Stuck at Chess? How to Progress? | 3 Steps to 2000 ELO Rating

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This is the first introductory lesson “How Do You Progress in Chess?” from the chess course “3 Steps to 2000 ELO”. In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov addresses why most chess players are stuck and do not progress further, no matter how much they train.

After learning the chess fundamentals, basic openings, middlegame strategies and tactical motifs, and a few basic endgame positons, most chess players often start to be stuck and they’re unsure of how to progress further despite of the efforts they’re putting to it. Why is that so? And most importantly, how to progress in chess?

► Chapters

00:00 3 steps to reach 2000 ELO Rating
01:17 Can you reach 2000 ELO rating?
04:36 Newbie: Learning chess rules
05:34 Beginner: Learning basic chess openings
07:14 Middlegame: Strategy & Tactics
09:39 Intermediate: Learning basic endgames
10:43 Why most players are stuck at 1200-1600 ELO?
11:47 Problem-1: Don’t know how to progress further
14:09 Problem-2: Too many rules, lack of clarity
15:03 Problem-3: How to beat stronger/equal opponents?
15:40 Summary: Answer to your question 

🤔 About the course “3 Steps to 2000 ELO” 👇

In the past months, we have been working very hard on a comprehensive course that will set you apart from most chess players. We took it so seriously that we even decided to set the goal for you 😊.

The course will help you become a 1st category player and will allow you to reach an ELO rating of 2000 points, or the strength of a player of that caliber.

👇 What will you learn from the course? 👇

a) What are the main things that helped the course’s authors progress up to the 1st category (2000 ELO).
b) What are the most common mistakes of 1200-1500 level players and how to overcome them.
c) Why do lots of players stuck at a certain level, for example, 1500, and never improve after that.

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  1. I've just arrived at 1500 today, I'm fairly happy at this achievement but still strive for more.

  2. The niemann method raised my chess rating 1000 points in one day.

  3. don't waste your time at this video it's an ad

  4. Listening to Igor pronounce the word “pawn” is better than listening to Benedict Cumberbatch say “penguins”

  5. what a waste of time, not one piece of useful information

  6. I practice hrs a day or play rapid games I had a knack for chess when I was a kid …stopped for a bit and progressing into the 1500s… will get there u put in time* and study not just games and them tactics you'd be surprised

  7. I'm barely beating 800s
    Getting my ass handed daily

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