Top 5 Chess YouTube Channels!

Top 5 Chess YouTube Channels!

Apr 14, 2018, 3:51 PM |

I know that this day and age, you can do almost everything digitally. That includes learning chess. Two of my favorite ways to learn chess are here on, and on YouTube. Today, I'm going to write about the top 5 chess YouTube Channels that are great for learning about the game.


Number 5: John Bartholomew

John Bartholomew is an IM with a FIDE rating of 2455 and a USCF rating of 2541. John likes to posts videos of him playing blitz and bullet on popular chess sites such as He also posts instructional videos where he gives tips to become a better player. His most popular video is titled "My First Chess Opponent!" This video has over 700,000 views. John Bartholomew has a total of 53,000 subscribers and is constantly gaining more.


Number 4: ChessNetwork

ChessNetwork is a great YouTube channel made by an NM. He posts all kinds of videos, from checkmates to GM games to blitz tournaments on Lately, he uploaded all kinds of content about the candidates tournament. (Comment who you wanted to win.) ChessNetwork's most popular video is called "How Magnus Carlsen checkmated Bill Gates in 9 moves" This video has a mind blowing 4.1 million views! ChessNetwork has 245,000 subscribers. That is like five big sports stadiums of people! 


Number 3: thechesswebsite 

thechesswebstite is a YouTube channel created by an above 2,000 rated player that goes by the name of Kevin. Personally, I have learned about half of the openings I know from thechesswebsite. He has a video on every opening imaginable from the fried liver to the Dutch. Other than openings, Kevin posts content about famous games and traps. He also has another YouTube channel called themathworld. Kevin's most popular video is "Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings" with over 4 million views! thechesswebsite boasts a strong 260,000 subscribers.


Number 2: Joseph Truelson

Joseph Truelson is not very well known, and not very popular, but I think he is a great YouTuber. Before Joseph started a YouTube channel, he wrote blogs about his experience in tournaments. They are really good, go check them out a His youtube channel posts funny but instructional videos. He post him playing bullet and blitz games occasionally against his friends. Joseph has a chess rating above 2,000. His most popular video is called "My first YouTube Video, sort of." This has 330 views. Some of which from his 44 subscribers.


Number 1:

Come on, you really think I wouldn't put them at number one! If I did't the site would never make a top blogger! In all seriousness, is a great YouTube channel. Most of their video's are made by IM Daniel Rensch. There, he and other employee's create all kinds of videos. They have made almost 2,000 of them! On the YouTube channel, you can find video's from how to use the site to grandmaster game commentary to just simple intsructional videos. I like to watch there videos to keep up with the chess world and any events on the site. The most popular of their 1998 videos is "World Blitz Championship: Calrsen vs Le Quang Liem." This video has a ridiculous 1.6 million views. That is almost the entire popuation of Oslo, Norwey. has 168,000 subscribers and is gaining more each day. 



If anybody finds any incorrect information, please comment and I will fix it immediatly. Also, nice job reading my last blog, it got more views than any of my others had before I deleted them. Yes, people, I used to have about 15 articales that only my friends could see because it had personal information. I decided to delete them and go public with my blog. Have a great day, and as always, don't play the grob!