Chess Psychology

Chess Psychology

Learn to master your mental toughness at the chessboard!

What skills do top players have outside of pure calculation? Learn from IM Lawrence Trent as he examines the practical psychology of chess. What brilliant strategies do the best players use, and what mistakes can cause trouble along the way for top Grandmasters and the rest of us? Start using these advanced techniques today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to convert winning advantages!
  • Learn how to bluff your way out of trouble and defend difficult positions.
  • Learn what strong players do when they need a win in a key game!

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How to Bluff

How to Bluff

Can you bluff in chess, a game of perfect information? You sure can, especially if your opponent is human. IM Lawrence Trent shows you three positions where bluffing can be a powerful psychological weapon.
15 min
5 Challenges
Winning a Won Game

Winning a Won Game

Winning a "won game" is easier said than done. Learn the psychology of putting away your opponents when you have them on the ropes in this lesson.
17 min
5 Challenges
How to Defend

How to Defend

It's fun to play from a winning position, but do you have the stomach -- and strong will -- to defend a worse position in chess? Learn from some of the best players ever on how to put up the best possible resistance on the chessboard.
13 min
5 Challenges
Trust Your Intuition

Trust Your Intuition

Calculation plays an important role in all chess games, but unless you run on silicon and electricity, intuition is a big part, too -- even for a world chess champion. Learn the psychology of "trusting your gut" to win a chess game.
13 min
5 Challenges
A Must-Win Situation

A Must-Win Situation

Have you ever felt the pressure of a must-win or must-draw situation in an important chess tournament? You know that psychology is a big part of the game during crucial times—watch this video to learn how to use that to your advantage.
17 min
5 Challenges

Chess Psychology

Strategy
5 Lessons
75 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released March 12, 2019
26,818 Students