5 Tips To Break 1600 For Good! The top mistakes players rated 1600 are making and how to fix them!

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In this video I share the top 5 mistakes players rated around 1600 are making. I will share tips and tricks on how to get better at chess and improve your chess rating quickly and push past 1600 to reach 1700,1800, and beyond. I give some tips on blunders, tactics mistakes, opening preparation and opening theory, and endgame techniques. Please comment below and let me know if you’ve passed 1600 for the first time!


  1. The most important thing in the endgame is pawns and promotion

  2. ya 1600 -> 1800 or 1850 is a steep learning curve

  3. I'm 1600 and I never do blunder like this.

  4. What platform and time controls for these games? A lot of the mistakes look like something typical in 3-5 min blitz or a Lichess 1600 instead of chess.com… but I noticed in the 1100 player analysis you used 30+ min games .. ?

  5. Bro I'm glad you went through so many games but you showed us like 4…. kinda wack lol

  6. The reason for higher blunders at 1600 level is likely overconfidence

  7. Wow, after watching this I went back over my games and realised how I fall for the same traps.
    Instead of focussing on more advanced concepts, I just need to get my basic blunders and tactical miscalculations right

  8. i dont really like stockfish's ugly setup against the stafford
    the queen is blocking the bishop, the knight is stuck on d1, white has pretty much no space and activity…
    i would want a variation to just destroy black right off the bat if they play a bad move

  9. you're such a cool dude, I'm very grateful for you shareing your knowledge. WOuld love to smoke a joint with you and play a couple of games:)

  10. 8:58 instead of moving the queen would it be good to just move the pawn up attacking the knight?

  11. Nelson: how to break 1600 for good

    Me a 1400 elo player: hmm yes seems just the kind of video for me.

  12. 1:14, iirc the guy you were analyzing mainly played longer time formats right?

  13. Where can I learn openings and theories quickly?

  14. I would be curious to know how much time was spent on the move right before the blunder. Are people just moving too quickly?

  15. I like this series because if I look at "under 1000" mistakes I'm taught how to Castle and take the center. It's hard for people past 2000 level to understand what under 1000 means… It's closer to these tactical mistakes (also ridiculous blunders). Calculation for people above that level is much better and they have much clearer vision.

  16. king safety and a pass pawn protected. Can cause allot of stress for your opponent

  17. My end game thoughts:: Increase piece activity (including the King); And if you are up a piece try to exchange down. If you are down then try to create chances by attacking and using complex positions and don't exchange pieces.

  18. There are more blunders at 1600 is because they have more experienxe then 1400s do. Thats why endgames and time isnt a problem. This only increases the ratio of blunders

  19. See, it's not that 1600s are more prone to blundering. It's that 1600s are more likely to notice and capitalize on a blunder. All those 1400s that were getting away with their blunders are getting punished for it in the 1600s.

  20. Thank you Nelson….for you're time and knowledge ♟👍

  21. the reason 1400 blunder less i think is because their opponent also plays so bad that whatever they do is good so it doesn’t count many blunders

  22. 8:59 it's better to play Nc3, and when Black plays Bc5, d4. Show some courage.

  23. I should do such a list of mistakes, but it is painful to go through the whole blunders! 😂

  24. I would REALLY like to see a video where you analyze the games of Masters. THAT would really be interesting, seeing the difference between the mistakes of Masters and C class players.

  25. "Less mistakes/blunders" should be FEWER mistakes/blunders.

  26. Perhaps a reason why blunders were surprisingly high was the fact that games at this level last longer and therefore time pressure becomes greater which leads to more errors.

  27. "Without any further ado" occurs at 0:38. Further ado then commences but is mercifully short. The program starts at 0:46.

  28. hi Nelson…..always love to watch your videos…..please tell us about stafford gambit in detail. And also make video series on different opening lines and gambits in details (what to do according to black or white perspective)….you said the high probability video traps will be comprised of 30 videos (so still eagerly waiting for more of those videos)…..stay blessed brother

  29. Your videos are amazing sir but just a humble request if you could put a provision of downloading your videos

  30. Two other suggestions as to why
    1600 players blunder?… a)..Over confidence due to having recently improved…
    b) Blunders result in losses because the opponent is a better player

  31. super presentation and explaining very well u deserive 1000k likes

  32. Me stuck at 1000 yes this is what i have to watch

  33. Salamat….Philipines…thank you…

  34. Time controls would be important to note. I think the reason for more blunders may be that 1600 players more likely to play faster games.

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