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What kind of chess player are you mainly? positional or tactical?(im positional)
I'm positional. But, I really think now, that "positional" is the "genus", while "tactical" is the "species"...
Both, I try to play what the position demands.
would you rather do a pin or develop a piece?
i go 4 the situation of positional or tactical depending on my chess games...
I'm absolutely horrible at both. If tactics and positional chess are two sides to the same coin, I must only use paper money.
I'm also terrible at jokes.
He did say "mainly"... I do think that everyone has a general preference for either sharp or quiet positions, and that's what the OP was going for - obviously you need to have both to be a good player, but there's definitely a preference that most players have..
I myself am more of a "tactical" player - I tend to find quiet positions dull.. I need some action!
I am definitely a tactical player...there's nothing better than a 17-move combination with 5 different lines springing off of every move, culminating in the creation of a better outpost for the light square bishop...
Or am I exaggerating?
I like positional games. They are much more artful.
A good position leads to favorable tactical exchanges
Doesnt matter. See, when 1700 and down player face a computer, they will be losing by move 20 ish. Find 20 best moves, and if I am winning, I think I can round up the point from there.
The first 6-8 moves are openings: 12 left, 4-5 are taken up by "strategic motifs", e.g: pushing g4 h4 in dragon, and then voila!, 7 moves to go!
Think you can play like Houdini for 7 moves?
Meth I'm guessing.
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