Better Chess Training

is creating Better Chess Players through Videos and Articles.

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Founding Member
Limited (98 remaining)
per month
Improve your chess by becoming a founding member and receiving the following:
  • PGN files of all positions and games discussed in my videos here and on Youtube.
  • Exclusive videos and downloads to improve your chess.
  • Monthly group training activities and member discussions.
  • Opportunities to get feedback on your games and positions.
  • Priority in requesting and suggesting video and article ideas.
  • Access to future video courses (in development).
Team Backrankbrawler
per month
Support my journey of Chess Improvement and learn from my victories and defeats!

Members of Team Backrankbrawler receive all of the benefits of the previous tiers plus:

  • Behind the scenes training videos.
  • Watch my game evolve with access to my VLOG entries.
  • Watch my training plans evolve as I progress and learn more about the science of chess improvement.
  • Have your name listed in all of my videos on Youtube.
Intro Sponsor
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Besides the benefits listed in previous tiers, the intro sponsor can have their name (or company name) listed in the 15-20 second intro to every video (at least 1 per week).




Hi! I'm Bryan Castro and I started Better Chess Training to help other players improve their chess by learning how to learn and train more effectively. I started my chess training blog several years ago and it has evolved into creating instructive videos on Youtube as well as writing for other chess publications.

As I continue to create instructive articles and videos, I realized that I wanted to engage with my fellow chess students in a way that was both sustainable and authentic. Creating a team of fellow chess improvers to travel on this journey with seemed like a logical and exciting solution.

With this in mind, I hope to make our community a place where we can learn and improve together. I'll be your guide and my goal is to help you become the hero of your chess story. Here's what you'll get with membership:
  • pgn files for all of the games I discuss in the videos.
  • Group discussions and training activities.
  • Videos and articles not presented anywhere else.
  • Opportunities to share your games and positions with the community.
  • Make suggestions for future content.
  • My sincere effort to help you become a better player.

It is my belief that through Better Chess Training, you can improve your chess game and I'm looking forward to being a part of your journey.
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