Chess videos for improving skills
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Started by metmike - April 22, 2022, 12:08 a.m.

These are several of my favorite sources below!

 They are just a tiny fraction of the many wonderful sources online.

These instructional videos on this page are geared up for students that already understand chess as well as adults.

There are some better videos for younger students and beginners on separate pages below.

1-4-23: These videos are perfect for students/adults that want to self teach at their own pace when/where its convenient. Beginners, start here:


More experienced players:

35 Vital Chess Principles | Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame Principles - Chess Strategy and Ideas

21 Positional Chess Concepts   -   Chess Strategies You NEED TO KNOW - Chess Principles and Ideas

8 Chess Concepts Every Chess Player Should Know - Chess Principles, Ideas, Strategies and Tips

Top 18 Attacking Principles/Concepts In Chess - How To Attack Correctly - How To Sacrifice Pieces!

The Top 23 Checkmate Patterns | Most Important Mating Patterns In Chess | Chess Tactics and Ideas

7 Most Successful Gambits

Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings

Surprisingly Tricky, Extremely Fun - The Wasp Variation of the Elephant Gambit!                


A Brilliant Endgame Study


Chess Masterclass: 5 Step Thinking Strategy | Best Tips, Tactics, Moves & Ideas for Beginners

ALL Chess Tactics Explained |Chess Strategy, Moves, Ideas & Basics for Beginners| How to Play Chess

Traxler Counter Attack: Chess Opening Tricks to WIN Fast |Checkmate Moves, Strategy, Gambit & Ideas

Fishing Pole Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to WIN Games Fast: Secret Checkmate Strategy, Moves & Ideas

Legal's Mate Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to Fool Your Opponent & Win Fast: Secret Moves & Strategy

Chess Opening Tricks to WIN Fast: Englund Gambit Traps, Moves & Ideas | Best Checkmate Strategy

Chess Opening TRICK to Fool Your Opponent: Tennison Gambit - Strategy & Moves to Trap Black Queen

Two Knights Defense Traps: Chess Opening Tricks to Win Fast |Best Checkmate Moves, Strategy & Ideas

Poison Pawn Trap: Chess Opening TRICK to Win Fast: Secret Checkmate Moves, Strategy & Ideas

Elephant Trap: Chess Opening Tricks in the Queen’s Gambit Declined | Tricky Moves, Tactics & Ideas


How To Learn & Study Chess Openings

Chess Visualizing: How To Remember Squares

10 Chess Tips To CRUSH Everyone

7 MOST COMMON Chess Mistakes




How To Solve Chess Puzzles | Improve Your Tactics & Visualization


By metmike - April 22, 2022, 12:26 a.m.
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Great site to get chess puzzles and more:

By metmike - April 22, 2022, 12:06 p.m.
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Here are some wonderful video's to help beginners and young students. I intentionally used numerous sources so you can sample different ones. If you have a favorite, use that particular source for additional videos.

In searching for more new chess videos for the first time in a few years, I was blown away by how many wonderful sources there are. This is just a tiny sample of what's out there!

Free Chess Course For Beginners

HOW TO PLAY CHESS VIDEOS  12 minutes   31 minutes

Castling | How to Play Chess

Introduction to the 5 main objectives of a chess game

Chess Openings – Ultimate Guide to the Openings of Chess

4 MOVE CHECK MATE VIDEOS....and more analysis  42 seconds  3 minutes   14 minutes

13 Chess Middle Game Strategic Goals

How to do a rook roller mate in chess! Chess Basics

How to Checkmate with Queen & King | Chess Basics for Beginners | Chess Endgame Strategy to WIN

Chess Endgames: Checkmating with a Rook

Checkmating with a Lone Rook

King & Rook Checkmate

6 checkmate patterns you MUST know

If you understand most of this, you are ready for the tips at the top!

By metmike - Dec. 13, 2022, 11:33 p.m.
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Please scroll up for previous posts and scroll down for later posts.

With chess starting at our 5 schools again last week, (we have over 270 studentd signed up)  I found a few great new videos to help our beginners that are learning how to play  for the first time as well as others. 

12-31-22 update: We have over 290 signed up now.

1-4-23 update: We have over 310 signed up this year.......the most ever in the past 25 years!

At the (3)  K-6 schools, we have several dozen young beginners. Many of the videos below are PERFECT for them to learn chess.

Additional videos provide great lessons on core chess principles for advancing to whatever level the user is motivated to reach. 

Have fun and happy learning!


      How to Set Up a Chess Board | Chess Rules for Kids, Coaches & Parents | ChessKid


      How to Play Chess | Chess Rules for Beginners, Kids, Coaches & Parents | ChessKid


The magic of  chess:

By metmike - Jan. 1, 2023, 4:39 p.m.
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More great ChessKid  videos teaching wonderful principles for beginners.

      Playing Your First Chess Moves - Part 1 | ChessKid

Playing Your First Chess Moves, Part 2 | ChessKid

By metmike - Jan. 1, 2023, 4:47 p.m.
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From  ChessKid, 35 wonderful videos for beginners!

How to Play Chess — Beginner Videos ✨   

metmike: Go to that link and scroll down for more than 35 different videos/lessons. Your child can watch these and learn at their own pace.

Having a chess set at home is a great idea too.

By metmike - Jan. 3, 2023, 12:02 a.m.
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I haven't played chess on the internet for many years and have not tested this site for doing that but feel extremely confident that it's an outstanding place for young people to play live games.....which is the best way to get better.

When I get the chance, I'll  do it myself and have comments/suggestions.

This is the link to sign up at.

Chess Online For Kids

By metmike - Jan. 3, 2023, 12:46 p.m.
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I've shifted these links to the bottom, so all the beginners videos above are together.

How Do I Castle in Chess? | Castling | ChessKid

After Castling in Chess | Back Rank Mates | ChessKid

How To Spot Good And Bad Chess Pieces? Like This.

The Pin | Tactics | ChessKid

The Skewer | Tactics | ChessKid

Chess Tactics | Double Attack! | ChessKid

Tactics | Discovered Attacks and Double Checks | ChessKid

By metmike - Jan. 5, 2023, 10:36 p.m.
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Learning to do notation.

They require students competing above 3rd grade to notate at many US Chess Federation rated tournaments, like the Scholastic Chess of Indiana tournaments in our state.

Each of the 64 squares on a chess board has an identity using its file(letter) and rank(number) 

Each piece, other than the pawn has a capital letter to identify it.

Here's more:

Chess Notation for Beginners

Rules of Chess : How to Use Chess Notation : How to Play Chess

How to Use Chess Notation | Chess

By metmike - Jan. 20, 2023, 1 a.m.
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Learning from chess tutorials is extremely helpful to develop chess skills but the only way to apply the lessons is to play others and the best way to do that is at chess tournaments!

Here's a great one:

By metmike - Jan. 21, 2023, 1:05 a.m.
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Some great links for kids to play chess online:

These are the best chess apps for kids and chess lovers. Discover the best apps for android or iOS for the chess fan in your family. Whether you want to play games, solve puzzles, or simply study - these apps have everything fans of chess need. #che…