Illustrating chess psychology is quite hard. There is always ‘something’ more than just the game moves. Chess players feel nervous before and/or during a game. This has serious implications for your results.
“Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind”, a great quote from Bobby Fischer justifies the above statement.
The most common psychological problems are listed below:
…and they are discussed in detail (how to overcome them) in my book ‘Champion Psychology’.
Although the psychological problems are listed, most chess players do not know how to handle those situations and as a result, they make some mistakes – we call it the ‘psychological mistakes’.
Today our guest coach IM David Miedema has prepared a very instructive video lesson for – he discusses about the “Top 5 psychological mistakes” most chess players do. If you want to be aware of them and avoid them, then watch the video lesson below:
David Miedema is an International Master from the Netherlands. His biggest achievements include:
–> 6th of the Netherlands, beating Anish Giri in the process, twice.
–> Winning the Neckar open in 2010
He gained crucial fun skills in teaching chess. He will be traveling around Europe making videos and live in nomad lifestyle.
P.S. Did you find this lesson instructive? Have you studied my book ‘Champion Psychology’? What do you think about the impact of psychology in chess? Please, feel free to write in the comments below – let’s discuss! 🙂