How To Play Chess: The Ultimate Beginner Guide

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How to play chess properly, a guide for beginners. This guide is designed to teach you chess basics, chess openings, endgames, tactics, and strategy.

0:00 INTRO
1:01 CHESS BOARD
2:22 HOW THE PIECES MOVE
7:25 ATTACK, DEFEND, VISION
10:40 CHECK & CHECKMATE
13:51 OPENINGS
21:47 TACTICS BASICS
24:27 ENDGAMES
28:25 STUDY PLAN

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500 Comments

  1. Pov youre good at chess but you watch the full video for no reasonxd

  2. As a kid I was like “no thanks I’ll stick with checkers” but now I really want to learn.

  3. I enjoy playing, but I feel my games always end in one mistake from me or my opponent and then a slow grinding down, it's fun but frustrating at the same time. I wish I could play just one game where me and my opponent both play perfectly and there's a winner

  4. When I was a kid, my parents got me a CD Rom chess adventure game called Majestic Chess. I still can't beat one of the puzzles on level two. It talks about using forks to capture the enemy's queen, but I haven't beat it in over 20 years and I've basically given up. I would say "what am I missing" but you'd need to see the puzzle I guess.

  5. oh this was so helpful, i immediately booted up my chess app and felt so much more in control of the board because of the principles here. then my finger slipped and I lost my queen and had to ragequit but the second the red mist fades I am so keen to try again

  6. after so many years and i don't still feel safe Levy

  7. Now I'm pretty new to chess, but I always thought Gotham was based on Chicago, not New York

  8. man, you wanna make me forget chess so i can learn it again.

  9. I cry bc i could win even begginner player i could't win it so pls teach me a lesson

  10. Do you have to use a specific and named opening to win over a long period?

  11. I'm no expert but from what I have read. The game is designed to be fair neutral with no advantage to either side white has a slight advantage over black simply because white moves first white is said to have the initiative to demonstrate what this means set up two White rooks to Black rooks forming a battery on the same file on an open board the side to move first has the advantage or initiative so white is offense and black is defense from the start of the game black is one step or move behind White black gains the initiative when white makes passive or non-threatening moves that do not require a particular response chess is some 2,000 years old originated in India the rules for the movement of the pieces have changed over time it used to be that pawns only moved one square at a time that rule was revised to speed up the game so a pawn can move to squares on the first move somebody don't know who decided that it was an unfair advantage in the end game for a pawn to move to squares since pawn promotion is a crucial Factor in the end game so they came up with on Passat in passing pawn rule so if you have a pawn 5 squares or rows ranks up and your opponent has a pawn on its original start square on an adjacent file and tries to use the two move rule to sneak past your pawn creating a past pawn you have the option to take that pawn as if it only moved one square

  12. My 14 year old son sent your video to me this morning. He’s been watching you and wants me to learn chess. Great video.

  13. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

    Please believe in Jesus, He is coming back soon!

  14. I just want to get good enough to keep up with my kids.

  15. Wait on poissant…so when I go down two, I can go one to the side and take the other pawn with the move if it's there? Only on the first move if the opportunity is presented..?

  16. i have been a beginner for 100 years. I am Elite beginner. Beginner God. First rate in finding win for my opponent.

  17. Thankyou Gotham it’s my lifetime goal to make & master the game ❤❤❤❤ I named my children king & queen too I’m so inspired Thankyou !!!!

  18. This has been super helpful. Especially the part about endgames as I've been getting lots of stalemates against computers. Thank you!

  19. Wish I wasn’t born with a learning disability like I’m watching this and trying to understand him but there’s just so much and it loses me 😞

  20. Hi this is my first video and I must say very informative. I enjoyed how you layer the information out. Looking forward to your. Next one. Jan

  21. 39 and just starting with this classic game, you're way of explaining with examples makes it very clear. And fun, thnx a lot!

  22. Bro, thanks for the video! I recently got back into chess after a 35 year hiatus. I learnt something new. Back in the day, the Queen was worth 10 points. It is now worth 9. How interesting!

  23. "Kings are like Queens… except they are kinda not at all"
    Seems a legit enough explanation to me LOL

  24. In 14:45 I see a gambit sandomierski, its moving a horse and doing nothing with it

  25. Just started playing yesterday with a friend and he whooped me. I’m determined to get my get back. Thanks for the tips

  26. The four horsemen present. All players aboard.

    Death to all save they who are Lord.

    Corners castled. Religion astride royalty.

    A score minus four contests the ultimate in loyalty. ❤

  27. Well i finally learnt the basics somewhat thanks

  28. I think my brain is stockfish ai for making the worst move possible. Kinda cool

  29. I played the Queens Gamble, yes gamble not gambit.

  30. I've always said that just because you know how to play chess doesn't mean you know how to play chess

  31. The easiest way to remember the "en passant" rule is that a pawn can only ever move forward one square at a time except that, as a concession, they can move forward two squares on their first move. If, by taking that double move, they try to get past their opponent's pawn that's a bit unfair. So the concession is cancelled (if the opponent wants to do that) and they get put back a square to be taken.

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