Youtube channels to learn chess

Celtic_King

chessdiagnostic is fantastic. really helped my game. look at my stats, ive gained over 130 points in the last month purely from this guy and john bartholemew. admittedly im only in the 1300-1400 bracket but really good help for people my level i think

BasicChess22

MetalRatel wrote:

I've watched a number of John Bartholomew's videos and I like his style of presentation. He's one of the few YouTube channels to do over-the-board presentations and I have been experimenting with this style myself. Anyone else like this format?

Yeah the over the board stuff really helps me visualize playing on the board. Most of what I do is online and everytime I get in front of a board I feel like I'm at a disadvantage. That and also over the board just feels more real. It's hard not to like it

Psychamok
SiddheshThosar wrote:
EzioAuditore96 wrote:
SiddheshThosar wrote:

GJ chess

No.

Why

The whole thing has always seemed a little bit false to me, for example his dirty chess tricks videos. Now I'm not saying that they don't work, they do, however in nearly every video he shows them in he claims they're from one of his games. I just find it hard to believe that all of these lines are lines he's personally played. Seems like a shortcut way of looking at chess that doesn't allow for real improvement in the long run. I could be wrong about the GJ chess channel though, not sure what others think of it but no one else has recommended it so far.

Chesserroo2

I watched Magnus Carlsen plays the MC App. It is instructional. Not on one topic, but several different mentions as they pop up.

h4_explosive

most educational and nicest teacher is easily John Bartholomew. funniest is by far Simon Williams aka GingerGm.

robbie_1969
h4_explosive wrote:

most educational and nicest teacher is easily John Bartholomew. funniest is by far Simon Williams aka GingerGm.

Bartholomew is lame man, real lame, even the BYP is more educational than him.  Williams is equally as useless.  Only decent channel is NM Rob King and the Metrowest chess club, but its not for the spoonfed. wink.png

eulers_knot

I'll second ChessNetwork's channel.   Chess and Scholastic Center of St. Louis has some good, some bad videos; I like Seirawan's videos there. 

robbie_1969

the rookfellows were also legend but not for mamas boys.

EndgameStudier

SUREN, the chesswebsite, Kingschrusher, and Kausm are the best youtube chess videos

1stKnight619

mikecantreed1 wrote:

1stKnight619 wrote:

try watching The Great Carlini's Games/Coffee Chess. Also check out Dereque Kelly

 

Lol you should probably make your sarcasm more obvious to a beginner.  

I thought your mom was a beginner

ichiro_bloodmoon

captaintugwash wrote:

For interesting and informative annotations of historical games, try @agadmator.

I'm subscribed to his channel as well. 😎

1stKnight619

1stKnight619 wrote:

mikecantreed1 wrote:

1stKnight619 wrote:

try watching The Great Carlini's Games/Coffee Chess. Also check out Dereque Kelly

 

Lol you should probably make your sarcasm more obvious to a beginner.  

I thought your mom was a beginner

there would've been no need for smartass-ism

JNJClapton

What about Ben Finegold from the St. Louis Chess Club? I kinda like him too

eulers_knot
JNJClapton wrote:

What about Ben Finegold from the St. Louis Chess Club? I kinda like him too

I have watched quite a few of Finegold's St. Louis videos.  They made me laugh; quite a bit, actually.  But ultimately I did not find them that useful for improving my chess.  He's got the Finegold rules, such as "Never play f3" or "Always play Kb1".  "Never Trade".  "Always Repeat".  Are these useful?

h4_explosive
robbie_1969 wrote:
h4_explosive wrote:

most educational and nicest teacher is easily John Bartholomew. funniest is by far Simon Williams aka GingerGm.

Bartholomew is lame man, real lame, even the BYP is more educational than him.  Williams is equally as useless.  Only decent channel is NM Rob King and the Metrowest chess club, but its not for the spoonfed.

hahaha. what a ridiculous  posting.

robbie_1969

You know its true, cite a single idea that you learned from Bartholomew or any of those other lamebos and actually managed to apply in a game. NM Rob King is where you wanna go to learn ideas.  Metrowest Chess Club, free master lessons from someone who knows how to teach.

ValleyGirlPoo

Seems like a lack of shows or something. It's the weekend, where is everyone?

jdroli1070

for the love of God, don't watch GJchess. His videos are for much higher rated players. They can be quite entertaining for lower rated players, though! Knight to E5...bam!

85_PorsheTurbo

I would be unfair If I wouldn't mention "chessaudiobooks" yt here, A black brother bringing some games with great play, mental ease and emphasizing ability. We are talking here about learning. This guy has whole games. Got passion, and holds no secrets. He has minimal reach of 300 +/- per vid. Definitely, deserve to have more.

Piperose
rdmccarthy wrote:
ChessNetwork is incredible, check out his standard games. For some high level calculation check Kingscrusher

Good picks, Chess Network is definitely helpful!