Anish Giri teaches the Italian

by ChessBase
1/21/2022 – If you want to learn more about the Italian Game, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4, is there a better teacher than Anish Giri? The Dutch GM (of Nepalese/Russian extraction) is number seven in the world, with a 2772 rating. In a very instructive video, Anish tells you everything you need to know about this opening. The two-hour streaming session with ChessBase India is most entertaining, and at the same time wonderfully instructive. Take this boost to your tournament performance and make the most of it!

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The Italian Game is one of the oldest known chess openings, developed by players such as Damiano and Polerio in the 16th century, and later expanded on by Greco in 1620. It is an opening that has been comprehensively analyzed for more than three centuries.

The Italian Game, often called the Giuoco Piano, begins with the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 and has ten codes in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings: C50–C54 for the Giuoco Piano, and C55–C59 for the Two Knights Variation.

Here is the session in which Anish Giri discussed the Italian Game with chess trainer and ChessBase India CEO Sagar Shah, himself an IM with two GM norms. Enjoy:

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