Since its inception, YouTube has been a breeding ground for all kinds of content creators. From vloggers to musicians, YouTubers have found success in a wide variety of genres. One particular type of content that has seen a surge in popularity in recent years is chess videos.
There are chess channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, and some of the most popular videos on the platform are chess-related. So, what is it about chess videos that has people so hooked? Let’s take a look at a few reasons why people love chess videos on YouTube.
For one, chess is a highly strategic game that requires a great deal of thought and planning. This makes for interesting and engaging content to watch. People enjoy watching chess videos because they can see the thought process of the players as they make their moves.
Another reason people enjoy chess videos is that they are often very exciting. While some people might find the game of chess to be slow and boring, the top-level matches can be full of suspense and drama. The best chess videos on YouTube capture this excitement and give viewers a front row seat to some of the most intense moments in the game.
Finally, people love chess videos on YouTube because they are a great way to learn about the game. There are many instructional videos available that can teach viewers the basics of how to play chess. These videos can be extremely helpful for those who are new to the game or for those who want to brush up on their skills.
List of the Top Ranked Chess YouTube Channels and Videos
When searching for any type of videos online, you are going to get millions of results. Outside of Google, YouTube is simply the best place to find the right video content and information you are looking for. To help in this process, we’ve listed some of the best Chess YouTube channels to help in your discovery process.
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Channel info - Hello everyone!
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Channel info - Chess.com is the #1 chess site in the world! Visit chess.com/register to sign up and start playing free online chess as well as learn chess rules, openings, and strategies. You can also solve chess puzzles, watch the world’s top chess events, and so much more! Or download our app at chess.com/play/apps and play chess on your phone. With over 30 million members, you’ll always find a game.
Our YouTube channel is your go-to source for chess lessons, tips, high-profile games of Grandmasters, coverage of top-level chess tournaments, and everything in between. Video authors include World Champion Magnus Carlsen, U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura, Chief Chess Officer of Chess.com Daniel Rensch, chess commentator and GM Robert Hess, Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, and many more!
Channel info - All chess videos are brought to you by thechesswebsite.com.
From an early age I started playing chess. Once I began to get older I played competitively on a regular basis. Since I first learned how to play chess, I have learned many things, some basic and some advanced. All that I have learned I hope to teach through YouTube.
Feel free to let me know if there are any videos in particular that you would like me to make. Thanks!
Be sure to visit www.thechesswebsite.com to see more chess discussion and strategy.
Channel info - The Saint Louis Chess Club brings in a rotation of the top players in the country to fill the role of Resident Grandmaster. These top players present lectures to our Chess Club members each week, and we offer everything from kids and adult beginner classes to advanced lectures featuring in-depth Grandmaster analysis. We capture these lectures and share them on YouTube in an effort to make the game of chess more accessible, and more fun. Watch. Share. Enjoy!
Channel info - Chess24 is a chess content hub for players of all levels. Our YouTube Channel showcases our chess content such as: "Banter Blitz" in which premium users can challenge chess grandmasters including World Champion Magnus Carlsen! We also cover all major chess tournaments using our unique broadcast technology, some of our commentators included GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Peter Svidler, GM Alexander Grischuk, IM Anna Rudolf and many more! chess24 is also a leader in chess education with video series from GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Iossif Dorfman and GM Laurent Fressinet! You can explore more on our website chess24.com
Channel info - Greetings! My name is IM John Bartholomew (FIDE: 2446, USCF: 2534). I'm a 34 year-old chess professional from Minnesota, USA, and I post instructional chess content and bullet/blitz/standard videos recorded on popular sites like Chess.com, ICC, and lichess.org.
If you're a new chess player, I recommend beginning with my series "Chess Fundamentals" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao9iOeK_jvU) and "Climbing the Rating Ladder" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2huVf1l4UE).
I also stream on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/johnbartholomew
Check out the chess platform I co-founded, Chessable, for free chess courses: https://www.chessable.com/
I offer private online chess lessons. If you'd like to get in touch, please click on "For business inquiries" below and send me an email. Best wishes for your chess improvement!
Channel info - IChess is the home of the largest FREE chess video collection of Grandmaster and master content on the internet! The best chess players and coaches in the world have got you covered with expert lessons covering everything from chess openings to tactics and strategy, chess history and game analysis. Whatever your skill level, you'll find the chess training you are looking for.
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Channel info - Name: Gunjan Jani
Title: Arena Grand Master (AGM)
Fide Arean Rating: 2250+
(Chess.com) Rating: 2250+
(Lichess.org) Rating: 2250+
GJ_Chess Channel is design to provide various chess aspects (Ex. Openings, traps, Attack etc.) publicly free to all level of chess players.
Channel info - Thank you for visiting Chess School channel.
Here you will find: The greatest chess games ever played, the immortal chess games, the best games from the latest tournaments, world champion's games, instructive chess games, famous players games and much more.
You will have fun while watching these videos and your chess skills will improve
Some people claim that their rating has improved by 300 Elo points after watching these videos.
This channel will surely open new horizons for you.
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Channel info - Welcome! My name is Tryfon Gavriel. I am a passionate Chess Enthusiast 🙂
♚My Chess Courses: https://kingscrusher.tv/chesscourses
♚Challenge me for a chess game: https://kingscrusher.tv
♚Join my Discord: https://kingscrusher.tv/discord
I aim to analyse entertain and "Edutain" with the most exciting and instructive chess games that I find 🙂
1. World Champions and Masters E.g. Carlsen, Kasparov, Karpov, Fischer, Capablanca, Tal, Morphy
2. Exceptional games generally
2. Cutting edge Neural networks and AI - Alpha Zero, leela chess, Stockfish, etc.
3. Openings and Traps e.g. Queens Gambit traps, Sicilian Defence, French Defence, Ruy Lopez.
4. Live commentary games
If that sounds like something that can help improve or enthuse your chess, then make sure to join me by subscribing and do check out my courses as well 🙂
Channel info - Grandmaster Daniel King shares his expertise and passion for the game of chess. It's free to subscribe. If you like these short clips, do check out his Power Play DVD series in the ChessBase shop (link below).
Channel info - This is the Chess Channel of Christof Sielecki. I am an International Master from Germany with an Elo Rating of 2441 (April 2017).
On this channel I present various chess videos, ranging from online blitz videos with commentary to various other subjects. Suggestions for future videos are welcome!
Channel info - Hello everyone and welcome to our chess channel!
Chessfactor is a free chess learning website for players who want to get better at chess. We know that learning chess and improving your skills is a challenging and time-consuming task, which is even more complicated by the amount of material out there. We therefore, established Chessfactor to provide a structured learning platform with content created by international chess masters and their teaching experiences. Whether you`re an absolute beginner or advanced player we offer different guided learning paths and various interactive courses for any level.
Here on this channel, we will regularly upload videos about different topics such as opening theory, opening traps, chess strategy, master game analysis and much more. Following this channel will help you to get better at chess.
If you like the content, it would mean the world to us if you subscribe to the channel.
Be sure to visit our free website www.chessfactor.com
Channel info - This channel covers 'impressive' chess positions from the history of the game and from current top level tournaments. I also have a series of games played by Viewers. I post a new video every Thursday and Sunday.
My other channel 'Chess to Progress' is more aimed at novice and improving players. This is the link:
If you would like to support the channel, please do so through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ChessToImpress
Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/Chess_to_Impress
Channel info - The mission of this channel is to help your improvement in various aspects of chess such as opening, middle game, endgame, tactics, strategy, rules & regulations and much more. This channel is for everyone and the main focus is to help the beginners and amateurs.
X Chess Academy - Chess Academy in Kelantan, Malaysia
Location: In front of Kompleks Balai Islam Lundang, Kota Bharu
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• Weekly Class at the Academy
• Private Coaching
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• Online Chess Class
• Chess Workshop
• Chess Tournament Organizer
Registration & Inquiry, Call / Whatsapp:
+6 019-9917914 (Mr. Yusri - Academy Manager)
Let's play chess & activate your brain!
Channel info - Welcome to Epic Chess!
My name's James Gardner and I've been playing chess in the UK for over 25 years and coaching for more than 15 years now. On this channel I will report on and analyse the greatest super GM games from around the globe. I will largely follow the super GM tournaments but also delve into the amazing immortal games of the past.
I've been watching chess on YouTube now since 2006 and so I am a huge fan first and foremost. I love watching the latest Super GM games and have great fun making these videos, diving deep into the games to unpick all of the different strategic and tactical ideas.
I hope that you enjoy the channel and that, as well as being entertained, you also start to learn more about positional chess and common tactical motifs to help your own chess improve fast!
💲If you would like to support the channel with a donation then please use: paypal.me/EpicChess
Thank you for your support!
Channel info - Chessunblocked is a community for learning, enjoying and improving at Chess.
Our YouTube channel is your go-to source for high quality chess videos, which includes chess games, classics, chess tournaments and news. Chessunblocked provides you with the best tips to rapidly improve your game.
Our channel is unique as it provides instructive chess material on lesser covered topics like defence, endgames, chess problems and studies. Thus, helping you to become the best version of yourself and realise your ultimate chess dream.
Our aim is to make chess the most popular sport and we will achieve it!
Channel info - Hello Everyone !! Welcome to my channel Chess365. If you enjoy attacking chess and brilliant sacrifices to win the chess games , you have come to the right place. I love analysing old attacking chess games and I hope you will also love these sacrifices and brilliant moves. Thank you
Channel info - This channel is about chess, and is Created by me ,Damion Coppedge, I am a poet, a chess teacher, a Buddhist. I honed these aspects of my life during the 22 years I spent in prison.I am now making my way in the world since my release on July 31, 2019.I appeared in The Altamont Enterprise ,an Albany New York news paper,six years ago in a chess column written by the late Clarksville lawyer and activist, Peter Henner. We played chess by mail. I have also corresponded with the young chess prodigy from Uganda, Phiona Mutesi, who lived in the slums of Katwe. Disney made a film, “Queen of Katwe,” about her meteoric rise in the chess world, based on a book by Tim Crothers, (The book is also titled The Queen of Katwe)which includes a letter from Myself to Phiona. The Altamont did a podcast which starts with Me reading one of my poems and ends with motivational words.
Channel info - Hi guys,
This channel is to help you improve in various aspects of chess like rules, openings, strategies and much more. This channel is for everyone and is mainly focused on helping beginners and amateurs. This channel is considered to be in the Top 15 Chess Youtube Channels. The link to this is below in the links section.
For any queries you can mail me at : email@example.com
Channel info - Welcome to Aaryan's chess channel™.
In this channel you all will get videos related to chess, grandmasters, gameplays and lot of interesting videos.
So stay tuned and if you all are enjoying my videos then subscribe to my channel.
Channel info - Why another chess channel?
I just thought this would help me and maybe some of you improve in chess.
There are a lot of people out there like me who can't afford a decent coach, not even a subscription to a chess website.
So, maybe we can help each other out here in youtube.
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