Mastery: Strategy

Learning From Our Mistakes

Learning From Our Mistakes

Learn how to get a bit better every game!

Do you keep making the same mistake? Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to improve from your mistakes? Then this is the course for you! Everyone makes mistakes, but one of the best methods of chess improvement is to learn from your errors. Join GM Max Illingworth in his series on why we make mistakes, how to learn from them, and how to avoid them going forward. Start improving from your mistakes today!

This is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to train yourself to avoid repeating mistakes!
  • Learn how to identify mistakes in your own games!
  • Learn the primary causes of mistakes in chess!
  • Learn how to cut down on mistakes and win more games!


"I really enjoyed that you took the time to explain the different hypothetical moves and scenarios that would follow if they had made different moves. The way you explained this particular game was complex but extremely easy to understand and learn from quickly in a very reasonable amount of time. Thank you for this great and valuable lesson." - Chess.com Member ZELLOTURBO4

  • Learning Our Lesson In Chess

    All chess players make mistakes. The key to improvement is how well you learn from them. In this new series, find out how to make the most of your mistakes by turning them into lessons.

    • 7 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Learning to Identify Mistakes

    What good are mistakes if you can't identify them and learn from them? Find out how to spot the mistakes in your chess game so you can improve from the lessons they inspire.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Learning What Causes Chess Mistakes

    Now that you know how to identify mistakes in chess, you need to learn what causes them in the first place. Find out why mistakes happen and what you can do to prevent them in your games.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Losing Control Of Our Emotions

    Chess may inspire many emotions, but cold, hard logic usually wins. Learn how to not lose your cool in stressful chess situations—and make fewer mistakes.

    • 11 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Taking Actionable Steps

    Now that you know all chess players make mistakes, find out the steps you can take to minimize them. These steps will let you grow your game from the inevitable errors that come with chess.

    • 10 min
    • 5 challenges
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