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Created on April 18, 2012 |
5714 Votes | 34 Comments
I think I'm pretty good in the middlegame.However my endgame used to be horrible.My opening needs work when it comes to variations of GM level play
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.
good say Wrighter
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.
haha @eugene me too lol
I am quite balanced! I am horrible at everything!
@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.
I'm pretty decent at each of these, I think. My weakness, I think, is that I play too slow.
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.
Middlegame. It goes haywire in my case.
lol @ eugene hahaha ;)
the phase of the game between setting up the pieces and putting them away again
There's no selection for "all of the above"...
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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