Punishing Opening Errors

Get the maximum from the opening

Learn how to punish your opponent's opening errors with Chess University's "Punishing Opening Errors" chess course by Ryan Murphy.

Do you struggle to exploit early deviations from opening theory by your opponent? Are you unable to punish your opponent's sub-optimal opening moves? If so, you're not alone.

In fact, this course was designed in response to a common question received when coach Ryan Murphy was analyzing games of Chess University students. Players recognized that their opponents were playing slow or sub-optimal moves in the opening, but sometimes couldn't punish them.

In this course, Ryan Murphy will teach you when to strike quickly using forcing play and when to optimize piece placement patiently to maintain a small, static advantage in the opening. You'll also learn practical tips on how to improve at punishing opening errors by studying classical games to gain an intuitive sense of the initiative.

Course Includes:

  • 90 minutes of videos for beginner and intermediate chess players (900-1500 Elo)
  • 4 video lessons: intro, punishing slow play, when to not overreact, and common ideas you must know
  • 4 PGN files associated with each chess lesson on punishing opening errors

What You Will Learn:

  • How to identify and exploit early deviations from opening theory by your opponent
  • When to use forcing play to quickly strike and when take a strategic approach
  • Practical tips on how to improve at identifying and punishing opening errors
  • Tips for studying classical games to gain an intuitive sense of the initiative

Start extracting the most out of the opening phase by signing up for Chess University's "Punishing Opening Errors" course today!

Your Instructor

Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

USCF Expert Ryan Murphy is a chess coach from Wisconsin who joined Chess University in 2016. He works behind the scenes as the Operations Manager and has also helped teach live lessons in the Prodigy Program and analyzed hundreds of student games.

Ryan started playing tournament chess at the age of 17 and is currently working towards the goal reaching the USCF title of National Master. Ryan teaches many private students online and works for a chess academy in Wisconsin, teaching chess in after-school programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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