CAUTION: This Rapid chess video may put you to sleep #6

I late-join an Hourly Rapid Arena and share my train of thought as I play 7* games with time control 10+0. This arena began on January 19th, 2024 at 9:00 PM EDT. Many viewers over the years have expressed that these slower time control games act as a sleep aid. You may find that watching these rapid games may help you to improve your chess or help you to reach the rapid eye movement stage of sleep. Enjoy either way. 😊

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 the below social medias. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take care, bye. πŸ™‚

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  1. Why do you enter these tournaments only for the final hour, when you are guaranteed to play only much lower rated players?

  2. Yes!!! Need this in my life so much. Iv watched all your others in this category 3-4x lol

  3. That was as usual fun and helped keep me awake during my night shift. Thanks Jerry.

  4. I'm curious how many hours of your videos I've watched, I will watch your videos to go to sleep on auto play and start from where I fell asleep the next night, some videos I've watched 5+ times while awake so I wonder how many asleep

  5. Jerry I like watching your chess recap videos but I LOVE watching you play rapid and going for cheeky fishing poles.

  6. I never fall asleep during your videos I'm too busy taking a thing or two away from them

  7. Thank you for another rapid video!

  8. There is who can't pass the 20 min mark, and who lies

  9. Board vision is incredible. Keep it up Jerry

  10. Jerry all your vids put me to sleep for last 12 + years. No need such title. Everyone knows why we are here. Good night fellas ❀

  11. Jerry, as somone who had recently went through a tramatic experience and has been struggling to sleep, these videos bring me so much comfort. I cant be left alone in silence or I cant sleep, and ive found the generic white noise videos unhelpful. You're soothing voice and calm gait is something so naturally peaceful to listen to. I appreciate the high level analysis as well. Each video, a gift from a master at work. Thank you.

  12. Great commentary and analysis!
    Very instructive at a cool time control.

  13. Watched until 13.24. Then sleepy time thx jerry

  14. Watching the way a master thinks boosts my confidence!! Because Jerry's thoughts are ones I could get to have at some point with enough practice. There isn't even much calculation, just logical thinking!

  15. Hey Jerry, I'm loving the long form videos, especially when they're labeled so I can plan to watch them at a more relaxed pace.

  16. 30 seconds in… and 900-rated player choose to forfeit already πŸ˜‚ I don't blame him 😭

  17. At 47:52, it's a good thing you didn't go to d7 with your queen! πŸ˜‚

  18. Love these rapid games against 1900+ players.

  19. Already when I read the title, I start to fall asle….zzzz

  20. fantastic show πŸ™‚ who's sleeping during it?

  21. Great video – educational sleep aid – please do more πŸ™‚

  22. I really like these slower games. It allows me to follow along

  23. So …. there's a steam game entitled "5D Chess with Multiversal Time Travel", tagged as a "psychological horror game."

    I am curious to see you attempt even one go at that monstrosity of a "chess" game.

  24. almost impossible to keep my eyes open

  25. 32:31 I think there was Bishop takes b7? The queen was overloaded there. Had to defend b7 and the knight.

  26. I prefer the deep chess analysis episodes. But I don't mind this format either it still has some explanations though not as deep plus I am always ready to sleep 😴 . We have to say that it is not easy for Jerry to explain and play opponent at the same time. Thank you

  27. putting rain sounds in the background and this is perfect

  28. [Event "AI Factory's Chess"]

    [Site "Android Device"]

    [Date "2024.01.25"]

    [Round "1"]

    [White "You"]

    [Black "Cpu (12)"]

    [PlyCount "45"]

    [Result "1-0"]

    1. b4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. b5 Be7 4. a4 a6 5. e3 axb5

    6. Bxb5 c6 7. Bd3 b5 8. a5 d5 9. Bb2 Rxa5 10. Nc3 O-O

    11. h4 Bb7 12. g4 Nxg4 13. Bxh7+ Kxh7 14. Ng5+ Kg8 15. Qxg4 Rxa1+

    16. Bxa1 Qa5 17. Qh5 Bxg5 18. hxg5 Qxa1+ 19. Nd1 Qxd1+ 20. Kxd1 f6

    21. g6 c5 22. Qh8+ 1-0

  29. Already my 3rd run at this as I always fall asleep in less than 30mins. So soothing 😊

  30. Just woke up from a short sleep, counting on this one to get back to sleep

  31. Thank you J always a pleasure to watch and pick up a tip or two usually. One note on your queen gambit game. When you're considering Qb6, always make sure you're not susceptible to Na5, which both attacks the queen, and protects b2. Btw, this same move played by black (…Na4) can also be a key move in the exchange variation, where white plays early cxd4 and soon after Qb3. One reason I prefer …c6 over …e6 is the queen covers a4.

  32. As always, feel free to realize that every video you publish is a valuable learning experience for me. Your teaching style is brilliant, the best by test!!

  33. I love these rapid videos please do more

  34. Best sleep I've had in weeks, thanks!! πŸ˜‚

  35. Thank you so much!! Im able to sleep like a new born baby with youre divine chess content.
    Been a big admirer for years!
    Always a pleasure to indulge with this creation!
    Will be so grateful for more of these rapid tournaments or a mash up of some individual matches combined together.
    Keep up the good work! You’re helping us all πŸŒˆπŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€©βœŒπŸ»

  36. My phone battery died 3 times while watching this video 3 nights in a row πŸ˜‚

  37. you know what i love most is that u dont have piece sounds on i dont know why but my dog hates that noise thanks for being dog friendly chess

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