gets himself into big trouble immediately. Let’s say that pawn to e6 and now white just
rips this black bishop off the board. Bishop takes knight, pawn takes bishop,
and now this great move, e5. Look at that, taking advantage of these weakened
dark squares. Typically, black actually plays pawn to d5 here and play
continues. Pawn takes pawn, queen takes pawn, d3 opening up this bishop
and defending that pawn, knight to f6, castles and castles. White lacks his
typical attacking chances on the king side, but black’s doubled, isolated
C pawns they make a very bad impression here, and they can easily turn
out to be very weak in the end game. In practical terms, black has bad results
in this position. It turns out that once again if black doesn’t know
his stuff he can easily catch him in these kinds of positions. However, black
can be more proactive in this position and he can instead play the great
move knight to d4 here. And now white has tended to work out that the best
move here is simply to castle. And now knight takes bishop, knight takes
knight, and now once again we see this move which is pawn to d5, which is a
great move for black here. White still has a development advantage here. He
has two pieces out and he’s castled compared to black having one piece
out, but he’s lost the bishop pair and his position is a little bit unstable.
So, clearly white can’t count on his traditional king side attack
in these positions either, but there are still some interesting points here.
White has a choice: if he plays the natural move pawn takes pawn black
can get easy equality if he knows what he is doing with the move basics;
great move. Now knight c3, knight f6 and now white needs to act quickly.
If black simply recaptures the pawn on d5 and completes his development
he’ll have the bishop pair, he’ll have better minor pieces and he’ll have
a harmonious position. White opens up things quickly with the move
pawn to d4; his only real chance in this position. Play sometimes goes
knight takes pawn, pawn takes pawn, knight takes knight, queen takes queen,
check, guild takes, pawn takes knight and bishop takes pawn. This isn’t
unclear, but probably pretty equal end game here. Black has some problems
completing his development in this position, but he’s managed to hold onto
the bishop pair as a superior problem structure. This is probably not what
white wants out of the opening, so if he thinks that black is going
to go ahead and play for something like this he has some options. The
best place to make a deviation here is rather than taking this pawn on d5,
white often plays pawn to e5 and I think that this is probably just a stronger
option here. And now after pawn to a6 and knight to c3 play can
go any number of ways, but white’s ready to play this move d4 and get
a slight space advantage and he might be able to play for a gradual, building
up sort of game. An example of how play has gone in the past
is bishop to g4, pawn to d4, pawn takes pawn, queen takes pawn, bishop
takes knight, and rook takes bishop, and now, let’s says pawn to e6. There’s
an interesting move here, queen to b4, which has some interesting problems.
We’re attacking this pawn on B seven; we’re making it a little bit tricky
for black to get his king out of the center. This is an interesting
little position, maybe even has a slight advantage here. And you would think
that queen e7 would be a strong move here, but this is actually a trap. Now
white would play queen to a4, check. And you can’t block this check with
pawn to b5 because white would simply capture, right? He would make use of
this pin and now you are in big trouble, and you don’t really want to move
the king here. So what do you have left to do? Well, you have to trade queens.
But now after queen takes queen and king takes queen, this move knight
to a4 is very strong for white, and white definitely has an advantage
in this position. So, in this position after queen b4 it looks like white
might have a tiny advantage. The Grand Prix attack is an attempt by white
to blow black to pieces right from the word “go”. We’ve seen that there
are plenty of traps for black to fall into; however, if he is very well prepared
we’ll tend to get a very unclear game, which is also very suited for
good play for white, but also for black. If you like some of the plans which
you saw here you’ll notice that one of the problems white kept running
into is where to place his light-squared bishop. If you are very attracted
to these ideas for white, you may want to take a look at the video on
the closed Sicilian, in which we’ll look for another way white might be
able to solve this problem with the light-squared bishop. For now, we have
seen plenty of ways to try to get black right from the start and I think
you might want to experiment with these positions and see if you can get
a couple of quick checkmates in. That’s it for now, and I look forward
to seeing you again.


100 Replies to “Chess openings – Sicilian Defence: Grand Prix Attack”

  1. Dereque Kelley says:

    Wow, that's quite a jump! Congratulations 😉

  2. Parag Bhurke says:

    Very Good…..I like it !!!!

  3. Dereque Kelley says:

    Glad to hear!

  4. david hulse says:

    another great video. You are a excellent teacher and this patzer appreciates everything.

  5. dave kerr says:

    5:45 instead of pushing the pawn to f5 what if white plays e5 instead?

  6. Marshal Lusk says:

    you didn't mention that Black's position looks to be an Accelerated Dragon. Otherwise, I loved the video

  7. Roi Sela says:

    i would like you to do a video about the scotch gambit i want to suprise my 2095 oponnent….and the only opening i never played is the scotch gambit so plz make one.
    oh and i am roy sela the 1809 who was 1302 before your videos i just make new user.

  8. Roi Sela says:

    i won 1774 with the Grand Prix Attack two days ago thank you

  9. FuglyEngineering says:


  10. Dereque Kelley says:


  11. Dereque Kelley says:

    (or Defense, that works too 😉

  12. Dereque Kelley says:

    Thank you 🙂

  13. Dereque Kelley says:

    Thank you!

  14. Dereque Kelley says:

    Thank you for the suggestion! And congratulations on beating the 1774. You can see how gradually these videos are being produced – I doubt my efforts will be of any use in time for this game with the 2095 opponent. I would look for other study methods!

  15. Dereque Kelley says:

    …that would be a different story! But I think if I were Black I would play …d5 in response

  16. Dereque Kelley says:

    Thank you!

  17. Lebron James says:

    Thnx for this now i won against my coach using this defense

  18. f0revern0ty0urs2 says:

    i think im going to experiment with these positions…

  19. ShinySalamence1 says:

    What if black just goes 2… d6? Also, is 2. f4 viable?

  20. Roi Sela says:

    i wonder what do you play against e4 with black? the french? siciliian? clasic e5?

  21. Dereque Kelley says:

    Nice work!!

  22. Dereque Kelley says:

    Thank you !

  23. Dereque Kelley says:

    Good luck 😉

  24. Dereque Kelley says:

    Indeed it is

  25. Dereque Kelley says:

    Generally 1…e5, though I also really like the Sicilian and play it sometimes casually.

  26. Sébastien Hirtz says:

    encore bravo, merci pour cette vidéo

  27. Alex Lee says:

    @9:22 white does bishop to d2 then the pawn takes then the bishop takes and black's queen moves to a square which is not threatened and then white's bishop to g7 and white has successfully countered?

  28. Dereque Kelley says:

    @Alex Lee: Hmm, I don't think so … after Bd2 …dxc3 Bxc3 there is …Bxc3+ – Black remains ahead a piece

  29. Ryan Masterson says:

    Hey, Dereque. Could you do a video where Black plays 3…e6 instead of 3…g6? I'd love to hear your thoughts on that one.

  30. Igor Mihajlovic says:

    Hi Dereque,
    I love grand prix attack variant of the sicilian. One thing that annoys me is that some players go and play e6 followed by Nf3 wanting to play d5 and removing my bishop from c4 and thus disabling his attack on f7. Is there any way I can avoid this or exploit it.


  31. M T says:

    Dereque what if i dont play g6 and bishop g7

  32. hamp huntley says:

    Kelley is definitely the best at explaining the game.  a big plus is the production is also excellent.

  33. Ihor Demchuk says:

    Hi, Dereque! I am a bit baffled by the position reached on 16:51, i.e. when White set up a discovered attack by taking the pawn on b5: Nc3xb5. It seems to me that White have no adequate response to Black's check with tempo: Qe7-c5+. I just cannot see any way for White to avoid the capture of the knight on b5. Please, suggest a continuation for White that would justify Nc3xb5.

  34. md65000 says:

    My god did you really just say "lackSadaisical"? Oh well I guess the otherwise great video makes up for it 🙂

  35. Mauricio Nicolas says:

    Dude!! YOU ROCK!!

  36. jeff kaplan says:

    Dereque, Thanks for all of your videos…playing openings from the "Book" is fine but understanding the concepts behind them is what all new players like me really need to begin to understand this game, and hopefully improve. I agree with Mauricio "YOU ROCK !!!".

  37. Majed Ctb says:

    Thanks Kalley i like your videos!!

  38. jlewis31415 says:

    Dude, I can't believe I haven't seen your videos before. Amazing explanations and really nice production. Subscribed

  39. Anushka Dilshan says:

    Thanks a lot and I have seen some of your videos, and hope to get them in action. meanwhile, can you place the subtitles lower than the 1st rank so the pieces are more visible, Transparent background for the letters. Thanks a lot.

  40. Mohammed Belhadj Abderrahim says:

    I can say you are my 1st Chess Mentor
    Thank you.

  41. FIDE TRAINER says:

    Friend , Nice video  (y)

  42. Cueur o says:

    Great explanations, thanks! Would like to call to your attention GM Perelshteyn's line for continuing White's position at 15:16 in your video. It's at 6:21 on his video. Any thoughts?

  43. BlackPawnMartyr chess says:

    Very nice video. This covers the exact lines i am facing in blitz.

  44. Aryan Jain says:

    u  r the best

  45. Umbreon says:

    All of the moves mentioned are EXACTLY the moves Carlsen made in his '30 second match' (it's on YouTube) … when he was playing as black against the English.

  46. nighthawk82 says:

    I'm not much into opening theory. I usually get destroyed by a well prepared opponent. that's why I try to avoid main lines as much as I can. I always immediately played 2.f4 against the sicilian but as suggested in the video I had problems with the immediate 2…d4
    now I know what I can play to prepare f4. Thanks for the video. Very instructive 🙂

  47. DonFreeq says:

    Nice explanations and indeed very instructive way of talking but  incorrect in position evaluation. For exmple b5 line around 10:00 is not unclear but dubious for white at least. Black has clear small advantage and i really don't see the reason why to go for that line as white. It's even harder to play.

  48. Mark Wootton says:

    Great teacher.

  49. peppermints666 says:

    Isn't e6 weakening the dark squares in blacks position?

  50. Wibster says:

    I'm a 1900 player and I don't play the Sicilian as black because of this variation. It's so dangerous and g6 (which is virtually forced positionally) is just too weakening of the dark squares.

  51. Otek Enterprises says:

    Which is good bc4 or bb5 ? i need advantages in this position and good attacking chances

  52. Random User says:

    Instead of castling everyone who wants to win with black should play h6, as this mantains flexibility. You can castle and there is no mating attack there, but you need to be a computer to do so

  53. AbzentR says:

    What if black doesn't play the dragon?

  54. Jarmo Kajander says:


  55. dio sn says:

    great explanatory video!!

  56. sleepy55 says:

    I begin to like the Grand Prix attack. The plans are straight foreward and easier to understand for the average player as in the c3 or Bb5 Sicilian. But it would be good to have a 2. video with the plans if Black refuses to fianchetto and plays e6 / d5 or e6 / d6. Also a video about the closed sicilian would be nice (Bb3 and Spassky Variation). 2.Nb3 has the great option to switch between the Grand Prix and the Closed Sicilian.

    Now you have so much videos about openings, all for both sides. It would be great if you would do an opening repertoire for the average player with white and a second for black. With white I would prefer a repertoire with 1.e4. In the repertoire videos you could focus more on the plans for one side (for example 1.e4 White side), which would be good and a difference to the other videos. Of course you have to name the counter plans, but I think you know what i mean.

  57. Luis Abelardo says:

    For some reason all the times I try to do this, black plays 2. …..d6, and I get lost. =P

  58. Richard Gardner says:

    Another great video – thanks – big fan of your work.

  59. John Cunningham says:

    Great video, subscribed. Odd though as I ended up here after searching for the McDonnell attack!

  60. Roberto Lazary says:

    Thanks – I like the Grand-Prix Attack very much and play it quite often with very good results!

  61. The Observer says:

    You have a great way of explaining things. I usually am not patient enough to listen to all the alternative lines out of a particular opening, but the way you describe it makes it so accessible to me. Subscribed!

  62. Brandon Zhang says:

    Finally a great answer to the Sicilian. I love playing e4 because the reuslts I get with 1) e4 e5 2)Nf3 Nc6 3) d4 exd4 4) Bc4 (scotch gambit). Sometimes when I face someone in the tourney that is known for their sicilian prowess, I often chicken out and go d4 (I do have a strong queen's gambit game though so it's not that bad)

    For black, I play semi-slave against d4 but I have trouble deciding between Scandinavian Defense/Icelandic Gambit and Caro-Kann against e4. Based on my white choices for openings, what do you think is best for me to play against e4. When I played scilian, I get many closed systems that get annoying to clear so hence my enjoyment of gambits :p

  63. Mark Boettger says:

    Near the end of the Grand Prix Attack video you recommend your video on the Closed Sicilian. I can't find it. Has that ever been published? BTW, thanks for the great videos. You obviously prepare a lot for these and it is appreciated!!

  64. Theo Dijkstra says:

    Yet another great video from US NM Dereque Kelley /

  65. pwner5012 says:

    I could watch you lecture about openings all day. I learn a lot when watching your videos!

  66. Sandeep Salwan says:

    How do you counter the Grand Prix?

  67. MrBodies07 says:

    This is maybe my favourite chess channel. Love your presentation style mate. Really professionally executed and great content as always.

  68. RECONQUISTA says:

    You are making great videos!

  69. Spiral81C1 says:

    Great video!

    Yesterday was the first time I tried it against a friend who recently started using the Sicilian Defense. Talk about blowing his position up, I took his rook and had a second queen by move nine and also had both his knight and dark squared bishop pinned.

    So the way this went down is I deviated from the lines in the video a little when I noticed an opening for check my friend had left by moving his f pawn out after the standard c5 and knight to c6 moves. He had two pawns on f6 and e6 and mine on e4 and f4. So instead of developing my second knight I left it in to allow a clear path for my queen to h5 and instead went straight for a pawn move to f5. Whether he captured this pawn or not my goal of having a pawn on f5 was still accomplished for my queen to h5 check. His response was just to move his pawn to e5 which opened things up for my light squared bishop on c4.

    So now the best part. Queen to h5 check. He blocks with a pawn to G6 which I take with my f5 pawn. Now he's in big trouble. If he took my pawn with his h pawn my queen gets his rook. If he allows my pawn another move it's on the g7 square threatening his rook and creating a discovery check. Now he had moved his knight on e7 and his only way to protect from checkmate so he blocked the queen with the knight to the G3 square but this pins the knight. Meanwhile, my pawn took his rook and became a second queen and it's only move nine!

    I'm loving this opening against the Sicillian Defense. Thanks!

  70. LEE BODADA says:

    I keep doing this to my strong friend and he keeps pushing the pawns

  71. LEE BODADA says:

    what do I do

  72. Romar Cabiedes says:

    In 14:20 if pawn takes pawn queen takes pawn knight c7 check attacking blacks queen and rook

  73. andraip says:

    Great video, very informative. Can't believe i had not found out about your channel before!

  74. Gregoryt700 says:

    Another absolutely first-rate presentation! Your explanations are so clear & deep, all too rare on many channels. Kudos to you, sir!

  75. Jignesh shah says:

    I think you have done pawn to f5 earlier i think you should have done it after blacks castle

  76. JustinC033 Γιασας says:

    Hey, would you mind uploading this pgn? This is how I've been playing this attack against a 1700+ computer. It falls for this line almost every time. Even at move 12, if black pushes the c pawn and gives a discovery, I've still had good results with this position. Also, if this line is sound, I believe the light squared bishop serves more of an aggressive purpose in the attack than perhaps the dark squared bishop. Here's the pgn:
    1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6
    4. f4 Bd7 5. a3 Nf6 6. Nf3 Na5
    7. Ba2 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2
    Qb6 10. d3 O-O 11. Rb1 Ng4 12.
    h3 Nf6 13. Be3 Nh5 14. Qf2 Bf6
    15. Bd2 Bxc3 16. Bxc3 Rfe8 17.
    Qh4 g6 18. g4 Ng7 19. Qf6 e5
    20. Qxf7+ Kh8 21. fxe5 Be6 22.
    Bxe6 Rf8 23. Qe7 Rae8 24. Qd7
    Rxe6 25. exd6 Rg8 26. Qxe6 Nc6
    27. Ng5 c4+ 28. Kg2 Ne5 29.
    Bxe5 h6 30. Qxg6 Qf2+ 31. Rxf2
    hxg5 32. Qh6#

  77. loveroflife1 says:


  78. dylantheretard says:

    I've watched your video several times and was able to beat 9 year old Magnus with this attack! Thanks Dereque!


    i request you to make some videos of reverse grand prix attact of english opening

  80. inordirection says:

    I think this is my favorite video you've made. Really clear and thorough.

  81. O P says:

    Is Sicilian most aggressive response to e4 If not which one is?

  82. David Willis says:

    Someone was really struggling to park that minivan in the background lol

  83. Nevo Krien says:

    at 951 its complitly fine taking the pawn with the knight as u are able to get 3 pawns for a knight and black has no where to castle

  84. Gaspar Sousa Couto says:

    The way you explain things is so good, with this video I understood the whole opening!

  85. Joseph Marcotte says:

    Mr. Kelly I'm waiting for your video presentation on the Danishish Gambit? White's King pawn opening game.

  86. gnanadeep edupulapati says:

    bro i want explaination of kings gambit

  87. Jelle says:

    16:50, what about Qc5+ ?

  88. Bendix Perschk says:

    I think he is great! Friendly, humble and brilliant =) Keep up the good work friend

  89. RobBCactive says:

    These videos on fundamentals of openings are great! Real quality and clarity.

  90. Matt Bell says:

    Never fails—whenever I get all interested in some opening, there’s always a Dereque Kelley video explaining it. Thanks. Loving the KID app btw!

  91. Ionesboule says:

    Great videos, very clear explanations and at the same time not too long, subbed

  92. Omkar Unde says:

    Pls make a video on Scheveningen variation of Sicilian defense.

  93. joene joene says:

    Lol, i saw this at chess club at the board next to me. Thanks for clearing it up. Now im prepared (evil laugh) great vid!

  94. Siempre miento says:

    What if black 3.e5? White loses a pawn then

  95. Annie Slagboom says:

    Your such a great teacher Dereque Kelley.

  96. Frank Hernandez says:

    Outstanding explanation. Thanks.

  97. Scott R says:

    Great lesson.

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  99. Nelson Maldonado says:

    Are you coming back

  100. Avo K says:

    hi, very good quality content, thanks for the video ! I just wanted to say that in the 5. Bb5 line, after 13. Qb4 black can push b5 because the "pin" on the rook like you say in the video doesn't work after Qb6+ 🙂

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