You've probably heard many times that it's important to the improvement of every chess player to review their losses, find patterns and then improve, but how does that actually work? Learning from Losses is a course by USCF expert Ryan Murphy in which he reviews his losses to identify key patterns in his mistakes. In this course, the author focuses on three key concepts that often contribute to losses at any level: positional misunderstanding, miscalculation, and having the wrong mindset in better positions.
Ryan then makes recommendations on how to address these weaknesses in training. Besides the 4 video lectures, the author has included 4 PGN files with in-depth analyses, so that viewers can see the amount of detail that should go into analyzing their own games.
This course is best suited for intermediate and advanced level players (1200-1750 Elo) and has a run time of 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Enroll today and get better at learning from losses!
StartLosing from Positional Mistakes (46:37)
StartLosing from Positional Mistakes (PGN)
StartLosing Better Positions (50:28)
StartLosing Better Positions (PGN)
StartLosing from Poor Calculation (25:34)
StartLosing from Poor Calculation (PGN)
USCF Expert Ryan Murphy is a chess coach from Wisconsin who joined Chess University in 2016. He works behind the scenes as the Operations Manager and has also helped teach live lessons in the Prodigy Program and analyzed hundreds of student games.
Ryan started playing tournament chess at the age of 17 and is currently working towards the goal reaching the USCF title of National Master. Ryan teaches many private students online and works for a chess academy in Wisconsin, teaching chess in after-school programs.