35 Vital Chess Principles | Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame Principles - Chess Strategy and Ideas

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    Clear and easy to follow, WITH EXAMPLES - the top 35 chess principles that EVERY chess player needs to know. These chess principles cover the opening, middlegame and endgame. Chess opening principles are crucial to help you get off to a good start. Chess middlegame principles are vital throughout the game. Chess endgame principles are important to finish off the game properly. These chess principles will take your chess strategy to the next level. These chess concepts and ideas are crucial to how to improve at chess. One of the best ways to improve your chess strategy, is to learn these important chess principles. These chess strategies will help your chess rating grow very rapidly. These chess principles are beneficial to beginners, intermediate chess players and advanced chess players as well. There are some beginner chess principles, some intermediate chess principles, and some advanced chess principles.

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Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

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Vor 8 Monate
Never RIP
Never RIP

I get to 1200 and then uninstall reinstall.

Vor 18 Tage
NorthernCrozz
NorthernCrozz

@Paul that was nicely laid out. unfortunately i dont think he was ever gonna listen lol

Vor 27 Tage
paxpacis2
paxpacis2

Ignore the boring troll people

Vor Monat
Chris Girard
Chris Girard

@corona I didn't mean offense. I meant that I argued the same thing and only got insulted for it until I recently changed my mind... Now YOU are telling me you think I was right. I can't please anyone. I thought the situation was funny, so I said so. I wasn't laughing at you. You can take it that way and get upset, if you want... but there is no need to.

Vor 3 Monate
Téo Flandoli OKeefe
Téo Flandoli OKeefe

One good tip that I've realized after years of playing is that you should think of Chess as a single player game, and therefore always plan out the moves for both sides. It can be easy to tunnel vision on your own side, but if you always prepare yourself by thinking "what would I do if i were my opponent" you often can perform better and formulate more complex ideas.

Vor year
John Doe
John Doe

@singerist be formless... shapeless... like water.

Vor 13 Stunden
singerist
singerist

Bro it's hard especially when your opponent is dumb asf, imagine planning the best posibble move that you opponent can possibly move and they just play some random move, like wth dude!!! Thus is only applicable if your oponent is good at chess and not the bad players.

Vor 13 Stunden
John Doe
John Doe

@Jason Baxter a wise chess player plans ahead and damages the clocks to buy time.

Vor Tag
Tony m
Tony m

What’s your rating

Vor 4 Tage
Arnesh Pal
Arnesh Pal

No

Vor 8 Tage
Snookabooka
Snookabooka

1. Control the center of board 2. Develop pieces quickly 3. Knights before bishops 4. Dont move same piece twice in opening 5. No queen too early 6. Castle before move 10 7. Connect rooks 8. Rooks should go on open or half open files 9. Knights on the rim are grim 10. Avoid double pawns 11. Avoid isolated pawns 12. Avoid backward pawns 13. Dont trade bishop for knight 14. Avoid moving pawns in front of castle king 15. Dont open center if king is still there 16. 2 minor pieces are better than rook+pawn 17. 3 minors is better than queen 18. Rooks are strong on 7th or 2nd rank 19. Doubled rooks on open file are very strong 20. Bishops are better in open, knight-closed 21.deal with attack on flank with atk on cntr 22. Capture toward cntr with pawns 23. End game, king is valuable 24. Rooks go behind passed pawn 25. 2 connected pawns on 6th rank beats rook 26. Atk base of pawn chain 27. Knights are best blockaders of pawns 28. If position is cramped, trade pieces 29. When ahead, trade pieces but not pawns 30. When down, trade pawns but not pieces 31. Opposite colored bishop pieces dangerous 32. End game, games are drawish 33. Dont play hope chess 34. When you see good move, stop and look for better move 35. Know right time to ignore principles

Vor year
fun with kid
fun with kid

Ur the god

Vor 3 Tage
Q
Q

Thanks! 😀

Vor 5 Tage
Obinna Ilochonwu
Obinna Ilochonwu

Best one is #35 ==> Know right time to ignore principles :)

Vor 9 Tage
StrongTv_Creator
StrongTv_Creator

@Joseph Salmonte thanks 🙏 man who cares you have the app ?? Let’s play

Vor Monat
Fan de chichoune
Fan de chichoune

Bien résumé monseigneur

Vor Monat
rinus vriend
rinus vriend

I don´t play hope-chess, i play hopeless chess.

Vor year
MrGodofcars
MrGodofcars

Lmao

Vor 7 Tage
rinus vriend
rinus vriend

@John ROBINSON III Thank you. I feel like a great player since I reached the level of hopeless.

Vor 18 Tage
John ROBINSON III
John ROBINSON III

Well,you’re still doing better than me: I only know how each piece moves—I don’t know any strategy.

Vor 20 Tage
Mr eric son
Mr eric son

Always stalemate and always checkmate

Vor 20 Tage
prime24i.b.
prime24i.b.

Lol

Vor 20 Tage
IsaacHimself
IsaacHimself

0:46 Principle 1 - Control Center 0:57 Principle 2 - Develop Pieces 1:16 Principle 3 - Knights before bishops 1:24 Principle 4 - Don't move the same piece 2 times, while developing 1:36 Principle 5 - Don't bring queen out too early 2:03 Principle 6 - Castle Before move 10 2:16 Principle 7 - Connect your Rooks 2:33 Principle 8 - Rooks should go on open or half open files 3:09 Principle 9 - Knights on the Rim are Grim 3:25 Principle 10 - Try avoiding doubled Pawns 3:56 Principle 11 - Avoid Isolated Pawns and Double Isolated Pawns 4:26 Principle 12 - Avoid Backward Pawns 4:49 Principle 13 - Don't trade your bishop for knight; without good reason 5:27 Principle 14 - Avoid moving the pawns in front of your castled king 5:50 Principle 15 - Don't open the center if your king is not castled 6:12 Principle 16 - 2 minor pieces (Knights/Bishops) are generally than 1 Rook and 1 Pawn 6:44 Principle 17 - 3 minor pieces is better than a Queen 6:55 Principle 18 - Rooks are very strong on the 7th rank 7:19 Principle 19 - Doubled Rooks on an open file are Very Strong 7:38 Principle 20 - Bishops are better in open positions -Knights are better in closed positions 8:16 Principle 21 - Best way to deal with flank attack is counter attack the center 8:39 Principle 22 - Capture towards center of board 9:03 Principle 23 - Utilize King during end game 9:22 Principle 24 - Rooks go behind Passed Pawns 10:00 Principle 25 - 2 Connected Passed Pawns on the 6th rank Will beat a Rook 11:06 Principle 26 - Attack Base of Pawn Chain 11:31 Principle 27 - Knights are best blockaders of Pawns 12:00 Principle 28 - If Position cramped, Trade Pieces Principle 29 went on vacation 12:39 Principle 30 - When Ahead material, Trade Pieces but not Pawns 13:17 Principle 31 - When Down material, Trade Pawns but not Pieces 13:57 Principle 32 - Opposite colored bishops are dangerous in middle game - 15:15 Opposite colored bishops are draw-ish in end game 15:43 Principle 33 - Don't play "Hope chess" 16:44 Principle 34 - When you see good move - Pause and look for better move 17:11 Principle 35 - Know when to go against Principles

Vor 5 Monate
Regina Goodbody
Regina Goodbody

Principle 31: didn't he say rather trade pieces than pawns?

Vor Tag
962 Pixels
962 Pixels

17:55 Principle 29 - Trade your passive pieces for your opponent's active pieces. (In the spreadsheet) Even though it surely did go on vacation...

Vor 3 Monate
SnowBoy1
SnowBoy1

Principle 29 might be vice versa of 28

Vor 4 Monate
Ibra Bazzara
Ibra Bazzara

despite watching this many times, I’ve just noticed that principle No 29 has really gone on vacation 😂😂😂

Vor 5 Monate
Brett Swanson
Brett Swanson

Great list! I can totally relate to #34 "When you see a good move, look for a better move". Against lower-level players, I have often turned a winning game into a draw with a single move. Other times, I have excitedly taken a piece only to be checkmated on the next move. Ugh! Never let your let your guard down in a game of chess. As GothamChess said, "chess is a game of one blunder".

Vor year
Christopher Draheim
Christopher Draheim

Principle #34 is worth a lot of rating points. Lower-level players jump at the opportunity to take a piece and often don’t stop to think for a sec whether they’re falling for a trap and/or can get a much better position (even an eventual checkmate or winning more material) by making a move that doesn’t immediately win as much material. Almost like a delayed gratification test. When an opponent “offers” a piece, or even pawn, sure they could be blundering. But even if so, avoid the impulse to take it and see what their next move or two could be if you took it.

Vor 23 Tage
δτ
δτ

@Ugly Kid Joe No, said pawn is pinned to the King by the Queen.

Vor Monat
Ugly Kid Joe
Ugly Kid Joe

I'm kinda a newbie at chess, but in this example at 17:03, the move Knight to force the checkmate wouldn't have worked because there's a pawn that would have taken the night. Is that correct?

Vor Monat
Alpha Midget
Alpha Midget

I was playing my neighbor, and winning. I got excited, made one stupid move, and ended up losing because of it. I saw a decent move, didn't think, and made it. Cost me my queen, my entire plan, and the game 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 6 Monate
Brett Swanson
Brett Swanson

@XenoPlayz Rly dude lol

Vor 7 Monate
Vanessa JazP
Vanessa JazP

Whenever your opponent has a single bishop in the end game, you neutralize it by keeping your king off of that bishop’s color (as much as possible).

Vor year
Randy Waston
Randy Waston

@Anshik Kumar Tiwari just start playing checkers at that point!!!

Vor 4 Monate
Mikołaj
Mikołaj

@Eqinor During the Tata steel i noticed(not really me, it was a part of smns analysis) its not 100% the case. It seems that Players keep their pawns on the same color as opponents bishop if they have a king or other pieces defending the pawn structure base. Pawns further away from the action/other side of the board are safer on the opposite colors, not only are they immune to the bishops attacks but also its very unlikely that giving him free space in the opposite corner of the board will by of any value to your opponent.

Vor 6 Monate
nick zee
nick zee

@Anshik Kumar Tiwari Bring your King into the battle. That was one of the 35 on this list.

Vor 6 Monate
Vanessa JazP
Vanessa JazP

@Anshik Kumar Tiwari Yes. Practice more.

Vor 7 Monate
Eqinor
Eqinor

@Anshik Kumar Tiwari Don't leave your pieces undefended.

Vor 7 Monate
Paul Bali
Paul Bali

wow, that was super useful. even the ones i knew implicitly - it's good to have them confirmed explicit. will enjoy applying the new ones!

Vor year
Itismethatguy
Itismethatguy

Yeah earlier i exchanged bishop for a knight sometimes didnt know that bishop was better….

Vor 11 Monate
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it was helpful!

Vor year
Dipo Aromire
Dipo Aromire

This is a great video. Loved how you sped through the principles whilst still making the points. You're a good teacher. Keep it up!

Vor 10 Monate
wolfie5
wolfie5

Knew most of these - but the knights in closed - bishops in open positions info was very useful thanks.

Vor 11 Monate
David James
David James

This video has helped me so much, and I've still got 5 or so more to understand and add to my game. Having said this, I want more! Give us more like this!

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

I've got a part 2 in the pipeline that will happen at some point soon-ish. Appreciate the feedback! Glad it's helping 👍

Vor year
Joe Piazza
Joe Piazza

Another thing to add about blocking pawns with knights is that when you move the knight away it isn't the easiest for the pawn to immediately move up since the square it would enter if it moved up 1 space is in the Knight's vision.

Vor year
Shame
Shame

My personal preference is bishop blocking as if the opponent wants to use an adjacent pawn to attack the blockading piece, my bishop would be covering that square and attacking the pawn

Vor year
Shame
Shame

Wouldn’t that work for a bishop, queen and rook too?

Vor year
Tony Montana
Tony Montana

This is one of the best explanations chess videos I've seen

Vor year
RayShellOL
RayShellOL

AGREE

Vor 6 Monate
H M
H M

no doubt

Vor 9 Monate
Aaron Sahipakka
Aaron Sahipakka

This! Most people just assume that chess newbies know every term etc., this guy explained everything very clearly and quickly. Earned my like

Vor 11 Monate
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it was helpful!

Vor year
Chris D
Chris D

This is one of the best beginner level instructional/informational videos I've seen. Spoken very clearly and well articulated. Great job!

Vor year
RayCincy
RayCincy

another aspect of rule 27 i just realized about knights being great blockaders of pawns is that if they do jump forward on the rank behind the pawn it also protects the square the pawn might push to! :)

Vor year
Rhys Powell
Rhys Powell

Principle 5: Dont move your queen too early Nelson: So i took that personally

Vor year
choZen
choZen

I beat nelson the first time by trading queens as early as possible.

Vor 16 Tage
Bad Omen
Bad Omen

People who play the Scotch or Scandinavian rn: 😅😅😅

Vor 3 Monate
A 34 Niraj Sharma
A 34 Niraj Sharma

@Grinning In Their Face how do you do that ?

Vor 5 Monate
Mi Me
Mi Me

I'm literally watching this to see if I can find some tips to beat Nelson. Been.losing to the guy for what, six months now? I know I'm a beginner but it's quite frustrating.

Vor 5 Monate
Fred Planatia
Fred Planatia

A related thought to principle 35 (know when to ignore chess principles): these principles can give contradicting advice. In a given position, you need to weigh which of the principles is more important in that situation. I guess some calculation and a lot of experience helps you to decide which principle is more important in a given situation.

Vor year
Silverpicker
Silverpicker

As a new chess player, I gotta say this was a fantastic primer. Very helpful. Thank you!

Vor Monat
toddinhali
toddinhali

Fantastic instructional video! I knew nearly all of these, but never had them explicitly explained and validated. The three or four I didn't know will really help my end game.

Vor year
Le Magicien Annonyme
Le Magicien Annonyme

I'm playing hope-hope-chess : hoping my opponent plays hope-chess and then blunders

Vor year
H M
H M

this made me laugh

Vor 9 Monate
wallis1981
wallis1981

lmao

Vor 11 Monate
J W
J W

lmao

Vor 11 Monate
borgdrone88
borgdrone88

Great video. I missed on the of the most important principles I learned from Igor Smirnov. To take is a mistake. Meaning, you should never without a good reason exchange your pieces that help develop your opponents pieces. I see this mistake a lot under 2000 elo.

Vor year
anathamon
anathamon

Mmmm tasty pawn tension

Vor 9 Monate
brazenzebra
brazenzebra

Fantastic video! Thanks. Can you give us some more principles, or even tricks? Some principles I've learned as a novice: 1. Beware of focusing too much on your own attack. You may miss major threats from your opponent. Stay vigilant! 2. Beware of intuition. It lies! You must calculate, calculate, caculate. 3. Beware of sneaky moves from your opponent in a winning endgame. You may be suckered into a stalemate.

Vor year
Chris Dewar
Chris Dewar

This is fantastic. So much great info packed into a relatively short video.

Vor year
Levent K********
Levent K********

Remember. The only thing in chess that doesn't have an exception is the "there will always be exceptions" rule.

Vor year
billyzoom1
billyzoom1

This was really excellent. I'm just getting interested in learning, and even though I haven't really played much in my life, you explained it all very well. Thank you!

Vor year
Revi M Fadli
Revi M Fadli

There's another one related to #34: always look for checks, captures, then attacks. Preferably ones your opponent can do, then yours

Vor year
A. I. L
A. I. L

Thank you man, I get overwhelmed as a beginner sometimes but this is just a logical and fun game

Vor year
Paul Leong
Paul Leong

Great video, thank you. Would love to see expansions on some of the principles with examples from real games etc. Could make a good series!

Vor year
N2O_The1000thElement
N2O_The1000thElement

I like how you used pratical positions rather than just a position that is completely winning for the side that you’re on

Vor year
Andy Copeland
Andy Copeland

Watched your videos all night. Man you have a lot of great information that is paced well and easily digested. Please keep it up man you're doing great. Thank you

Vor 7 Monate
Dio
Dio

I've enjoyed playing chess for a while, but am only just now starting to learn some theory. This video has been the best so far! Quick, straight to the point, and many pieces of info in one place. Thanks man!

Vor 6 Monate
Carl L.
Carl L.

one of my favorites is getting pawn chains on both colors. Ideally deep and early if they are playing defensive. If you have to give up a rook do it on the far side away from the king(s)

Vor year
Gregory Schrupp
Gregory Schrupp

great lessons...you have broken down the fundamentals very well. thank you!

Vor 9 Monate
sampada bhangaonkar
sampada bhangaonkar

Dear Sir, your session is excellent providing accurate guidelines to chessplayers. They can safely apply as these are vety useful. Neat implementation will surely help winning more number og games. Thanks and regards.

Vor 11 Monate
lukewastaken_
lukewastaken_

you're a great teacher. you've really helped me improve my chess recently!

Vor 4 Monate
Goldwing Pilot
Goldwing Pilot

I’m a mid level chess player yet learned a few principles from your advice. Thanks for the post.

Vor 4 Monate
youtubeytube
youtubeytube

This is an incredibly well done video. Very concise and nice fast pace. Thank you for not wasting time.

Vor 5 Monate
Uzi Shalev
Uzi Shalev

Thank you!!! It's an eye opening video ,both for amateurs and more advanced players. 🙏🌹

Vor year
oO PPH Oo
oO PPH Oo

Actually didn't know about the connected passed pawns on the 6th rank vs rooks. As a relative beginner, it also just nice to get a number on exactly how much I've learned already. Most I've been taught. Some I've had to pick up on my own.

Vor year
Carlos Eduardo Fantoni
Carlos Eduardo Fantoni

Great vid!! Thanks for sharing. Just a quick general tip for your videos: When you create timestaps it allows viewers to get back to specific principles whenever they want to recap or just get straight to where they are interested in :) I would also divide this video into multiple themed videos with more game examples. Thanks!

Vor 3 Monate
Andy Valdez
Andy Valdez

Excellent video, thank you for putting this together. I always wanted to learn to play chess when I was younger and have recently started playing on my off time. Your video is very helpful.

Vor 4 Monate
venu madhav
venu madhav

Thanks for highlighting the concept of 'Chess Principles' and presenting all useful principles in one video. Many people are aware of some of the principles but not all. Great Job.

Vor 11 Monate
marco maneja
marco maneja

based on experience, principle 34 is really important 😏

Vor year
Agilles
Agilles

As is rule 34

Vor 9 Monate
Unoriginal Copy
Unoriginal Copy

@Kai Lynx yeah he probably is because that was actually a good joke :)

Vor 11 Monate
Kai Lynx
Kai Lynx

@Kimberley Downing you must be fun at parties

Vor 11 Monate
kakka pylly
kakka pylly

@Kimberley Downing cringe

Vor year
Mayank
Mayank

It is a famous quote from Emanuel Lasker.

Vor year
Wicky Boi
Wicky Boi

I sent this video to many friends. I love how he gets right to the point and how well he explains.

Vor 10 Monate
Nicolás
Nicolás

Gracias por los consejos, son muy útiles, los he visto en varios canales y siempre hay uno que otro nuevo por aprender

Vor 11 Monate
maximuscesar
maximuscesar

This video is very instructive. I'm a beginner player myself and I've read various beginner books and some principles here I kinda learned by experience but never have seen them explained like this in any of the books I've read. Thank you very much.

Vor year
REAVER 14
REAVER 14

I have played alot of chess but I'm self taught. It's interesting how many of these rules I knew on my own without any training

Vor 4 Monate
Kumar Bendrake
Kumar Bendrake

I really enjoyed how you were thorough yet succinct. 35 important principles in less than 20 minutes. Great job.

Vor 2 Monate
Kray Kray
Kray Kray

Solid advice. Only several games in, bouncing around 700-800 elo. Trying to learn openings, but this is really helpful seeing the principles of the game, thanks!!

Vor year
John Hinkleman
John Hinkleman

Yeah principles are so much more important for a beginner than theoretical opening knowledge. If you just keep an eye on the board and develop to control the center, openings should be no problem for you

Vor 6 Monate
Denny Serino
Denny Serino

Wow! Dude, thank you for this. I have playing chess for like 3 years (Dr. said it would help me focus and stimulate my brain - serious head injury) I lose so a lot. I am obsessed with getting better. This vid has taught mer more than any other video i've seen. 🤙

Vor 6 Monate
Alex K
Alex K

Wow! Thank you for this video! I am a chess player at around 1800 rank but I've realised I always play hopechess and try to pull off beautiful moves instead of the best ones. Very helpful video to refresh all the principles in my knowledge

Vor year
Tony Su
Tony Su

A nice collection of "Vital Chess Principles." Yet, if there are many out there that prefer memorizing fewer Principles, A number of the listed can be summarized and taught as 1. Identifying or striving for dominance of a network of squares (White vs Black). Dominance means having the "Good Piece" that can take advantage of that network of squares vs your Opponent having the inferior piece, suffering from lack of Dominance (And hopefully you'll never be in that inferior position yourself). 2. Similar to the first rule, Identifying or striving for dominance of individual critical squares. This is usually a bit more difficult than the first rule because this requires understanding of various pawn structures and being able to recognize why certain squares are more valuable than others. A short list of possible reasons are... Unassailable because the opposing pawn structure has weaknesses. A piece on a particular square can have "blocking qualities" like plugging an open file so your opponent can't use it. A critical square for a particular piece for a particular combination pattern. A particular square that can enable transit to another critical square or multiple possible squares. 3. Mobility can be a crucial winning (or losing) characteristic. The only reason why for instance a Queen is worth more than any other piece is because she can move to so many squares on an open board... Otherwise, she is like any other piece on the board, a piece of wood (or plastic). Therefor, for each and every of your pieces, strive to enhance the absolute number of possible squares it can move to, but balance that thought with the first and second rules because the quality of squares also makes a difference. So, what leads to an advantage in Mobility? Stuff like dominating the center, control of more space, control of open lines like files and diagonals. And, this can become complex as advanced technique can require certain piece and pawn strategies or even sacrifices that lead to necessary mobility that was originally denied. 4. The inverse of the above 3rd principle is also extremely important, and numerous successful strategies can be built on simply restricting the scope of your opponent's pieces and denying them access to a network of files and critical squares. The above few principles encapsulate the underlying principles of Chess, but may suffer compared to this author's 35 Vital Principles by being less specific with concrete examples. The idea of these are that hopefully the Student learns how to think of chess strategically with all pieces working in coordination rather than as individual, disconnected moves.

Vor year
Nilesh Seban
Nilesh Seban

👍

Vor year
giannis r.
giannis r.

Another tip: in an endgame if you have the majority (4 to 3 for example) you can almost always create a passed pawn by sacrificing another one. And a passed pawn in an endgame is always good.

Vor year
R13
R13

Something that helped me was to look for attacking moves as a way to interrupt the opponent if you need to escape danger or develop a stuck piece. If I can safely threaten one of my opponent's pieces, many times he needs to defend it or move it, which can buy me an extra turn, and with the board a little bit different on my next turn it can sometimes give me better move choices without the opponent having made much progress, if that makes sense.

Vor 7 Monate
Franklin Turtle
Franklin Turtle

7:30 The two rooks on the open file almost do not prevent black from swinging his rook to e8. If the black king were on h7 tucked away from the back rank in a safer position any Rxe8 is gonna be met with Qxf2 then back rank mate.

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Very nice idea to notice!

Vor year
AnovaLisa Dragonfly
AnovaLisa Dragonfly

This is probably the most valuable chess video I’ve seen to help me improve my game. My 11 yo son has started to surpass my skill level, so I need to up my game, LOL. Thanks for this vid!

Vor 15 Tage
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it helped!

Vor 14 Tage
Alistair Kay
Alistair Kay

Great video, teachings of open concepts rather than highly specific situations is a rare find in the world of Chess YouTube. Thank you

Vor 9 Monate
Basil Henrick
Basil Henrick

Great lesson Nelson! Thank you. Recently discovered your channel when I was listening to you talking with Ben Johnson. Best of luck with the channel and I’m looking forward to watching the rest of your videos.

Vor 4 Monate
Nitish Shetye
Nitish Shetye

Hi @Chess Vibes! This video alone has helped me increase my rating from 1500 to 1600! Thank you! Could you please make a video of intermediate/advanced principles? I have also watched your video of 8 crucial chess concepts and would love more such content.

Vor 11 Monate
A K
A K

Thanks for video, very informative and helpful for starting to learn about chess, on step 34 it looks like knight can be taken by pawn in check, you said check mate was not easy to see but very good learning!!

Vor 4 Monate
Awang Irawan Rusli
Awang Irawan Rusli

I can climb from 1100 to 1300-1400 thanks for these recap. This video is so helpful! Huge thanks

Vor year
Bat Naycho Boxing
Bat Naycho Boxing

There were a few things I didn't know. Very important content. Things every chess player needs to know. Well done!

Vor 4 Monate
Corrado G
Corrado G

Great video! Especially the middle game principles. Knowing some of the general ideas of what to do in the middle game greatly helps minimize the moments of confusion about what to do once all my pieces are developed and my king is castled.

Vor year
Grant Ojeh
Grant Ojeh

The middle game can be very confusing !

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it was helpful! Thanks for the comment, Corrado!

Vor year
Ankit Rathi
Ankit Rathi

Great. Thanks for helpful video. Can you make such comprehensive video on how to take advantage of opponents positional mistakes? For example when they don't develop fast or don't castle or trade bishop for knights early. I can take advantage of such situations but don't have good strategy which can be applied always

Vor Monat
Bida Lecoq
Bida Lecoq

Thanks Nelson, very concise and useful to keep in mind while playing 🙏

Vor 11 Monate
moses thomas
moses thomas

Hey much appreciated. I though I knew the major principals of Chess, turned out (after viewing this clip) that all along , that I only knew 10. My opponents are now in trouble caused I just watch this clips. Am printing this for reference to improve my games. Thanks man. Your clip has enriched my understating of this game

Vor 6 Monate
James Read
James Read

Great video, learned a lot there. Also, I'm so glad you explained what opposite coloured bishops are 😂

Vor 10 Monate
OfficialFrizzo
OfficialFrizzo

This is one of the most concise videos for chess improvement I've ever come across. Thank you for not mincing words and wasting my time.

Vor 8 Monate
Lord Nevermore
Lord Nevermore

This is one of the best, and most synthetic video I've ever seen ! Congrats !

Vor year
DEEPAK 123
DEEPAK 123

Dear sir, your session on Top 35 chess principles is worth working as it is gist of all 100 chess principles. You also nicely elaborated each of them making it really interesting and worth considering. Each chess player should take a note of them and try to implement at actuals. It will surely provide right direction playing chess and a road to chess master. Your each video session is conducted in a nice professional way. Looking forward for such session. Thanks and regards. Dmbhangaonkar

Vor year
Ross Murray
Ross Murray

This video gives good advice which is explained well. :) There's one more principle which I think is worth mentioning: That pawns on the two outside files are worth less than those on the six central files, especially in the endgame, because the lack of space around outside pawns makes them more difficult to force up the board where they will become a threat of promotion.

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Good tip!

Vor year
Sandor Clegane
Sandor Clegane

Hi Nelson, this is he first vid I saw on your channel. And since then I've watched a lot of your stuff. Let me tell you your vids are amazing ! Unlike others channels you focus on the essential (basically not showing endless variations of openings with arrows everywhere, in the end you remember nothing). Exactly the type of vids that makes me progress in the game ! Thanx a lot !

Vor 9 Monate
J.T. Bradley
J.T. Bradley

You're a great teacher! Thanks for the lessons.

Vor 22 Tage
MAHSIN CAST
MAHSIN CAST

There are two points that i want to add: 1. After mentioning principle number 28 you jumped into 30 which makes 34 principles in the end. 2. there is a greate principle that i think you didn't mention at all and that's trading your worse placed pieces for your opponents better placed ones.

Vor 10 Monate
Flap Jackson
Flap Jackson

Excellent principles! It seems like a lot to remember, but understanding the reasons makes it easy to absorb. Very good! 🤙

Vor 5 Monate
DiverEconomist
DiverEconomist

Many thanks for this quality beautiful explanation! I learned some good tips for a mistakes that I always do especially the right order of attacking pawns and the opposite bishops in the center! Like & new subscriber. Peace from Saudi Arabia

Vor 2 Monate
Uros Andrijasevic
Uros Andrijasevic

Great! I wish I had this kind of info when I was starting! 🙂😉

Vor year
EmosGambler
EmosGambler

Hey, I was here before when I started my journey with chess few months ago. It was difficult to understand all the principles and remember them. After those few months I can see much value in those so thank you for it.

Vor 3 Monate
Nathan Harrison
Nathan Harrison

Great points. Agree completely. Would have been great to have this video 25 years ago when I learned chess theory, the old fashioned way, by reading books. Thank you!

Vor 4 Monate
Zorro de la vega
Zorro de la vega

Man. You're a great chess teacher.

Vor year
EAS Rob
EAS Rob

You mentioned scholars mate as an example Of hope chess, another example I can think of is going for the 8 move version of the Englund

Vor year
TripleAces
TripleAces

Awsome video, probably one of the best beginner videos out there. Everyone starting to play chess should watch this.

Vor year
Kneem
Kneem

I watched the video almost all the way through! I had to leave near the last one though. I’ll be sure to always use these principles to help me win!😊

Vor year
Bill Kress
Bill Kress

I've been playing for two weeks. This video is incredible helpful!

Vor 3 Monate
Jerky Jones
Jerky Jones

These were amazing. Thank you. I knew the first 10 but most of the other ones I had no idea.I especially like the When ahead take pieces, when behind take pawns points. I subbed.

Vor year
Robijn Verlinden
Robijn Verlinden

The worth of the pieces varies with every move. The strict system with points is an approximation for beginners.

Vor year
Adam McAllister
Adam McAllister

This. A closed bishop is worthless whereas an open knight is worth the same no matter.

Vor 4 Monate
Justin Brantley
Justin Brantley

Hey man thank you I’ve been wanting this knowledge for years. I have been a player for years and a crappy frustrated one at that. Chess books were boring and confusing. I knew there were some fundamentals or principles I just never found them. This video I will watch over and over till these come to memory or am using in practice. It’s such a great feeling to chalk em up in the win category for now and im sure more success will follow. You are so simple in your explanations and I can’t wait to take em one at a time and maybe years from now but I will be a force when I’m older. That is considering I don’t play chess full time and have to retain gainfull employment. Thanks dude

Vor 7 Monate
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it helped, Justin!

Vor 7 Monate
Sharon Tredinnick
Sharon Tredinnick

Thank you for your video I found it really helpful. I have played about 20 games of chess since being taught I am 57 and had only played chess a few times when I was taught 30 years ago and then stopped until my boyfriend taught me last year. I have beaten him 3 times and drawn once and had some really long games with many moves, he is an advanced player who has been playing for 40 years. I am now looking for ways of improving my game and found your video really useful. I have watched opening move videos along with closing game videos (I find closing a game quite hard). I am playing online as well which has really helped my game.

Vor 10 Monate
Fender Bender
Fender Bender

It's ALWAYS helpful and wise to periodically review the basics! Great job!

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Thanks!

Vor year
Val Skorupko
Val Skorupko

Excellent video. Make one where you describe how to create combinations, trap your opponent’s pieces etc

Vor year
Ryan Wonder School
Ryan Wonder School

I don't care much about chess overall (I play other games) but it's such a pleasure to watch a nice and concise video like this. Some of those principles can be figured out by 'common sense' for players with a tiny bit of experience but some others can't. It is a great help, Thank you very much!

Vor 9 Monate
Steve Ameling
Steve Ameling

Just discovered your channel. This was such a great video, I learned quite especially starting with the later tips. Nice presentation and am going to binge watch your channel lol.

Vor 2 Monate
Adriana Richard-Strbac
Adriana Richard-Strbac

This was the most helpful video I’ve watched thus far as a beginner. Thank you!!!

Vor 5 Tage
Adam McKinzie
Adam McKinzie

Didn’t know about trading pawns vs trading pieces in the endgame. Thanks for the great videos! One of my favorite chess channels

Vor year
Kayasper
Kayasper

I am a rather regular player (1600) and although most of these principles I know, it is really good to have them all mentioned together, thanks! I'll suscribe

Vor year
AngeloGene
AngeloGene

@David Copson Thewheelstrategy probably chickened out. xD

Vor year
Kayasper
Kayasper

@straight guy What makes you think that? Wanna play?

Vor year
straight guy
straight guy

you’re not 1600

Vor year
Abigor Anathema
Abigor Anathema

I like when principles "imply" another. For example, don't trade knight for bishop and bishops are better in open positions. As games almost always become open eventually, the second implies the first. Neat!

Vor 11 Monate
Gregory Stocker
Gregory Stocker

Yup true!

Vor 11 Monate
Poly Hexamethyl
Poly Hexamethyl

Great video! Concise, yet well explained and very useful. Thanks, NM Nelson!

Vor year
Chess Vibes
Chess Vibes

Glad it was helpful!

Vor year
Matt Giguere
Matt Giguere

Thank you Nelson! You're the best teacher ever. You've helped me so much!👍👍👍👍♟♟♟♟

Vor 8 Monate
Turk Wendell
Turk Wendell

For me it's the octopus method. I use all 8 arms each with their own mini brain to create a difficult to defeat swarming effect. I've found it to be quite effective, even against experienced players. Thanks for the video and good luck everyone.👍

Vor 9 Monate
Among Us Academy
Among Us Academy

Great video, love the straight forward advice!

Vor 6 Monate

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