CAUTION: This Rapid chess video may put you to sleep #1

This is the first time I’ve competed in an Hourly Rapid Arena chess tournament while only recording locally(not during a livestream). The time controls for this 1 hour and 57 minute event is 10 minutes per player without any increment. For many years now, I continually receive comments about my voice and how it has been an aid with sleep. With a local record, I tend to speak softer when conveying my train of thought; I guess speaking to myself alone makes for this change. Recently I was curious to know what percent of viewers have fallen asleep while watching/listening to one of my videos: . Anyhow, I think this lengthier video of a slower than usual time control coupled with a softer voice may give you about a 71% chance of falling asleep. 😴 On a more serious note, I hope that at the end of the day you’ll be like the Twitter follower who said: “Rather than staring at social media on my bed, I prefer to watch one or two educational videos from your YouTube channel. Either I will learn something or I fall asleep because of your soothing voice. Win-win.”

I’m a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who was introduced to the game by my father in 1988 at the age of 8. The purpose of this channel is to share my knowledge of chess to help others improve their game. I enjoy continuing to improve my understanding of this great game, albeit slowly. Consider subscribing here on YouTube for frequent content, and/or connecting via any or all of the below social medias. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take care, bye. 😀



  1. Very good learning videos , even for an old retired master like me .

  2. more of these please! also tagging the video as unintentional asmr would be cool!

  3. "

    0:02 / 2:02:45

    CAUTION: This Rapid chess video may put you to sleep" Misleading title. Love your style of chess, love the commentary 🙂

  4. Hi Jerry, i'm watching your videos every day for a while now, especially the classical ones, i love the way you explain things and share your thoughts on almost every move, i learned alot from you and i am very thankfull for it.

    And if its not to much to ask.. can you upload more classical games..? please….

    Thank you in advance and God bless you.

  5. I hate when they play so fast like those kids who turned in their test with 1 hour left. Like they think they’re so much better than everyone.

  6. falling asleep to your videos is a feature… not a flaw. In my opinion.

  7. Jerry, i fell asleep to your videos together with my ex for over 2 years. and even when we ended, i still continue to fall asleep to your videos to this day. although i still have 0 idea how to play or be good at chess lol. i dont know if James will ever see this but if you do, please know that i will genuinely love you forever. and Jerry you are doing great, please never stop making these videos, we love you.

    Lam 7/2/2022

  8. i think its hilarious that we can all admit your videos are so boring they put us to sleep, but i cant not watch…

  9. People getting ready for bed got a pleasant surprise for sure

  10. Can someone please explain to me at 1:24:39 why Chess-Network have a bad bisschop and the opponent a good biscchop?

  11. Can you please make this a regular thing. I like learning and sleeping

  12. the amount of times ive actually fallen asleep to this video, i guess youtube algorithm knows i sleep to chess videos

  13. 2:00:30 nice mating pattern with Nh6+. In one of Hikaru's Botez gambit speedruns I saw a similar mate in 1 with a bishop on b2. I was completely surprised, as I'm sure they were too, along with gingertobler here. Seems to be a blind spot if you've never seen the pattern. Kicking the knight with ..h5 seems to avoid immediate mate and creates complications, and I'm guessing the further weakened king position would prove decisive somewhere down the road

  14. Due to the title youtube likes to recommend this video anytime I am on after midnight. Like almost every day

  15. I cannot be the only person who thinks his voice is perfect for bobs burgers.

  16. γεια! μπορείτε να αλλάξετε το θέμα σκακιέρας σε wood4? rhx

  17. Hey its film strip guy again. . . Subbed. Hope you help my insomnia with your dulsic tones of the 60s 70s and left over for us to watch in the 80s sounds. Hahaha

  18. Jerry thanks for the warning it’s why I’m here.

  19. Pls keep making these sleepy chess videos… I can’t sleep now without them

  20. I would make a monthly payment to sub to your chess matches for me to watch late at night. Super soothing, all while picking up knowledge in my subconscious !

  21. I'm gonna start watching the video ooh look it's so rela-

  22. One time I fell asleep at the beginning of 3 hour video and it played all the way through and didn't wake up until the morning I had no idea it was on

  23. If I've fallen asleep while watching a video? Mate, I specifically put your videos on play when I'm having a troubled night and want to sleep.

    Not because your videos are boring, but rather because my mind stops racing in bed and then I can sleep haha.

  24. For some reason I woke up with this video stopped @1:30, I guess the warning is for real.

  25. I always watch your videos before falling asleep. I immediately forget about any stress i had during the day. Keep up the good work. You are a great man.

  26. I listen to your video to sleep every night… I'm terrible at chess. But I love the game!! And I learned so much <3

  27. don't make me think too much when you record games for sleep

  28. Jerry's voice is the definition of mellifluous

  29. Mom i did not eat the other popsicle. says:

    unintentional ASMR?

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