# How To Calculate In Chess

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

0:00 Intro
1:03 Beginners Game 1
7:52 Beginners Game 2
12:10 Puzzles
24:15 Example 4
27:04 Example 5

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1. @Huete-bb1kz says:

2. @CuriousPaisa says:

Me who is only 250 😂

3. @BrainzBody says:

The biggest mistake I see beginners make is assuming their opponent has No Plan!!! Best question each time an opponent moves is "Why did they do that? What do they want to do with that??" Often, it might require an intermediate move just to throw a monkey wrench into their plan.

4. @BrainzBody says:

I've recently found you. And you mention about learning patterns. I am going to recommend Brainium's Sudoku because it has a clock and scoring.
As you do play over time you learn to keep your eyes fluid and how as you fill things in the patterns change and other patterns emerge.
As a neuroscientist, I am interested in how you can use a skill one place to improve in another. Chess teaches you to have a strategic mind, Sudoku (never use notes that is lazy) I have learned to keep my eyes 'soft & flowing' while occasionally stopping to burrow down. It has helped improve my ability to see combinations, patterns, and my opponent's plans in chess.
Hope you get to play that 8 year old in Real Chess (yes, I think speed, blitz et al are interesting for practice but…not real chess.)

5. @user-qb9jv3eo5n says:

💋💋💋💋💋

5:26 what if then, black moves pawn to d3

7. @amirrezank9265 says:

Xjskdk

8. @arthurtheboy9753 says:

my elo is 301

9. @a.harris9768 says:

There are comments in the comment section Levy

10. @ebboplayer says:

Get out of here

11. @Chill_Gates says:

Times were good when Levy made videos on caluclation and visualisation instead of just milking Magnus

12. @grahamdugan says:

14:00 I love that bongbuster420 gave \$42.00 showing real commitment to the 4-2-0…

13. @mostlywesworth says:

Absolutely great video

14. @emperortheconqueror4161 says:

At the end of the day, irrespective of the vote, democracy (as argued) is not always the best form of government. Ideally, it is. In reality, it isn't.

The problem is that democracy is always equated with being able to vote your president. That's where the problem is.

In reality, democracy doesn't guarantee human rights, press freedom, etc. In Nigeria my country, those things don't exist when the 'democratically elected' govt is in the spotlight. All significant voices are in diaspora. If they fly thru d 'wrong country', they'd find themselves in DSS custody like Nnamdi Kanu did.

All the times the military took power, EVERYONE was happy. The same reason why the juntas across the Sahel have the people's support.

It's a bloated sense of moral superiority and complete ignorance or disdain for reality that makes ppl like Ian say what they do. The Ukraine guy was just making emotional appeals and it worked – which shows how fragile democracy is: master emotions and you'll get the votes, even if you are the devil in full regalia.

Singapore worked as fast as it did and is resilient. 'Dictatorships' as we like to call them aren't inherently negative. Such systems don't necessarily exclude the leaders from accountability.

If a dictatorship rose in my country that got the job done, no one would miss democracy. What's more, there'd be no need for human rights violations or such things cuz you'd be doing the right things (which u have to if u want to get the job done)

15. @Rajveer-pg7ir says:

Thanks to your mom for giving you birth l( l ove you)

16. @allysinlombard says:

So 1 blunder in a 31 move game is okay? I tend to have tons of missed opportunities. Love your content!

great video, it helped me improve my chess game

18. @tigergamingtg5609 says:

I am 600 and first two games were just bad man😂

19. @genelynnicolas4975 says:

Albert Einstein vs Gotham

20. @theonlybow5130 says:

Y'know that different feeling that got u when play chess vs u watch someone's, I probably can calculate chess moves but not a perfect nor really good one but once u play a chess match, u just feelin different and forgor how u calculate things right

21. @BrianNarvaez-oj6ve says:

This vid is the reason i cant beat 700's as easily anymore.

22. @hrchandran says:

i love chess and chess is the best

23. @ikxngMc says:

Im good at playing chess with girls, *chest

24. @rammurtiroy3452 says:

nice skills in a chess

25. @TheSuperCoolMan122 says:

25:49 here I would have played bishop b2

26. @joseph-mariopelerin7028 says:

Ok great…. whats "kingny too" mean???!!??

27. @esam3406 says:

I like that 'get out of here ' in the end 😅🤣🤣 + the video was useful .Thanks

28. @esam3406 says:

We want more videos like this
❤ if you agree

29. @christianosei366 says:

Jesus loves you all

30. @karthikaas1728 says:

4:28 the thing is king doesn't move they just move their pawn up to defend and now ur three pieces are hanging! Congratulations!!!✨

31. @FarrelVivo2024 says:

I am God

32. @FarrelVivo2024 says:

I hate you

33. @vishal-shinde says:

I didn't know 1000 is a beginner?
Me poor 300s, what am I?
Should I even watch your videos 😅

34. @VuMinh-uu2xl says:

thank bro

35. @Abs0luteN0va says:

i'm the kind of person who gets worried anytime I place a piece near an enemy piece which usually ends up in my pieces getting taken

36. @AngelinaHarbin says:

You are speaking to fast . I am a beginner and slow at learning . I think it would be more helpful to slow down a little 😊

37. @AACAnas says:

27:15 minutes he just sang the song im on sugarcrush

38. @nguyennguyenvu9718 says:

How to have my game analyzed by gothamchess?

39. @akshayramteke7483 says:

in Intermediate/adavanced you can play queen h8

40. @minecraftwoodman9589 says:

i am 200 elo 🙂

41. @TonyShark9109 says:

5:15 "You need to be cerebral enough" yeah no levy you lost me there

42. @waldoswart4883 says:

9:22 the king can move, the knight can't

43. @RobRed1011 says:

I'm sorry levy but your the worst chess teacher in the world to calculate think of a move and use the what if method keep on doing it and you'll slowly be able to calculate and guess your opponent moves

44. @Unrealchess says:

Gotham chess to the rescue

45. @SureshBabu-cx7xv says:

Thank you Levi. Now I am winning every chess match.

46. @stevenpolkinghorn4747 says:

6:27 As someone who is like, sub 500, I’m proud to say I did see that. I had to pause and think for a bit, but I did see it.

47. @JoeBob79569 says:

One of the stupidest thing I do in chess puzzles is that I'll sometimes calculate 3-5 moves ahead to win a rook or something, but I'll overlook a totally obvious move like that one of my pawns can just capture the opponents queen.
Especially when it's a puzzle where you exchange a few pieces first, that don't involve the hanging queen at all, and then that's it's the final piece of the puzzle, but I don't even look at that part of the board.

48. @TeriNabor says:

thanks😊

49. @kurinine5815 says:

Thanks bro

50. @alexkuron5069 says:

Levy slipping in chess is a mandatory subject for kids in Armenia lmao dead
He is our anarchy chess GOD