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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 | 9635 Votes | 182 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    greytaurus

    for me i believe my weak point is openings,i need a wider variety of openings,and better tactics,a game can be won or loss predicated on a bad opening

  • 3 years ago

    bobbysquares

    positional play...i dont even know what that means :D

  • 3 years ago

    Conquistad0r

    For me it's openings. The problem is mostly the idea behind some (or many) variations of my favorite openings. Simply put: How to transit from the opening into a decent middle game, that's my problem. I way too often find myself hopelessly locked in a tough spot, where I fight for survival after just 15-20 moves. But do I get a decent position in the middle game then I typically have very good chances of winning against those of similar rating. This is probably due to me being relatively stronger at tactics and endgames compared to my rating group.

  • 3 years ago

    southpawsam

    Inconsistency....

    Can play w/ a performace rating of USCF 1800 to USCF 1300... not good

  • 3 years ago

    FMafia

    I am too impatient...

  • 3 years ago

    saksipotku

    davidegpc wrote:

    "I believe the survey would have been more correct if would give the chance to vote for more than one aspect of the game. I'm weak in endgames, openings, positional play, and also tactics (compared to Fritz12)."

    Compared only to the tactics of Fritz12, I think that all people can be said to be patzers! Smile

  • 3 years ago

    xyzed

    I could have ticked all the choices.It's like a buffet:a little bit of everything.

  • 3 years ago

    aryannarvekar

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  • 3 years ago

    grandmasterbob

    more concentration- i gave up a knight and a bishop for a pawn in my last game

    =P

  • 3 years ago

    TBMandalorian

    I seriously suck at converting advantage into victory. Out of my last three rated games in which I won Queen for two light pieces (without any comp for my opponent) I have a draw and 2 loses.

  • 3 years ago

    The_Hess

    concentration

  • 3 years ago

    NightHawk0085

    I believe I voted for "positional play" here, but after some thought, I wanted to elaborate. I am only good when I'm losing. Makes no sense, right? Well... I can mess up a winning position quite easily (happens all the time!). However, once I'm in a lost (or losing) position, I put up a heck of a fight! Unfortunately, opponents (after investing some time and effort) usually do find the win.

  • 3 years ago

    Marcus_Leonardo_333

    it looks like i may be the only one who had middle game weakness

  • 3 years ago

    kstmou

    I am terrible at tactics. I find tactic books very dull and useless. More of a positional player, I am.

  • 3 years ago

    Cobra677

    was a game i played with a old guy,the score was 21-10 for me,i lost 5 points because the knights!

  • 3 years ago

    Cobra677

    sometimes i have a ton of material and i give him the material for no reason.and boom,i lost.

    i don't like knights!

  • 3 years ago

    Jacob30

    Nothing is anyone's problem.

  • 3 years ago

    qro

    Focusing.

  • 3 years ago

    Jacob30

    I disagree with all of it.

  • 3 years ago

    sparkyarmor

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