The Main Way to Improve Your Chess Game, No Matter Your Rating

Clip with GM Ben Finegold! [02-06-2023]

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264 Comments

  1. "I just want donations" 🤣🤣🤣
    Me too. Meeee too.

  2. Honestly this was some great advice, when I “started” playing chess I played one or two games in a month and I would only watch chess content and tutorials the rest of the time and I thought I was improving. If there’s someone that currently is in the situation that I was at the beginning please stop and just play the game if you actually like the game

  3. Everything you said makes sense except that last remark

  4. Practice. Practice. Practice. And learn the difference between wanting something and wanting to want something.

  5. But I am studying. I am working with a coach. I am analyzing my losses. I am studying master games and I’m stuck. For a year. I get the point that people talk about it and don’t do it but how???? All of you got good when you were kids. It’s true. It’s like me learning French when I was a kid. But I’m an adult now. The problem is there’s no one out there who picked up chess at 40 and broke 2000 elo over the course of 5-6 years. No one. Other wise there’d be solid advice out there about how to get better. Just admit it. It’s virtually impossible after a certain age to get good at chess.

  6. Sorry, but this type of vague advice isn't really helpful for anyone. "You want to get better at something, you do it and you work hard at it." That's obvious. People are already doing that. You're acting like people aren't trying to improve. Instead of putting people down with negativity why not actually give some useful, tangible tips and advice?

  7. So his advice to get good is to "Git Gud!".

  8. An atheist who bears the structures of thought granted them by theism. Weird that.

  9. That's wrong. The only way you get good at chess is by making donations to GM Ben Finegold

  10. Ben spits some truth on our faces here

  11. I just done it became 1900 without no help, respect finegold right

  12. Ben, haven’t see you in while you look like you’ve shed a few pounds… how’s that for unwanted validation!?

  13. As an atheist? Dude, there's God. There's no denying it, really. We have to have a first-cause and first-reason to exist. And that thing can never be something/someone which we can sense with out 5 sensatory abilities. Must be beyond phenomens….

  14. Where does he in this video actually explain how to get better at chess ? That was 5 minutes of my life wasted

  15. And if you're NOT a Jew, don't even try to be his friend . Truths hurts

  16. best ever … "which, as an atheist, I find quite funny" explains

  17. I've got my coffee and cigar, hit me, Feingold.

  18. What is this guy on about?

    People help one another. Asking questions is a way of learning and improving.

    If you knew what you were talking about, you’d never be in a situation where you’re overweight. That just shows you failed.

    Gluttony is a sin, oh wait you’re an atheist..

  19. unironically said "people always give unsolicited advice". But I'm being nitpicky, speach is more motivational than david goggins, and doesn't have the cheese which I appreciate.

  20. Before you click this video, it’s just six minutes of “just play chess that’s how you get better “

  21. Some people go to college and just get high!

  22. Bro, he's spitting straight facts. Not only is he teaching us how to actually get better chess but also in life

  23. I did chess once. It didn't work out. So I did something else.

  24. Thank you for giving it as it is. Life is about passion. That's why when my youngest son started learning the piano, I told the piano teacher that my son will not do piano exams and that she should rather teach him a new piece of music each week. That's 52 pieces of music in a year and not 6 exam pieces.

  25. Sir i totally get what you're saying, i do things to improve at chess but after getting stuck at a point you seek for others suggestions to know where you are lacking and what you're doing wrong but taking examples of their experiences and that's what i want. But i did learn something from this video. Maybe i am focusing too much on ratings and not paying attention to what changes i have gained over the time.

  26. I love the comment " There's a book about that" – which proves exactly what Ben meant. People – myself included – are addicted to read and plan about being successful and about how to put in the work without actually doing the work. I have 200 self improvement books on my kindle. I haven't even read more than 5. I am addicted to searching for more books, possible THE book that solves all my problems and does the work for me without even having to do it myself. Meanwhile I fail at all goals I set for myself because I want to figure out how to achieve them first.

  27. a month ago I lost 28~ games in a row xD, I am 2200 cc

  28. – i was looking for chess tipps
    – now am an atheist

  29. The punchlines are so dry and quick it’s hilarious.

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