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which kind are you?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    qpalzm-blue

    What kind of chess player are you mainly? positional or tactical?
    (im positional) 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    I'm positional. But, I really think now, that "positional" is the "genus", while "tactical" is the "species"...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    skogli

    Both, I try to play what the position demands.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    qpalzm-blue

    would you rather do a pin or develop a piece?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    mohandisusa

    i go 4 the situation of positional or tactical depending on my chess games...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    Maeda

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    qpalzm-blue

    ok then...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    shapeofaroom

    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!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    qpalzm-blue

    Ok

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #10

    fianchetto123

    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?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #11

    VanillaKnightPOC

    Erm...neither.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #12

    ivandh

    I like positional games. They are much more artful.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #13

    entropyfan2

    A good position leads to favorable tactical exchanges

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #14

    DaBigOne

    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?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #15

    ivandh

    DaBigOne wrote:

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #16

    Conflagration_Planet

    Neither.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #17

    Zaxso

    Impractical.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #18

    Grobzilla

    Sac Sac Mate

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #19

    DrSpudnik

    Sac Sac Resign.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #20

    Zaxso

    ragequit


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