When Mistakes Escalate – Inside my Head

Welcome to an exciting chess lesson in this episode of ChessCoachAndras! Join us as we dive deep into the intricate world of chess decision making. In ‘When Mistakes Escalate Inside My Head,’ we explore the interesting phenomenon, where our opponent’s consecutive mistakes pile up. Watch closely as we dissect an intense chess game, showcasing the live thought process and explaining our moves step by step.

Key Topics Covered:

Consecutive Mistakes

Exploiting Mistakes

How to Manage a Bad Decision

Chess Decision Making

Live Thought Process

Thought Process Explained

Don’t miss this insightful analysis on how to turn the tide when facing adversity on the chessboard. If you’re a chess enthusiast looking to improve your game, this video is a must-watch. Subscribe for more educational chess content and sharpen your strategic skills with ChessCoachAndras!”


  1. This channel is definitely under rated and should have more followers. Perhaps check some of your more popular vids and create a series out of them. Like for example climbing the rating ladder or In my head against lower rated players but a series. Perhaps even combining these two.

  2. Maybe this is dumb but at 10:44 what's wrong with pawn takes bishop? Anyway, this video is perfect for me. My 10 minute time control rating is 1800s and I regularly do exactly what the opponent did here. Follow up a bad move with two or three even worse moves. Thank you for the video!

  3. Very instructive game! I think the engine slightly prefers e5 over b6 because you are undermining the base of the pawn chain while at the same time opening the diagonal for the bishop on f8. Attacking, facilitating development, and getting one step closer to castling. And if he defends with e3, you still have b6 in your pocket while gaining more space on the king side and a better center.

  4. amazing intuition and refutation in the style of your Chess Principles Trilogy! Almost engine-like, but it came up with an even more amazing 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. c5 b6 4. b4 a5 5. Bd2 axb4 6. Bxb4 Na6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f3 Nxb4 9. Qxb4 bxc5 10. Qxc5 e5 sacing a pawn for FULLY DEVELOPED ARMY vs BACKRANK FEST

  5. I wonder what your thoughts were about dxc3 instead of Qe6 in the position at 12:00.

  6. Thanks for a video focused on a one specific topic, understanding openings and calculation with precision and completness.

  7. The algorithm is psychic and recommended the “To Push or Not to Push” video to me last night so I was prepared.

  8. Very entertaining video. I love your attitude when playing chess. In the next video, could you perhaps go into a little more detail about how to make a medium or long-term plan? So the positional and strategic.

  9. Great advice about not doubling down on mistakes.

  10. I was curious about some master games where c5 is played and there are ZERO games to be found on Lichess

  11. Hey man, what’s the next proyect on Chessable about?

  12. I'm not sure your opponent was 'doubling down' on his mistakes because he may not recognize them as such in the first place given that he thought the position before f4 was interesting.

  13. @ChessCoachAndras I am a beginner, and want to learn how to play chess properly.
    Where do I start?
    I want your help.
    Even if you aren't taking personal lessons now, could you please recommend a book or two for me to study, a website, or something to get me to learning how to play the game?

  14. It's frustrating when you know your opponent is playing wrong and you still you can't punish it! Gonna watch the mentioned video right after this one.

  15. 7:35 this is soo true 🙁
    There have been many times where i've ended up with winning positions, and I know that my opponent's position is bad; however, I can't seem to convert the positions.

  16. I know, that it was already winning, but wasn't after f4, dxc3 just winning the piece?

  17. 11:02 was dxc3 possible? Because after they take your pawn with the queen, you take their queen with the pawn with check and then you are up the exchange. Unless I missed a variation.

  18. Great video, as always. Very helpful for those of us who still have issues identifying bad moves in the opening!

  19. Amateurs not understanding that their positions are bad is a phenomenon I call "positional insensitivity," which I used to suffer from myself until recently. It comes from studying some tactics and maybe some endgames, playing time controls that are too fast (where the opponent might lose on time or flub the position with a blunder), not analysing, and not studying level-appropriate positional materials. Poor opening choices exacerbate the effect. I gained some positional sensitivity when I improved my training regimen, went through Yusupov's *Build Up Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals*, and played more appropriate openings (1.b3 > The King's Gambit > The Ruy Lopez; The Pirc Defense > Alekhine's Defense > The Petroff Defense > The Najdorf; The Tarrasch Defense > The KID > Gruenfeld's Defense). Now I not only can analyze and assess my positions more soberly, but I can start to feel during the game when something has gone wrong. I couldn't when I was just spamming guhrillions of G10 and tactics puzzles on Chesscom.

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