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Everyone has something about there chess-playing style or knowledge or even achievement that sets them apart from the ratig peers and I wanted to know what you think yours might be ?
my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength. Thats why my goals arent to become the world's best (IM is my playing strength goal) but to become a commentator/teacher
I play best when I've had a few drinks
Whatever the field, respected teachers have achieved something in the field they're teaching.
would IM count for that?
so does Blackburne
I suspect that's why they're respected.
He plays tournaments while drinking?
my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength.
That's a strange one alright...
That's the problem with those objective measures, like Elo rating. They don't take into account the player's intent, nor his self-charcterization. Subjective, self-defined measures are clearly much more appropriate.
he did when he was alive.
You made it sound like he was still alive
I would say that there is absolutely nothing special about my chess game. I am a crappy/mediocre player who makes a lot errors due to ignorance and laziness. I suspect that many people who have something 'special' about their game are probably going to have more in common with my style than they want to admit.
I don't use common openings, just the alekhine and reti and so on are mine. I also don't use my clock, I move relatively fast when playing OTB not even paying attention to my own time.
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