Punishing Opening Errors
Get the maximum from the opening
Have you ever faced opponents who deviate from opening theory rather early? Has your opponent ever made early opening mistakes that you weren't able to exploit? If so, come study Chess University's "Punishing Opening Errors" video course by Coach Ryan Murphy.
This 90-minute course was created to directly address a common question received when Ryan was analyzing lots of games for Chess University. Students acknowledged that their opponents had played a slow or sub-optimal move in the opening but were sometimes unable to punish it.
Study this course to learn when to strike quickly using forcing play and when to patiently optimize piece placement in order to nurse a small, static advantage. The course contains many bits of practical advice on how to further improve at punishing opening errors as well as tips for studying classical games to gain an intuitive sense for the initiative.
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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.
StartIntro Video Lesson - Punishing Opening Errors - Ryan Murphy (18:24)
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StartVideo Lesson #1 - Punishing Slow Play - Ryan Murphy (27:07)
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StartVideo Lesson #2 - Don't Overreact - Ryan Murphy (26:24)
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StartVideo Lesson #3 - Knowing Common Ideas - Ryan Murphy (24:09)
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