Learn the Queen’s Gambit Chess Opening and Relax ♕ easy tutorial for beginners ♕ ASMR

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The Queen’s Gambit is a mainstay in chess opening theory. It is a great opening for beginners and improvers, because at the lower levels you can achieve much the same setup in most games, helping you get familiar with the themes, strategies and tactics of the opening. At the same time the Queen’s Gambit is an opening you can have with you for your entire chess life. It can be played at the beginner level, the club level, the grandmaster level and even at the world championship level. It will never get out of style, it will never get refuted and you’ll always be able to find new and fascinating ways to play it.

In this video you’ll get a deep strategic understanding of what your pieces want to do and why in the Queen’s Gambit. I believe it is most helpful for beginners and improvers to understand the ideas, plans and concepts rather than memorizing endless opening variations and then be left clueless as soon as their opponent deviates. After this strategic introduction I will show an example game so you can see for yourself how deadly the QG can be in effect.

I will make at least one follow-up video (coming out about a week’s time after this one) where I go over the most common responses to the Queen’s Gambit, so you’ll have an overview of all the different stuff black can try and hit you with.

If you are new to the channel I can understand if you are wondering about the peculiar manner in which I speak. This video is not only a chess tutorial, it is also what is known as an ASMR video. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is described as a “tingling sensation” one can have when listening to a soft or whispery voice. The point is to relax the listener and maybe help them sleep. It is also known to be effective against anxiety and have a general calming effect. I can also have the exact opposite effect, which is known as misophonia. If you get inexplicably angry when hearing my voice, please do not be alarmed. This is normal and happens to about 5% of people. You can either vent your anger by writing a nasty comment (not generally recommended) or listening to powerful music – if you are into metal then put on some thrash, if you are into hiphop put on some MOP and scream it out (recommended).

In the video I say Capablanca and Alekhine played their WcM in 1934, which is incorrect. That match was played in 1927, but they played 34 games which was how I got it mixed up.


  1. Fischer Spassky Game 6 wasnt a queens opening. He played c4

  2. Ive played chess for most of my life and learned the Queens Gambit a long time ago, but I can't NOT watch a video you post about it! great stuff:)

  3. Anyone know what board this is or where I can find it?

  4. Always like the content and this is perfeccttt
    please do sicilian najdorf too

  5. I honestly think the board sounds/tapping could be louder, as they are in other videos that don't have speaking. It's a great element but I think it gets drowned out too easily. Thanks 🙂

  6. ASMR Chess is rapidly developing into one of my favourite you tube channels

  7. Dich Deutsch sprechen zu hören macht richtig happy 😀

  8. Ich bin positiv überrascht wie gut deine Aussprache ist, denn Deutsch ist eine sehr schwierige Sprache. Weiter so und viel Erfolg 🙂

  9. Freut mich, dass du unsere Sprache lernen möchtest! 🙂 Gutes Video 🙂

  10. I am rated 2000+ and can say this is a great opening, good video.

  11. Am I crazy or was that line “control the spice, control the universe” a reference to the game Spore?

    And great video!

  12. Du sprichst gefühlt einfach besser deutsch als is lol

  13. Das ist ja voll genial, dann kann ich ja deutsch schreiben

  14. Comeback of the red and black chess set soon? 😉

  15. Your videos are so relaxing 🙂 Thank you so much, please keep up the good work!

  16. omg bro i didnt even know you werent german your accent sounded so german to me – anyway, still addicted to your content!

  17. Tried to learn more about the opening all to fight back trying to sleep

  18. Control the spice, control the universe. Dune moment?? Haha

  19. Hey! I was wondering if you could possibly do a video explaining the basics of the sicilian defense. It's one I've heard a lot about and can recognise, but am yet to really explore. (I haven't yet dared venture from the comfort of e5!)

  20. You're teaching of openings are some of the best I've seen and love when you upload them, finally after watching I feel I can use them in a game and learn from there, most other chess youtubers leave me scratching my head. except 'Chess vibes'
    Please do more thanks

  21. Thanks I got the babbel discount. Very nice videos, all of them!

  22. Make more shirts plz I love your videos but have a short attention span so I jump between all of your before I finish any of them videos

  23. Can u provide a buy link for this chess set? I'm planning to buy a decent wooden set which looks elegant.

  24. This is so useful because you actually explains what we are trying to achieve and the reasons behind, which is – like you said – a better way to learn than just blindly (trying to) remember moves combination… Thanks !

  25. What would you say the next fundamental is in learning chess? I am loving learning openings, when there’s enough opening videos, another series could be the art of trading pieces maybe?

  26. What would you think about an asmr horror story Channel good idea or no?

  27. Excellent stuff. Can't wait for the "Black Strikes Back" installment.

  28. I would love to see from you a video of how to destroy the Albin counter gambit, keep up the good work anyway💪💪

  29. This channel has great chess content, such a shame it is delivered in the ASMR style. Alienates a lot of players who are misophonic or otherwise can't stand ASMR but want entertaining chess. I know, I know, no one cares what I think. Just my two cents.

  30. 7:26 could not agree more with everything said here

  31. I started playing the queens gambit after this video. Now i love it. So many early checkmates. I love this channel!

  32. So interesting, I wanted to learn the queen's gambit and after some small theorry, i straight went to your video!! Really interesting, thank you very much.

  33. Decaying sofa cinema - Relaxing Music says:

    Great content 👌 👏 👍

    Content that inspires and motivates many people. Great sharing. Your passion and emotions will show up in your content. Please keep uploading good videos. A lot of people will watch your video.

  34. “You use the next best thing, C4”
    Damn straight
    But in reality amazing video very descriptive and relaxing I appreciate the content

  35. this one has made me subscribe brother. nice video

  36. I always like to play Rfe1 instead of Rae1 is that move a mistake?

  37. Another excellent video, thanks a lot. Please make one about the caro kann

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