How To Calculate In Chess



How to calculate in chess. Super important lesson on calculation for beginners, intermediate, advanced players, or checkers professionals.

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0:00 Intro
1:03 Beginners Game 1
7:52 Beginners Game 2
12:10 Puzzles
15:39 Intermediate/Advanced
18:48 Advanced Example 2
22:02 Advanced Example 3
24:15 Example 4
27:04 Example 5

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36 comments

  1. Levy is quite the character; he's growing on me. I watched his Magnus and Alpha-Zero influence vid and liked Levy's style and then enjoyed a few more vids; now subscribed! Hate to start by questioning the man, and I'm a beginner or amateur, whichever is lower but at 9:20, he said, "the king can't move, the king can't move." It seems to me it's the "Knight" that can't move, as it is pinned, yes? Nevertheless, I dig his analysis and his forward style. thanks Levy. Good content

  2. ~1600 here. One of my biggest strategical problems is e.g. at 29:45 to see black has the plan to push their pawns for a queenside attack. I don't do this (any more) because I think I'll weaken my king and I (black) get mated. And this actually comes from my experience: Usually when I tried sth. like that, I got mated.
    So what do I do? I can't calculate whether this is dangerous for me.
    This is so annoying because I feel like whatever rules you learn in chess, half the time they don't apply (like in this case: don't push the pawns that guard your king).

  3. At 26:12 what if white play Knight takes C6 then black knight takes knight then white bishop takes knight attacking both the other knight and the f7 pawn.

  4. Hey Gotham! Many people(including me) get stuck on real-life FIDE ratings. Me, for one, am stuck on the 1100s, because whenever I go to a rated tournament, I encounter 1400s, and I'm unable to do anything there except lose. How do I get out of my Chess block thing?

  5. POV: You are an 1100 FIDE rated player, but aren't able to improve and beat 1400s to improve your rating

  6. At 670. there is no such thing as Sicilian defence! lol…rofl.. 😂😂😂

    As 944 rated as of today on August/10/2021… I agree! haha.

  7. Thanks you gotham chess. You help me to calculate and defeat my opponent which was 1600 and I am 1300 lol. But thanks a lot.

  8. How do these 800 players know the openings/chess theory. I lived my entire life without knowing chess theory even existed until like 2 years ago lol

  9. as an 850 rated player, I've never been so offended and correctly called out in the first 30 seconds of a YouTube video

  10. 28:01 Instead of b3 not good to white if he takes his knight or the rook to e6 pawn, Because if he takes with the knight attacks the blacks bishop on g7,and if he takes with a rook,he can give a check to a black king?

  11. 23:24 Why take back a king instead of black puts a knight to b6?If white takes our knight with a knight,we just take with a pawn. And if don't take he must go back with a knight,because our knight attacks his knight

  12. 4:23 Why not a queen gives a check instead of a bishop?And if i give a check with a queen i escaped grom a danger what attacked the queen

  13. Hi I am a 13-1400 rated player who can’t seem to progress. I’d love to play your in one of your videos

  14. Gotham, got retired early so one of my concentrations is on chess. You have great stuff here, a big help, thanks.

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