Beginners’ Openings and Tactics – GM Varuzhan Akobian – 2013.01.13

Chess Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian presents a lecture for beginners at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.


  1. Wow amazing lesson thank you so much ❤️😊

  2. I was looking for this video again and I found it. It's never bad to brush up on the basics

  3. This teacher is so good. I'm learning how to play chess as a 36yr old!

  4. Why is that you did not let the BLACK STUDENT answer when the BLACK STUDENT RAISED HIS HAND?

  5. Any video on rook vs queen end game by GM Akobian ?

  6. My respects to GM Akobian. His teachings are quite good if we consider that he is just a human being. He is not at my same level in chess (3600 rated), but he is very clear to teach mere mortals.

  7. QA-4 check, forces pawn take take check, forces black knight to block, (queens gambit accepted from white)

  8. Most of the students there are children.

  9. queen xf7 check is ckeckmate in the last puzzle

  10. I am 65 years old and learning. Great teacher.

  11. God damn it's alot of information to remember for someone like me who's usually don't remember where I putted my keys last time

  12. What is the name of the video with the next 6 openings in it. TY

  13. Very informative for me…
    Thanks Sir

  14. I see two possibilities: 1) This man has an advanced degree in teaching methods from a very prestigious university where he was at the head of his class, or 2) He has absolutely incredible instincts for teaching complex subject matter. I have known numerous professors with high level training on teaching techniques who were nowhere near as effective as Mr Akobian. If he is self-taught and operating on instincts, I hope he has a lot of children and they all become teachers.

  15. The homeless guy at the park would be more appropriate to teach this crowd. 😂

  16. Best ever instruction with good reviews
    Looking forward to more lessons 🙏👍

  17. Awesome lecture….. very knowledgeable and patient teacher….

  18. This is a wonderful teaching session for beginners 👍

  19. Sir, I only have watched this video one time and have seen an incredible improvement in my game. Awesome teacher. I am sooo impressed with your class. I will watch your other tutorials. Outstanding.

  20. Why doesn’t black play H6 to pressure the bishop?

  21. I'm a beginner so sorry if this is obvious, but at 2.17 he explains that black should just concede the pawn and play knight to F6. He then shows how it is bad for black to try and defend the pawn. At 2.34 he shows how it is bad for black to play either pawn (A6 or C6). But he doesn't show what would happen if black played bishop to A6. Isn't that the best move for black? White can still take the pawn at B5 but the bishop can then take it leaving black one piece up.

  22. Learning with patience is already difficult… but having learnt it and teaching what was learnt with patience to kids is God level…. Kudos to GM Akobian

  23. This video will hit well over 10 million views , what a fantastic teacher and an incredible opportunity for young chess players

  24. Namskar ie wishing you best. I am from city pune in India.liked you as best teacher.more good thing that is your pronouncing is very good simple.

  25. All I know about chess is how the pieces move, but this was a very interesting watch.

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