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This is a rating climb series (or speedrun) where I play games against players from different rating levels, starting at 600 and working all the way up to 2200. In this video I play players in the 1800 to 2000 range. I try to focus on the thought process behind the moves I’m making. You will learn all sorts of chess strategies, chess tactics, chess ideas, and chess concepts. I talk about how to think during a chess game and what the thought process should be. Beginner and intermediate chess players will benefit most from these free chess lessons.

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43 Comments

  1. At 24:24 how good of a move is f5 for white? Can someone give a continuation please if it's a bad move? Sorry I'm only about 1850 elo

  2. I think I’m on the next up and coming range πŸ˜‰

  3. Pls do more high probability opening traps, they really are entertaining and helpful

  4. Good stuff. Fun to see you struggling a bit. Nice fightback. 😁

  5. Great thing about struggling positions for more experienced players, beginners/intermediate players get to see a touch of class.

  6. Thank you, i just reach the 1800 and i cn't Wait to get higher, this helado so much, greetings

  7. i like that you share what you were thinking. i'm hoping some of your thoughts rub off on me. Thanks!!!!!

  8. 11:22 Qxa7 would have imo been better choice (he is already down a rook, so it's not quite good enought tho)
    for example
    Qxa7 Qe6 Ne5 Qxe5?? Bg4 could have been a good try πŸ˜€

  9. I am struggling to see why at 31:33 if he plays g3 followed by kh1 (rather than taking the rook on f2 with the white queen) that it's mate in 5 (-M5).

  10. Awesome videos πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  11. How could anyone possibly dislike this great video? Unless, of course, the one dislike is from the 1800 player who lost the game…. πŸ™‚

  12. The best lesson and walk through. Thank you

  13. You are the best teacher/instructor I have found on YouTube. I Have have multiple chess sets, irrelevant but I do like wooden chess sets, and am looking to get back into it but feel overwhelmed to even start playing again. Your channel makes me more confident to start playing again because your explanation of concepts and theories is so well thought out.

  14. SO you should exchange when up material and Also while down material? I'm confused

  15. In the second game, i would have traded the rook for his bishop

  16. The 1 dislike is from the opponent who lost.

  17. you still quick reaction even though in tough position

  18. You wouldn’t be just taking the knight on 1st rank. It’s checkmate. Also he could take your A7 pawn and checkmate you next instead of retreating to H 4

  19. I enjoyed both games but the 2nd one was extremely instructive. More like this mixed in with your other lessons would be great. Love watching analysis of games. This is helping my own analysis.

  20. 17:56 why is Bc4 actually a blunder according to stockfish? The evaluationbar goes from completly winning to only a slight advantage

  21. The English subtitles on the board is is obscuring the view of pieces. How to avoid it.

  22. 11:24 what if he took the h pawn with his queen? Threatens mate you have to move the queen and then mayhe his rook can be free or he mates idk

  23. Maybe I'm missing something, but it looks like taking the Knight with the Queen would've been a better move for White than King H1 or H2 to get out of that last check situation. With that threat eliminated, and equal pawns on the board, he MIGHT have been able to push for a draw, or even sneak in a win with excellent pawn movement. I think I'm missing something in my calculations, tho. Can you take another look and tell me what I'm missing?

  24. Man oh man! From bad position flipping it to a good position! This is always my situation trying to challenge Deep Rybka, Fritz and Shredderat an elo rating of 1,600 to 2,000. DAMN IT I NEVER WON! But I can defeat 1,550 and below.

  25. I proudly noticed at 7:34 you could’ve played knight takes bishop check then when he recaptures with rook you can play queen d3 takes threatening mate as well as his unprotected rook

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