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For me, the phase of a chess game that needs the most work is...

For me, the phase of a chess game that needs the most work is...

  • the Opening
  • the Middlegame
  • the Endgame
  • ...not sure. I'm actually quite balanced!

Created on April 18, 2012 | 5864 Votes | 34 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    thenovice

    I find it fitting that the votes are almost evenly spread across opening, middle, and endgame. It seems that this site might have a well-balanced population of chess players.

  • 3 years ago

    lbtr74aao

    good say Wrighter

     

  • 3 years ago

    Rob625

    Probably the best advice I have ever been given is this: if you want to study, study endgames.

    It seems obvious to try to improve your knowledge of openings, but in practice you won't remember enough to be useful, and a few priciples will sere you better. For the middle game, you need as much experiance as you can get, plus tactics tactics tactics. It's the endgame where you can hope to improve by study, because there are powerful ideas that aren't obvious.

  • 3 years ago

    die1gast

    haha @eugene me too lol

  • 3 years ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    I am quite balanced! I am horrible at everything!

  • 3 years ago

    xtophr1

    @Dexman... That's not a weakness. That's being thoughtful and careful. I tend to make snap decisions without examining and reexamining. They end up being blunders.

  • 3 years ago

    Dexman

    I'm pretty decent at each of these, I think. My weakness, I think, is that I play too slow.

  • 3 years ago

    StrategicPlay

    That's the reason you can't beat a master. If you figure out the middlegame, you can get an easy win in the endgame.

  • 3 years ago

    StrategicPlay

    Middlegame. It goes haywire in my case. Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    cphmmlb

    lol @ eugene hahaha ;)

  • 3 years ago

    eugene_p_needlemeyer

    the phase of the game between setting up the pieces and putting them away again

  • 3 years ago

    xtophr1

    There's no selection for "all of the above"...

  • 3 years ago

    Wrighter

    The Middlegame has the obvious lead. It's the most creative part. You can learn openings and you can master endgames, but when you're faced with a board full of pieces, it gets tough.

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