Yes - but one of the problems with Chernobyl is that the operators were improvising
because they didn't have procedures.
My above points are relating to the TMI event, not Chernobyl.
Chernobyl was entirely different. Several extreme example of non-conservative decisions by the operators, all done in a reactor which was very intolerant to mistakes. (positive void coefficient, graphite tipped rods, no spatial control) This is a pretty solid example of why 'cowboying' at the controls is a bad idea.
And yes Paulanddiw, I'm Homers ass double.