How to Climb Beyond 500 Rating in Chess

Using a couple of games with a 430-rated player, I share some simple tips that — IF FOLLOWED — WILL help you to progress beyond a rating of 500.

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36 Comments

  1. Man lowkey roasted us 500 rated players and i love it😂😂

  2. as a 410… this is like a 150 elo game… 410 dont blunder nearly as bad

  3. Thanks for the advice! I got stuck at just around 500 in rapid, despite really focusing in on openings, but ive realized i was probably focusing on the wrong thing

  4. In the first game, why did you intentionally move your bishop such that it blocked the pawn's defender? This seems to be exactly the sort of blunder you are asking 500 players like myself not to do. What if the opponent had taken it?

  5. Idk im 300 elo and a lot of the people i play know how to castle and develop their pieces and know most of the basic openings. I womder if theres a lot of smurfs in lower ranks?

  6. How is it that when i play 500 rated players they are al GM smurfs???

  7. As i review most of my games i have less mistake and blunder but still am not able to manage to go beyond 500

  8. Bloody hell, why can't I come across these kind of players?!

  9. Currently at 500 coming back when im at 600

  10. Helpful video for a beginner, thanks. The simple principles you spoke through helped me to play after performing a book opening

  11. The tip about holding the piece over your potential move, then scanning the board was a game changer

  12. I think that was a new player who hadn't reached their rating yet, no way that guy is 430 rated 😂

  13. Im 500 and everyone i play merks me lol not making silly mistakes like that

  14. When you moved your knight to d5 the first thing i thought was. I bet this guy is gonna capture it and blunder his queen. But i can relate ive been there only a few months ago where i wouldve done the same lol

  15. Just got onto your channel but really appreciate the content you're putting together.

  16. This did help me because I realized sometimes its better not to attack and just leave them to, but also I think a lot of players are better than this at that elo now, due to the chess boom and learning through youtube.

  17. I really enjoy your instruction and commentary. Keep it up!

  18. I’m a 546 in my replays I think I don’t really develop pawns and in the analyzing I notice I always miss a free knight or bishop

  19. Really great video. I can relate to so much of this. Have added you on Chess.com. Thankyou 🙏

  20. As a 500 score player, the video really was helpful. Keep your great work, I'm sure you would manage to make some viewers achieve 1000+ score.

  21. my issue is my blunders are normally because i spend time developing and i dont notice hanging enemy pieces, and i think missing hanging pieces counts as a blunder.

  22. This is NOT a 500 rated player. Ive been at 400-600 for quite a long time and this is definitely a 100-200 rated player

  23. Aw your cat meiowing!

    I think (hope) I'm coming out of the beginner swandive and am in the mid 560s, slowly rising. Very helpful vid to remember to exercise caution and patience! Thanks!

  24. I was rolling when he blundered the queen the second time in the exact same way.

  25. As a member of the 400 rated players, we will friendly deny this player as a member.

    What about you 300 rated players?

  26. How's this player that bad? I am at the same rating but my opponent never plays this pathetic!

  27. 2 minutes in he says that moving the queen up would pin the knight when the pawn would be blocking the path towards the king no? jeesh no wonder im rated 500

  28. Nahh, I've been playing 400-500 rated players, and they do not give that many blunders. What I find crazy is how I managed to climb to 655, then start losing all the time, and now I'm a little under 500. How is possible to get that much worse? Was I lucky at first or what

  29. As a someone who just reached 503 this video was very helpful. Never hang pieces

  30. I am stuck at 500 and have never in my life seen a 500 player blunder such a simple move

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