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  • 15 months ago · Quote · #1

    webmaster

    Think you have what it takes to provide entertaining, educational commentary while playing live blitz games?

    Here's your chance to prove it!

    If you don't already, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, check out some of IM Danny Rensch's latest Bullet Brawl and Live Blitz Session videos to see what we mean!

    Other popular YouTube Channels that include examples of what we want can be found here:

    ChessNetwork;

    OnlineChessLessons;

    ChessExplained;

    What are we looking for? 

    1) Someone who can record their own videos, edit / upload them!

    2) No, you don't have to be a Grandmaster to do this! The technical skill to record, and the personality to entertain are the most important factors here. 

    Yes, there is consistent, *paid* work on the other side of this tryout for the winners!

    Let the games begin!

    Post the link to your YouTube tryout in this forum thread! Encourage your friends (especially any Expert Level + players) to give it a shot!

    Someone out there could become one of the new faces of Chess.com's YouTube Channel!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #2

    Mainline_Novelty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzps6kjjpH0

    Does the tryout have to be a blitz game? I don't have time to record one now, but the link is to a Simul I did a while back...a so-so effort IMO, but still. I'm ~2000 OTB btw.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #3

    Phylar

    Not sure my somewhat dry humor would go over well xD

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #4

    205thsq

    "The unemployed chess addict" Ep.1 Chess.com's open audition

    What some would call unemployed i call "trial retirement". I spend my days pirating wifi so i can get my fix of online chess. My favorite website is chess.com and when they announced open auditions for their YouTube channel... i got on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. Unfortunately my computer is so old the power supply came with a pacemaker. Sorry about the lag but i hope the commentary provides some compensation. I can easily fix it for future episodes I just gotta talk my wife into cranking the hand crank on the video card. Im telling ya my computer is so old my dad thought it was a microwave! ~enjoy~ 

    http://youtu.be/b_8PeiBz2RM

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    chasm1995

    I think I could only do it if your audiance was players rated below 400.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    binblaster

    Mainline_Novelty wrote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzps6kjjpH0

    Does the tryout have to be a blitz game? I don't have time to record one now, but the link is to a Simul I did a while back...a so-so effort IMO, but still. I'm ~2000 OTB btw.

    Nice video - I enjoyed the commentary :-)

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    Mainline_Novelty

    binblaster wrote:
    Mainline_Novelty wrote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzps6kjjpH0

    Does the tryout have to be a blitz game? I don't have time to record one now, but the link is to a Simul I did a while back...a so-so effort IMO, but still. I'm ~2000 OTB btw.

    Nice video - I enjoyed the commentary :-)

    lol thanks...I don't have a shot anymore though now that the titled players have shown up :P

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    PhilTheChessCoach

    http://youtu.be/FPfAvgGcfCk

    Phil "The Chess Coach" - holla' at ya boy ;-)

    Phil "The Chess Coach" says: "Play Chess! It makes you smarter." //||\\

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    PeterLalic

    Hi, I have a small viewership at https://www.youtube.com/user/DraganLalic

    Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6OAQ8OMYGk

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    JamieKowalski

    Fun to see the different styles of presentation.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    GreenCastleBlock

    http://youtube.com/GreenCastleBlock

    Disclaimer: I find playing Live Blitz with running commentary is difficult and most of my games are played with guest players or players rated somewhat under me.  Also, I have not played blitz online for a couple years.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #15

    MJ4H

    Made this video today for this thread.  Sorry for being ugly :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q40nFMbGJlo

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #16

    julmibaba

    Hi there..Below is the link of my youtube channel. I have over 2400+ subscribers. Kindly have a look at some of my recent videos..thx :)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/gunj17

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #17

    pisher

    I'd like to try to make a video, but how do I do it?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #19

    SuperSikh23

    look at my channel over 5,000 view, 6 subs, do u guys think i should start doing chess ?? http://www.youtube.com/firestorm1122

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #20

    bg424jg

    Portland Chess Shop used to make some quality stuff for YouTube. I like KingsCrusher & Daniel King's PowerPlay Chess best. Glad to see chess.com is finally addressing their deficiencies in the vlog arena. Hope it's not already too late. Gotta mention Mato Jelic too - his stuff is great too. Thanks for reading.


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