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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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The Immortal Chess Games

Mikhail Tal

Magnus Carlsen

 Bobby Fischer

Paul Morphy

Celebrity Chess

Giant Fall

Amazing chess games

Alexander Alekhine

The King Hunt


Garry Kasparov

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 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

The Science of Strategy

Highly recommended chess book

How many people play chess?

Research say there are over 600 million people playing chess making it without a doubt the most popular mind game in the world. Read More Fun Facts about Chess


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

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What did other say?

What Did Other Say About Mato's YouTube 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 🙂


Suleman says:

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


Sam says:


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 says:

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.


Dhanashree says:

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 says:

09/06/2013 at 11:38 pm

Mato, you are the best chess teacher every!


Junglehouse says:

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 says:


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


Gunnar Jørgensen says:



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


Deepak Rao says:


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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