6 Steps To Make A Plan In ANY SITUATION – Chess Strategy, Tips and Tricks – Chess Plans and Ideas

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182 Comments

  1. So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  2. So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  3. So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  4. Reply Me…..!!!!
    So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  5. Reply Me…..!!!!
    So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  6. Reply Me…..!!!!
    So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  7. Reply Me…..!!!!
    So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  8. Reply Me…..!!!!
    So in my understanding what you said all that is for every move, means you have to think and calculate entire 6 step before making every move is that what you mean…?

  9. 11:53 lol…that i think was actually really funny, and of course very true! I can recommend How to Reassess your chess, 4h edition by Jeremy Silman, a brilliant book on planning.

  10. Are we talking about blitz or rapid or classical chess here?

  11. 16For God so loved the world that He gave His one and onlye Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

  12. i feel like he is the first person on youtube and not just regarding chess who literally mentions in the intro what kind of people this video targets and not having poor under 1200 rated players like me watch until the end and gather likes. I respect you even more now

  13. Our grandpas would pay for this stuff in the past

  14. I need some help as i predominantly play as black I've been using the pirc defense which i didn't even know that was the name all i remember is it was a defense bobby fischer used. I've been tooling around with this totally unorthodox opening against a computer i only mated once in maybe 300 attempts but against people maybe 40% depending on experience so it starts
    e2-e4
    …Ng8-f6
    e4-e5
    …Nf6-e4
    d2-d3
    …Ne4xf2
    Ke1xf2
    …g7-g6
    Ng1-fe
    …Bf8-g7
    Nb1-c3
    …o-o
    d3-d4….now I'm thinking d7-d6 or Nb8-c6 to bust up the middle or fianchetto the white bishop and go from their or maybe all those moves are good but the order of execution is wrong any suggestions besides don't start a game like that 😏😃

  15. Liked, because you offered checkers to people who might think chess is too complex.

  16. 9:01 that pin isn't as bad or is it? You can take that bishop with your pawn ♟️ or other knight

  17. I generally do not like any video, I watch it and move to next. But these efforts deserves it and got my like.

  18. You're totally right. Back when I was under 1200 the most common blunder for me was that I didn't see the opportunity to capture the opponent's queen, because I was so caught up in plans :)))

  19. The best plan I have found is to take one of your horses and march that son of a gun around the board aggressively, every move. People can't deal with it.

  20. You were talking about 1200 players, then you mentioned Lichess. What ratings do you use in your videos?

  21. Whoa okay buddy I feel attacked. I don't even make that issue though. I just prefer chess bot. And puzzles

  22. 2:18 I really don't buy your comparison here, because it implies that if you don't make plans, you won't be the guy who makes mistakes, and also that if you have a good plan, you'll make mistakes. I don't see how the two things must be negatively correlated.

  23. When you say under 1200, how does that relate to LiChess ratings?

  24. 5:00 well,looking at the situation,after I watched whole video I came up with conclusion of –
    Q-e1(check) then k-e5 to take either enemy knight or bishop.although my knight will also be taken out but taking enemy units makes the situation kinda easy for me to think ahead.

  25. If you don't like chess play toi take toe… Bro u got an immediate like from me. Love ur channel

  26. I’ve been watching allot of Tic Tac Toe tutorials and quite frankly, they are really confusing. This tutorial seemed clear and concise. I may have to switch and start playing chess.

  27. The only thing is dislike about this channel is his name, reminds me of my arch nemesis bot Nelson and my inability to defeat him. Though ironically, this Nelson is helping me defeat that Nelson so I think that it's okay XD

    (Also, love you homie, thanks for the content!)

  28. Good day! At time stamp 17:18 there is also a tactics for white after the knight fork Na5..white will reply Qb5 check….

  29. In this position at 19 minutes. Qb3 forces a response. How do they defend the knight? we have R-f1.

  30. To your point about Chess being a complex game: if you'd rather let fate take the wheel, Backgammon isn't a bad choice. It's like drunk RNG Checkers. Also because that game is played on what is essentially a one-dimensional line, there's a lot less to keep track of in terms of surprise attacks and thinking several steps ahead on things. I really do recommend it if you want to get into a classic board game but find yourself really overwhelmed by the complexity of Chess.

  31. very good tips, i think i do these things at my best by intuition but really helped to see them articulated with such clarity!!

  32. I'm not a very good planner. And when something doesn't go my way I lose my focus and start blundering

  33. make a video about how to beat magnus carlsen

  34. Γεωργιος Ζαλοκωστας says:

    Thanks very much with the lessons I was tired with the books!!

  35. Awesome video, like my 4th or 5th time watching, definitely helps!
    Woo hoo, just had one of my best games, 1 innaccuracy, 1 brilliant, 3 great move 53 move, 22 best move game with pawn promotion, my best end game with 87.3 accuracy againt a 200 point higher rank, sweet!

  36. My very first plan, 100% of the time: where are my enemies diagonals? Cause for me personally, I’m pretty decent, but sometimes those bishops be sneakin’ behind some pawns and attacking from deep without me even seeing it, usually because it was a discover attack. Lol

    That being said I think the best move was moving the queen. If the knight moves to counter attack your queen, you can simply check and take the knight. If they move the center knight, you can pressure the king with your protected bishop while taking pieces and setting up possible checkmate. If they leave the knight the only way to defend it is by pulling back the bishop and it makes their position much weaker. Just overall seems like the most winning play. Checking with the rook is decent, but they will either move their king and the threat is over, though you do get good positioning with the open file, or best case they block with the bishop and you remove the pin, but it’s way less interactive and ultimately you have no tangible threats established to blacks pieces. I’m no master, just my thoughts as a learner.

  37. I think Qb3 is still the best move because if Na5, Qb5+ and fork the knight. If Nc6, Bd5 and it's defended by the queen and sets a double attack on c6

  38. This is the kind of instruction i needed. Thanks! 🙂

  39. I love the fact he just told people to play checkers if they think chess is too complex 😂.

  40. This is a great video thank you. I'm 1200 and I get so caught up trying to practice the lower priorities that I lose games on king safety and awkward queens. I need to get king and queen safety back into habit, and also check for followup tactics before celebrating my brainy plans. Also weak squares is something new and exciting to think about.

  41. Good tips! Thanks — so many games I'll be ahead then I blunder them away — ha — not used to 5min yet at all — time runs out one me ha 😀

  42. I wonder how long it’d take me to become a GM in Tic Tac Toe

  43. h3 asks the bishop and also create luft, so isnt it a good move? if they take we achive wht we want and if thye dont we can go Qb3

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