Watching chess videos is sometimes more convenient than reading chess books. Yes, it’s more passive than actively reading and going through the moves on a chessboard. But the nice thing with live commentary is that you can listen to the player’s thoughts live.
I believe recording those videos is also very helpful for the authors to improve their own understanding of how they play the game. So today I challenged myself made my own live commentary while playing a 15+5 game on lichess.org:
NOTE: The audio quality is quite terrible, especially during the first two minutes. I’m currently recording with the embedded mic of a MacbookAir. Any advice on how to improve audio in future videos is welcome.
There will probably more videos of this type in the future:
- It’s a good way to improve my understanding about how I think when playing chess.
- I can listen to myself speaking in English and try to catch grammar or pronunciation mistakes that I wasn’t aware of.
- This prevents me from spending too much time playing chess online. Recording one game is quite demanding in terms of mental energy.
- It’s quite fun to do!