5 Chess Youtube Channels you must follow

Nowadays there is plenty of chess information online available for all. Books, blogs, opening files written by titled players, live transmission of top tournaments with comments by strong Grandmasters. However, having too much information sometimes makes it even more difficult to keep focused on the most interesting material.

If you like following chess on your screen, rather than reading, we have elaborated a list of Youtube Channels that you must follow:

Chess Video +

Chess Video + Is one of the greatest channels on Youtube. Full of tournament footage, blitz matches, the amount of videos stored on this channel is simply amazing. Our favorite site of all! Subscribe to this one!


ChessBlitz. This channel seems to be no longer updated. However, if you enjoy watching top Grandmasters playing blitz, this channel has a fairly long list of videos to keep you entertained.


Kingscrusher is mainly dedicated to analysis of important games from the past and present. The channel is ran by Fide Master Tryfon Gavriel and has over 6000 videos! We fully recommend you to subscribe to this channel.


Chessbrah is a channel ran mainly by GMs Eric Hansen (@hansenchess) and Robin Van Kampen (@GMrobinVK), although they sometimes bring other players to their endless online blitz sessions.


ChessExplained offers live blitz with comments, strategy lessons, famous games analyzed, videos on opening repertoire for both colors. It’s quite enjoyable to watch. The channel is ran by IM Christof Sielecki (@Chessexplained), a well known player from Germany who recently wrote a good book on the Nimzo and Bogo Defense.

Lastly, we would like to add one extra channel to this list, it is nowhere near as good as the ones mentioned above, but there will be new (and good) material in the future. Feel free to subscribe to ThinkingSquares on Youtube!



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2 Responses to 5 Chess Youtube Channels you must follow

  1. samwilkins983 says:

    I like how you talked about the amount of information online possibly being too much to process. My nephew is looking into joining the chess club at school and struggles with all the different information and tips he finds online. Maybe he should try getting lessons in-person with someone or something. http://chessteacher.com/

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