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So I was reading about openings and styles of play and I read about Tigran Petrosian and his style of defensive play. I love the idea of being a defensive and tricky player for that look at the end on your opponent's face. Regretfully being someone who has only recently started training myself with real material instead of playing over and over and just trying to pick up stuff without guidance. I've kind of adopted an aggresive style. Is it advised to switch it up to a closed style? I feel like it will pay off long run. Also what style do you play and why? I want to play extremley defensively so I can see looks of frustration and confusion as well as shock when I win. Also it seems to me to take more skill in a way(or maybe it is harder for me to play that way lol).
Don't worry about style. This can't be of use to you, at your stage.
Just work on being as competent as you can in all the fundamentals.
If and when a player has an excellent handle on tactics and postional play etcetera, then he may be concerned about style.
It's as if a piano student who hasn't mastered scales or the basic pieces wants to assert a style.
If you are new to chess, try to play an open game and be aggressive. It helps sharpen your tactical acumen and sense of danger. It is also good to try all kinds of openings to develop your positional judgement, and to get you comfortable in all kinds of situations.
Also, don't worry about playing style. I also don't think that it is good for you to emulate certain players' styles. After playing a lot of games, your playing style will inevitably change according to your personality and individual preferences. It will become your own style.
As for my style, I don't know what style I play. I am not as defensive as Petrosian, but I am also not as aggresive as Spielmann. One thing for sure, I play to win.
I totally get what you guys are saying. I always get like this about things so I'm glad some people are there to set me strait. Heres my long term goal 1. Basics(what I'm doing now) 2. Get decent 3. Get good haha 4. Find my style. The only reason I brought Petrosian up is because I love the way he aproaches the game you know? And I want to play in that way. I won't copy him but I definatly agree with the tactic. To the piano comment. When a piano player starts some have a style they like to listen to and will like playing those songs more than others. When I learned precussion I had to learn basics but eventually I became a latin player
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