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Watch the chess videos, aimed at all strengths from beginner to intermediate levels. They’re entertaining and great fun to watch, and they also bring your game to the next level. Delight in the brilliant combinations. Enjoy the strategic planning. Learn how to attack aggressively to maximize your chances, and how to spot key quiet moves and still move in for the win. Some people said that their rating improved by 300 Elo points after watching these videos. Watching these videos will definitely inspire you to play your own immortal game.

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Tricks And Blunders


Kaboom f7


The Immortal Chess Games


Mikhail Tal


Magnus Carlsen


 Bobby Fischer


Paul Morphy


Celebrity Chess


Giant Fall


Amazing chess games


The King Hunt



Alexander Alekhine


Garry Kasparov


Teimor Radjabov


Wei Yi


Ding Liren


Fabiano Caruana


Hikaru Nakamura


Viswanathan Anand


Shakhriyar Mamedyarov


Simon Williams


Levon Aronian


Peter Svidler




Richard Rapport


Wesley So


Nigel Short


Ivan Saric


Le Quang Liem


Raymond Keene


Alexander Morozevich


Sergey Karjakin


Mark Taimanov


Viktor Korchnoi


Jose Raul Capablanca


Rashid Nezhmetdinov


Mikhail Botvinnik


Max Euwe


Emanuel Lasker


David Bronstein


Carlos Torre Repetto


Paul Keres


Carl Schlechter


Savielly Tartakower


Richard Reti


Wilhelm Steinitz


Women Chess


Women’s WCC 2020


Women Chess Masters


Judit Polgar’s Chess Games


Mariya Muzychuk


Nazi Paikidze


Ju Wenjun




FIDE World Cup 2019


Grand Chess Tour 2019


Carlsen vs Caruana WCM 2018


Chess Olympiad 2018


World Cup 2017


World Rapid Championship 2016


Chess Olympiad 2016


Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016


Women’s WCC 2015


World Chess Championship 2014


Chess Olympiad 2014


World Blitz Championship 2014


Anand vs Carlsen-WCC 2013


Candidates Tournament London 2013

World Chess Championship 2012


Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012


Zurich Candidates Tournament 1953



Italian Opening


Fried Liver Attack


Traxler Counterattack


Spanish Opening


Schliemann Defense


Scotch Opening


Danish Gambit


Sicilian Defense


The Accelerated Dragon


Caro-Kann Defense


Pirc Defence


Scandinavian Defense


King’s Gambit


Vienna Game


Petrov’s Defence


French Defence


Blackmar Diemer Gambit


Queen’s Gambit


Slav Defense


Semi Slav


Catalan Opening


London System Opening


Queen Pawn Game


Grunfeld Defense


English Opening


King’s Indian Defense


Nimzo-Indian Defense


Queen’s indian defence


Dutch Defense


Bird’s Opening


Nimzo-Larsen Attack


Colle System


Jerome Gambit


The Baltic Defense


Tactics in the Opening




Endgame chess course


Essential Chess Endings




Mato’s Chess Games


Instructive chess games


Modern Chess Games


Exercise your mental muscles


Chess Tactics


Funny chess games


Chess School TV


Four Moves Checkmate


Beginners Course


Chess Tactics Exercises


War of the Chess Engines


Great Chess Miniatures


World’s Best Chess Miniatures 2


World’s Best Chess Miniatures 1




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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Nazi Paikidze

Nazi Paikidze

Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik

Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine

Paul Keres

Paul Keres

How many people play chess?

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Ju Wenjun

Ju Wenjun

Women chess masters

Women chess masters

Women chess masters

Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura

Judit Polgar

Judit Polgar

Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer

J R Capablanca

J R Capablanca

Free chess training



The King Hunt DVD

The greatest collection of the king hunting games

Beconme A Chess Master

Future Chess Masters

How useful are videos created by Mato Jelic?

What did other say?

Thank you, Mato ! Your lectures has helped me a lot. They are not just chess lectures, there is a lot of life wisdom too. And they are very entertaining as well due to your natural sence of humour. A funny story: One day I skipped watching your video and my girlfriend said: " And where is Mato ? ... I am so much used to hear his voice that it feels he is already part of our family " :)) Keep the good work!
Lyndon B from Dubai
Greetings from Dubai Mato,
I’m a hobby player but my ranking has always been between 1500-1550 for a long time.
I’ve been following your games almost everyday on YouTube and my chess mind has improved a lot!
My online ranking as of yesterday is 2010.
Thank you sir!
Lyndon B

John A


I don't usually comment , but you sir have the best chess videos on YouTube . I've seen dozens of other teachers, none of them can compare with your style , so you have earned my respect. Keep doing an amazing job.

Here's a true story. Just over a year ago I stumbled upon Mato's channel and subscribed. At the time I was rated at about 1200. I know this won't sound like much to most people here, but I just surpassed 1650 rating and for me, that is a big deal.
Akhil A K
Mato.. I appreciate your  commentary more than anyone else's. The patient manner in which u narrate the game.. sans any made up excitement, yet managing to thrill us to the best... is the best part ! It's so mature narration. Shows the knowledge of a true chess player who is into the art of chess. ️ I'm sure that once anyone watches any of your game commentaries... he is sold. Such is the beauty or the experience delivered by ur videos.




I was rated 1100 a year ago but now I am rated 1789 and still improving just by watching the games showed by Mato and analyzing them daily for 1-2 hrs. I even won 2nd place in my college blitz chess fest where some strong players rated above 2000 also participated. Thank you, Mato 🙂 you should be the most subscribed channel in chess category.


Dr Studwell


I will admit as a university professor I have shown your chess lectures in my classes even though the class has nothing to do with chess lol

Kyle Suarez 10/3 2019

Your chess videos are the best, Mato. I've improved by over 500 points in the last 4 years thanks to your videos. Keep doing what you're doing, I'll always be a fan. Thanks for everything 🙂



Thank you for the inspiration and love that you gave us through your chess channel , you not only taught us about the game but also the basic principles of life by relating your own experiences.

I was so influenced by your lessons that I couldn't stop myself from writing this. In my opinion you the best chess coach I could ever have, please never stop making new videos on chess and bye for now.

With Regards

Abdul Suleman

From Assam, India




Everyone loves you!!you made me love chess…with you high manner and positive thinking i learn a lot from not only chess but u teach us how to solve many prbs in life so many thanks from Japan


Michel Hatstatt

31/01/2013 at 1:04 pm

Hello Mato.

Thank you for all these videos, you are certainly the most popular. I extremely enjoyed the comments of all those who follow you. I totally agree with the fact that you are the best on the net to produce quality videos that help us enormously to understand a little better the fascinating world of chess.



28/02/2013 at 7:29 pm

Mato Thanks a lot. Your videos have made my kids’ interest in chess so smooth and sweet. All videos and the commentary is soothing and no time to get bored. Its made easy for me to teach chess to my kids even in shortage of time. Also after so many years I got attracted back to chess. Please keep it up!


Gunther Sosna

09/06/2013 at 11:38 pm

Mato, you are the best chess teacher every!



15/09/2013 at 2:00 am

Hey there Mato, I enjoy watching my husband play chess. He had me watch one of your videos today and we had a great time with all the different variations you presented. I may be terrible at chess myself, but I think if I watched more of these I may be able to play my husband and at least give him a run for his money! Thanks for all the time you lend to making chess so much fun! gina


Max from Bay Area


Really wonderful and inspiring videos — excellent analysis, wry sense of humor, very suspenseful. Thank you for the excellent work!


Gunnar Jørgensen


Love your energy, humour and chess inspiration. Bless you, Mato.


Deepak Rao


Millions of chess players have watched and benefited from MATO’s chess lectures and analysis on YouTube. His lively analysis has contributed in popularizing chess tremendously. World’s best chess coach ever.

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