6 Tips To Get Past 1000 – The most common chess mistakes – How to get better at chess for beginners

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In this video I share 6 common reasons chess players get stuck at the 1000 chess rating and below. I will share tips and tricks on how to get better at chess and improve your chess rating quickly. Chess tactics and chess strategy are some of the top reasons chess players fail to get past 1000. By improving your chess tactics, you will rapidly increase your chess rating. Chess openings and endgames are also important, but nothing is more important than becoming a chess master at tactics. The tactics books I recommend above will get you will on your way to improving your visualization and chess skills.


  1. My puzzles is at about 1500, my daily chess is about 1500, my rapid is about 1k and my bullet is about 400…. the faster I go, the more mistakes I make lol

  2. I am 1600 but this was me like 3 months ago

  3. Yes I am almost at 1200 this video helped me a lot thanks for helping chess vibes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. ive been stuck at 1000 for ages and no videos help me i just cant improve

  5. Iโ€™ve done tons of hours of puzzle rush, my record is 29 in 5 min, but I canโ€™t break 1100 still

  6. Me: reaches a milestone
    Also me: proceeds to lose 80% of my games for the next month

  7. 8:40 ummm knight to e-1 is the next viable move too but you are just defending

  8. Watching these videos I feel smarter but then my playing deteriorates. Trying to play while waiting for an appointment is worst of all.

  9. When you do more than 1 million puzzles : strategy moment

  10. Sometimes I don't see checkmates and just think im checking the king but its actually checkmate lol

  11. Why do i go 10 or so games playing nearly 0 blunders. Then soon after im blundering 5-8 times a game. Stuck at
    1000 rated

  12. I honestly hate reading chess books though. That's why I like these videos.

  13. 6:52 You just move the pawn after knight blocking the checkmate. You will win a knight.

  14. two weeks ago I watched your video 'tips to get past 800' (or something like that) and I blasted from 780 rating to now lingering between a 920 – 950 rating. Just simply finish developing and castling early helped me hugely to burst trough 800, to now get stuck at 930. Time for this video Thanks for the videos, really fun and helpfull.

  15. Friend, I just want to acknowledge you, and tell you that – of all of the many people on YouTube giving instructions, you are one of the best. Thank you for taking the time and putting in all of the hard work to genuinely help other people improve their skills. You are much easier to understand, you go at a pace that actually helps learning, and your explanations are much more clear then most of the Masters and Grand Masters on here … I just really appreciate your efforts and the time that you put into this.
    โœจ thank you.โœจ

  16. Sometimes Iโ€™ll just go on a winning streak and get my score up 100 points in a day and then I just forget how to play and lose 200 in an hour, itโ€™s a nice little cycle

  17. I cant remember any of these things in game!! So jee its frustrating!

  18. I'm binge watching your channel, another awesome vid!

  19. One of the best videos I have seen in a long time. he sounds like he would be a good teacher he keeps it simple. If he was a coach I would take lessons. He obviously did some research 100 games per level.

  20. i am stuck at 1000 because I didn't follow your damn checklist in a match today!!!! hung a piece man this is hard!!!! I need help

  21. Watched this. Got inspired. Learnt lots. Went play a game.. lost

  22. Beginners usually think of attrition. Experts think of maneuver. Masters use both.

  23. Tactics mistake = not good enough at chess to have the rating you would like to have ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Me not getting a higher rating for 1 day and thinking that Iโ€™m stuck: yes I need this

  25. 7:17 what about Knight h4? That defends checkmate and attacks queen

  26. Thank you…here…Philipines๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  27. This is more like what 600 players are doing now. 1000 players are almost like grandmasters now.

  28. The tactics blunders you cover are a perfect example of why I think the #1 issue holding basically anyone below 1200-1300 back is basically always not having played enough games.

    Thereโ€™s a million things that can ruin what seems like a perfect stratagemโ€”being 1 tempo off, missing the knight that can fork all your shit mid-sequence, forgetting to factor in files or diagonals that might open up in the process. Youโ€™re likely to suffer devastating losses due to committing every one of these sins, and until youโ€™ve committed all these errors for yourself and experienced the pain of seeing your dominant position dismantled in the aftermath of a small mistake you will remain vulnerable to these errors. No amount of puzzle solving replaces the need to play the damn game

  29. My tactics are poor. I will be doing more puzzles.

  30. for me its pawn structure i harp on what pieces i should trade for an ideal pawn structure

  31. 4:28 "People who thought they were gonna be making a good move, … but it turned out that it wasn't actually accurate." According to Stockfish, my problem is that sometimes I'll see a move, think "meh" because it's just a pointless check, or a fair exchange, or I lose a piece for a pawn, but it turns out I'd have got some advantage I couldn't see.

  32. Useful tips, Im just gonna improve on my tactics, been stuck at 1000 for a year now.

  33. How long should we spend working on tactics puzzles a week?

  34. I think this is the best chess channel and teaching available across all platforms. Thank you, will look into becoming a patron.

  35. 800 elo here but I've been solving puzzles for years and recognize tactics most of the time. In fact I'm about to hit 2k puzzle elo this year but my chess elo is still 3 digits haha. Those dang back-rank-mates get me every time.

  36. Ahhh, the heady heights of 1000 are but a dream!

  37. New to chess and love your content. Very clear and helpful

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