About this Site

ChessLecture.com has the largest collection of professional quality chess videos in the world. Since our founding lecture was posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, we have added one new video every day, Monday through Friday – and as of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, our library stands at 3,000+ videos. Our lecturers – Masters, International Masters and Grandmasters all – are both proven masters and educators.  Whether you are a chess enthusiast or a rated player, our lectures will give you what you need to improve your game and rating, and increase your enjoyment of chess.


If you have a connection to the Internet, you can watch our videos! Our video library works on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. To rent or buy a single video, you will need a FREE account, so you can log in to watch or download your video. If you do not yet have an account with us, please JOIN FOR FREE and then continue on to select and purchase your video, using a major credit card or PayPal.

To subscribe to our entire library of thousands of videos, please sign up for your FREE account and then select and pay for the level of streaming or download access you prefer: Silver Membership for streaming access from any device, or Gold Membership for streaming access PLUS the ability to download and save videos to the devices you prefer. We offer both monthly and yearly subscriptions, with automatic renewal which can be canceled at any time.  Our free e-newsletter is sent to all members weekly.

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Video Categories

All of our videos are placed into nine different categories.

Dive into our video library of opening analysis. Openings of all kinds for both sides.

Perhaps the most important part of the game. You must be strong in the middlegame.

You may have a good edge in the opening, but without an endgame plan you’ll struggle.

Learn the essential tactics of chess that will improve your game.

Looking to surprise your opponent? Put some of these into your arsenal.

Short video lectures to keep your coffee warm and your brain in high gear!

Awesome strategy for players who enjoy the deeper analysis and tough thinking.

Learning and sharpening your tactics in chess is a key component to being a stronger player.

Games from some of the top players in the world, past and present, are regularly annotated via video.

Video Skill Levels

We have created four different skill levels for each video within our library. All of our videos are placed into at least one of these levels. Some of our lectures cover two skill levels and are marked accordingly.

  • Novice: 0 – 1199 rated
  • Beginner: 1200 – 1499 rated
  • Intermediate: 1500 – 1799 rated
  • Advanced: 1800 – higher rated

We have found that most of our users benefit from all the different skill levels. Everyone learns at a different pace. You can pick and choose which skill levels are most comfortable for you.


There are several fantastic features in the members area that will help you get the most out of our site.

Suggestion Box

It is important to us that our members have the ability to send suggestions to our team of masters. Perhaps you have a particular opening that you’d like to know more about or a pet line that you would like more details on. Our suggestion box is just for this purpose. Once one of our masters receives a suggestion from a member the master evaluates it to make sure that he or she can do the lecture. If so, then they are happy to produce a new video on your topic.

Mark Your Favorites

In the members area you can place videos into your favorites folder. This way you can come back to them anytime you like.

Post Your Comments

In the members area you can post comments to each video, share comments with others, and even reply to other people. You can also comment on our blog and share your thoughts.

Rate Our Videos

After you have watched a video you can rate it using our 5-star rating system.