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. Iโ€™m stuck at 1100ish for a year now.
    Not that I donโ€™t know or see the moves.
    I just canโ€™t see them until after I made the move ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

  2. I found your channel the other day. Really clear and very well explained lessons. You deserve many more views than you have!

  3. 3:55
    My dumb ass said bishop to c4,
    Thought was to try and recreate the trap for an additional piece.

    I see how it drags the game out. I have trouble seeing such clever Mates

  4. I'm 1032 and in puzzles on lichess I'm 1778, so I dunno why I'm not improving, I noticed that I'm starting to make less blunders but I keep making more mistakes, but I have taken a lot of lessons on endgames so my mistakes are in the middle game, but blundering is till an issue

  5. One of my fav chess quotes: if you saw something good look for something better!

  6. I think this is a more accurate representation of my rating. Although I only am rated between 600-700 I don't seem to struggle with the issues in your first 2 breakthrough videos. I develop my pieces, castle before move 10 and usually have no more than 1 blunder a game, sometimes 2 but more often than not its 1 or 0.
    I can beat all the 1000 level bots, yet when I come to play real people, I still lose or at least really struggle to win against 500-700 rated people… what am I missing here?

  7. Lack of endgame knowledge is the one that's messing me up.

  8. 7:29 I think you also win a bishop because if black moves the bishop away after Ng5, Bxf7+ which wins the queen and a pawn for a knight and bishop and stops black from castling

  9. I've been able to push up to mid 800s, but usually lose to over 900 players. So my skill level is probably what you'd call low 800s.

  10. I got to 1000 today and now i am 1088 1000 play like 200 Seriously they blunder there queen so i win ever match

  11. pls what sound is this?? (piece moving/capturing sound)

  12. The last time I got to 950 I then got slammed down to 830. I am now at 1035. What helped me was always attacking as much as possible, and sometimes a Scotch Gambit and Fish hook Gabmit actually work. I better start doing tactic puzzles and study endgames.

  13. Thanks to annoying early game queen players, I could pass 1000 over 1200s. They made me stronger about this )) (But at first I lost many games)

  14. I'm 1600 but watching this because I think every your video is useful

  15. I am stuck at 1000 for around 2weeks. The problem is I still make blunders

  16. let me save you 15 minutes. he says, do more puzzles.

  17. He looks and sounds like Ayman mohabbin

  18. 8:33 even worse if he takes your queen couse there is no checkmate threat anymore couse he can escape to e7

  19. i got a tactics mistake on my game to get 1300 I had a brilliant move and everything but I missed the idea of taking his bishop for free and then threatening checkmate I went straight for the checkmate not realizing his rook was defended by not just the knight but the bishop i took the knight with a rook then took the other rook with my rook thinking checkmate but no the game went on and he took my rook with his bishop and won the game after picking off my pawns

  20. Am I the only one who subscribed after this being the first video you watched from this channel?

  21. Hi please help, i always lose to time. How to play faster?
    I am almost always in winning positions when i lose to time.

  22. When he said the world blunders, i just got flashbacks of all my blunders that i accidentally do on all my recent gameplay

  23. I dont know why but i have been having a sort of regression lately. I had recently broke 1100 then went on a bad losing streak and just kept making dumb moves. Got back to 1000 though luckily lol. Sometimes i beat players close to 1200 but when im playing against higher rated players i have noticed a huge leap in skill level

  24. 8:06 Thank you Nelson. Watched this video yesterday and just checkmated someone using this trick

  25. 5:20 Not taking account of a pin is one way a tactic may turn bad.

  26. NM Lopez
    GREAT chess insights!! Thanks! โ™Ÿ๏ธ

  27. I have games where i don't make mistakes, my tactics and strategies work, and i play really good. Then I have games where the opponent just otplay me but still defending my self as best as I can. An then i play games where the most stupid moves be made. It's like I'm in retarded mode. Lol ๐Ÿ˜… But I'm curently at a 1000 elo, and i got more wins then losses. I used to lose more games than what I was winning. So i think I'm improving. Just have to make less blunders and maby study a bit more openings.

  28. I manage to pass to 1000 elo to 1400 elo in 3days thanks to the pirc defense but just loose all to 1175elo in one day ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  29. 1000 2 years ago is equivalent to like 500 now lol

  30. 2:01 only if 1000 rated player did that ๐Ÿ˜‚seriously its 1000 not 100 the hell

  31. The change that has worked best for me is to play slower. Following your example I do a pre-takeoff check before moving. That has cut down on my blunders considerably! And if my opponent appears to blunder, before snatching the free piece I take extra care to look for the trap. Thank you.

  32. Thanks for this, very useful.
    Can I suggest something else?
    The thing that's helped me most is concentrating not just on my game, but what the opponent is planning. And…Boring moves to defend pieces is okay.

  33. As you gain points you may find yourself against a better-quality opponent. Making it harder to win. Eliminating or at least reducing the number of blunders and generally getting better is the only way to really gain points and make it stick.

  34. Thank you so much nelson, i used to be 1000 elo but thanks to your videos i'm now 250 elo!

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