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 at the top are geared up for students that already understand chess as well as adults.

I'll have some better videos for younger students and beginners on separate pages below.

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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:

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/83579/#91436

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXyJdetptXg


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYtXMJjqfvw


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRy8A3-1A9I


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ALEPcUaSU


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo93mIhnDz4


7 Most Successful Gambits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjxYuTRG4RE

Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8XaRKCAfo


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlT3RjhuVHM                

                

A Brilliant Endgame Study

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNe4d47u1p4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y_jUGO5agg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4F77emUnqQ

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW81BAd2ins


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bkHvDd79Y


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEu3xT--f_k

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NwwKqLd1OY

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZtVxicqkAs


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v9KoTKAibA


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UCUgfg2kdI


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OScG6p3buuo

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How To Learn & Study Chess Openings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IegDENuxU4

Chess Visualizing: How To Remember Squares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i9wcusTwSo


10 Chess Tips To CRUSH Everyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGFl4GjVvrA


7 MOST COMMON Chess Mistakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXrKRA_KZ5k


EASY CHESS ENDGAMES: King & Pawns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCsc24k-Q8M


EASY CHESS ENDGAMES: Queen vs. Pawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q-TjB6YYRI


EASY CHESS ENDGAMES: Rook & Pawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMZJ9P2Hnq0


How To Solve Chess Puzzles | Improve Your Tactics & Visualization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWzltpXk2mg

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


https://www.chess.com/home

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

https://chessfox.com/free-chess-course-for-beginners/


HOW TO PLAY CHESS VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGuYHXfgDxY  12 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCSbzArwB10   31 minutes

Castling | How to Play Chess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcLYgXCkucc


Introduction to the 5 main objectives of a chess game

https://chessfox.com/introduction-to-the-5-main-objectives-of-a-chess-game/


Chess Openings – Ultimate Guide to the Openings of Chess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOGeEZ7iYSg


4 MOVE CHECK MATE VIDEOS....and more analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YezT87PSv6o  42 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyLxWIbjXUU  3 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQjoWaJtjk   14 minutes


13 Chess Middle Game Strategic Goals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBZL_uUX-7E


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ccnENhxBE


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbh2pRvM3aU


Chess Endgames: Checkmating with a Rook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOGeEZ7iYSg

Checkmating with a Lone Rook

http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/basic/r_k_mate/r_k_mate.htm


King & Rook Checkmate

https://completechesseducation.com/lessons/king-rook-checkmate/


6 checkmate patterns you MUST know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBZLU1FXhcI&


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

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/83579/

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    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59-9wSxTCg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdnvlntAQH8

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The magic of  chess:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlTEQZ5Sy4E


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    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7CT0kOm8Jk


Playing Your First Chess Moves, Part 2 | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mbJyj8zgvI


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. 


https://www.chess.com/join/chess-online-for-kids

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2CBlNGLwUw


After Castling in Chess | Back Rank Mates | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBXBE0F78xw


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkX90kPV2PE


The Pin | Tactics | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjpKC9SMvKs


The Skewer | Tactics | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KlDixnZMhM


Chess Tactics | Double Attack! | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2CBlNGLwUw


Tactics | Discovered Attacks and Double Checks | ChessKid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpuK-ft7yPI

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

https://www.chessable.com/blog/chess-notation-for-beginners/



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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsibNyWsCbI


How to Use Chess Notation | Chess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3H9M39bHsU

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:

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/92277/

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

https://www.dadsuggests.com/home/best-chess-apps

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