20 Best Chess YouTube Channels of 2022

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We combed through YouTube to organize the best YouTube channels about playing chess. These channels teach beginner to advanced chess tactics to take your game to the next level. They also feature an analysis of tournament games by top grandmasters. This list is ordered by the number of subscribers.

1. agadmator’s Chess Channel

Hello everyone! Basically, I upload everything that I personally find interesting. Thank you all for visiting. Subscribe and like ONLY if you enjoy the videos 🙂

Subscribers: 1,270,000

Views: 639,957,257

Joined: Apr 24, 2007

Popular Video: The Greatest Queen Sacrifice in Chess History | Nezhmetdinov vs Chernikov (1962) (7.1M Views)

2. Chess.com

Chess.com is the world’s #1 chess community with millions of players and fans. Join today!

Subscribers: 956,000

Views: 248,865,925

Joined: Jul 15, 2007

Popular Video: xQc Gets Checkmated by MoistCr1tikal in 6 Moves! | Chess.com PogChamps (14M Views)

3. thechesswebsite

All chess videos are brought to you by thechesswebsite.com. From an early age I started playing chess.

Subscribers: 603,000

Views: 116,717,780

Joined: Feb 24, 2009

Popular Video: Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings (12M Views)

4. Saint Louis Chess Club

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.

Subscribers: 411,000

Views: 119,552,011

Joined: Sep 15, 2011

Popular Video: Beginners’ Openings and Tactics – GM Varuzhan Akobian – 2013.01.13 (4.5M Views)

5. chess24

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!

Subscribers: 346,000

Views: 191,540,504

Joined: Oct 7, 2013

Popular Video: Magnus Carlsen’s Mind-Blowing Memory! World Chess Champion tested (3.3M Views)

6. chessbrah

Pushing the boundaries of chess entertainment…..

Subscribers: 294,000

Views: 112,953,785

Joined: May 20, 2011

Popular Video: Cheater plays with PERFECT accuracy (she got BANNED immediately) (2.9M Views)

7. John Bartholomew

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.

Subscribers: 184,000

Views: 35,880,608

Joined: Sep 6, 2013

Popular Video: My First Chess Opponent! (3.2M Views)

8. iChess.net

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.

Subscribers: 174,000

Views: 9,841,642

Joined: Jan 31, 2011

Popular Video: Magnus Carlsen Beats Kasparov’s Slav Defense 😱 … Almost (Magnus Carlsen vs Garry Kasparov) (2.4M Views)

9. GJ_Chess

GJ_Chess Channel is design to provide various chess aspects (Ex. Openings, traps, Attack etc.) publicly free to all level of chess players.

Subscribers: 167,000

Views: 55,430,883

Joined: Feb 17, 2008

Popular Video: Anand spent 1:43 mins on 4th move in world blitz semi-final ?! (5.4M Views)

10. Chess School

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

Subscribers: 156,000

Views: 96,748,407

Joined: Feb 3, 2011

Popular Video: The Greatest Chess Game ever played (1.1M Views)

11. kingscrusher

My name is Tryfon Gavriel. I am a passionate Chess Enthusiast. I aim to analyse entertain and “Edutain” with the most exciting and instructive chess games that I find 🙂

Subscribers: 116,000

Views: 62,626,925

Joined: Apr 5, 2007

Popular Video: Bobby Fischer’s amazing FOUR QUEENS Chess Game against “Iron Tiger” Tigran Petrosian! 1959 (1M Views)

12. PowerPlayChess

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).

Subscribers: 92,500

Views: 28,309,359

Joined: May 11, 2012

Popular Video: Garry Kasparov vs Magnus Carlsen (120K Views)

13. Chessfactor

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.

Subscribers: 36,400

Views: 2,730,052

Joined: Feb 7, 2017

Popular Video: Best Chess Openings for Beginners | Basic Ideas & Principles | Chess Openings | IM Andrey Ostrovskiy (343K Views)

14. Chess to Impress

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.

Subscribers: 21,600

Views: 7,919,699

Joined: Jan 7, 2016

Popular Video: 16 year old beats Carlsen in 22 moves (2.3M Views)

15. Epic Chess

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.

Subscribers: 13,400

Views: 3,460,917

Joined: Jun 23, 2021

Popular Video: The Game That Broke the Internet – Carlsen vs Niemann (760K Views)

16. ChessMood

Chessmood is a chess education platform that helps chess lovers and ambitious players improve their game. Only Grandmasters prepare chess content here.

Subscribers: 4,980

Views: 259,695

Joined: May 10, 2018

Popular Video: How to Become Good at Tactics without Solving Million Positions – Daily Lesson with a GM 364 (4.98K Views)

17. ChessGoals

The ChessGoals YouTube channel will become your #1 video source to increase your chess rating. Grab one of our free study plans in the link below, and let’s reach your chess goals!

Subscribers: 3,250

Views: 353,588

Joined: Nov 23, 2020

Popular Video: Magnus Carlsen Withdraws! Did Hans Niemann Cheat? (31K Views)

18. Maurice Bishop

A 3-Time Greater Philadelphia Chess Champion raised in the harsh streets of South Philadelphia. Maurice Bishop lost his best friend from a drive by shooting, a military soldier who suffered from PTSD after a 13 month deployment in Iraq, became homeless and lost his 1 year old son from a heart murmur.

Subscribers: 2,260

Views: 331,178

Joined: Jan 6, 2019

Popular Video: How To Defeat Your Opponent With The Black Lion Chess Opening? (432K Views)

19. Chessunblocked

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.

Subscribers: 1,690

Views: 190,394

Joined: May 17, 2020

Popular Video: Chess Basics | The Staircase Technique | Learning Double Rook Checkmate | Two Rook Mate In Chess (3.8K Views)

20. Chess365

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.

Subscribers: 1,060

Views: 601,133

Joined: Feb 4, 2021

Popular Video: Chess traps # 3 | Stafford Gambit | Part 1 | A blunder against this trap is very costly !!! (4.9K Views)

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