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What is your weakest point in chess?

What is your weakest point in chess?

  • Endgames
  • Openings
  • Positional play
  • Tactics
  • Time management
  • Other (name in comments)

Created on June 19, 2011 | 9671 Votes | 182 Comments

Comments


  • 16 months ago

    Suvel

    end

  • 16 months ago

    Oonland

    f2 or f7

  • 17 months ago

    Nick987987

    have to echo tdurran - it's the drink.

  • 17 months ago

    noureldink

    im risky and take too many chances, often sacrifice just to rutle up the game.. it works somtimes but other times i just mess my whole army

  • 17 months ago

    Zach_luc_Picard

    I have a hard time seeing my opponents good moves

  • 17 months ago

    badwitch0629

    IT IS JUST PAINFUL

    I hate when the winning/losing game turns into a endgame. I always (most of the time) stalemate! you might think it's good but I always lose rating!

    Seriously, what do you say to a person when their only 437 rated?

  • 17 months ago

    tdurran

    Alcohol.

  • 18 months ago

    dragonair234

    PS... I'm surprised at how few people voted time management... 

  • 18 months ago

    dragonair234

    Not completely sure, so I'll hold off on voting. I think my middlegames fall apart. I don't see a blatant threat cause I'm so focused on my next move, or keeping track of a developed game. I often hear, "You were doing so well until [insert poor move]." So I have to keep up quality moves throughout the whole game!

  • 20 months ago

    Milkisawesome

    Online, I think I am decent at time management, but at tournaments (Not on this website) where there is a lot of pressure, I move really slowly because I'm worried if I'll blunder when my move is perfectly fine. Then, when my time is low and I have to move quickly, I blunder and lose the game.

  • 20 months ago

    Vahan-Voyager1

    Here's a good video on how to deal with blunders. GM Smirnov provides some insights on YouTube:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N0E0eahWnQ&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLkvvTFh1V_J8IDcRbI8TeGA

  • 21 months ago

    Ferric

    I just do not take the time to study the middle game. Lot of speed games doesnt help.

  • 22 months ago

    001Ayeman

    I alwaws fail in the opening. 

  • 22 months ago

    dangwat

    while playing long time contorl,when opp. fails its move,i some timesRESIGHN!!!OR OFFER DRAW.

  • 22 months ago

    JesseJeremy

    When my opponent thinks for too long, while he is losing badly anyway, I lose my focus. I get impatient and start to move too fast. Often it turns the game around and I loose against a bad opponent.

  • 23 months ago

    vasuam

    time and the sacrificing

  • 23 months ago

    SmyslovFan

    The area where I am absolutely the weakest is handling outside distractions such as noise and nerves.

    Another problem I have is that I often have too much faith in my position. As a result, I often don't calculate my opponent's attack carefully enough.

  • 23 months ago

    rdmart

    Concentration and complete lack of any form of chess knowledge. When in doubt just move something. Smile

  • 23 months ago

    Popcorn179

    Trade-offs

  • 24 months ago

    DrPenguin193

    ending

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