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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 | 9676 Votes | 182 Comments

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    Hoten96

    I always fail to notice tactics, and can't initiate on it. That's why my dad always beats me.

  • 3 years ago

    elbowgrease

    Tactics. I'm good with all of the above but tactics. Good thing I'm diamond :)

  • 3 years ago

    juufa72

    All of the above!

    I lack an insight into my opponent's motives. I lack seeing my positional weaknesses.

    OTB playing is even worse.  

  • 3 years ago

    Arnaud_RdC

    Laziness in calculation, lack of objectivity in position evaluation and its requirements, carelessness about opponent's plan and threats. In short I'm lazy and egocentric.

  • 3 years ago

    jayzetar

    endgames for me..

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    Tactics, although maybe it's the focus many people are mentioning, because I often can see complicated combinations and tactics, but I frequently hang pieces as well.

  • 3 years ago

    Hurricaane

    My weakest point is focus. Sometimes I have such huge problems focusing, my entire tactic gets flushed down.

  • 3 years ago

    hassanbahaa

    all of the above, lol

  • 3 years ago

    emileokada

    Concentration

  • 3 years ago

    karam17

    I have a big tournament :D

  • 3 years ago

    eableman

    I'll leave my comment to this blog post.

  • 3 years ago

    cpctc

    agreed

  • 3 years ago

    Lucifer99

    "Endgames are a strength of mine, but I cannot, for the life of me, get my openings right (I've lost plenty of games to silly mistakes made early on."

    -Meelo

    same, best i normally do is just castling fast and getting  pawn chain up. been looking up openings recently and kinda just playing around trying to devolp one that fits for me

  • 3 years ago

    rrrttt

    I"m quiet by trade. I'm bad at the middlegame
  • 3 years ago

    pauix

    I'm between Positional Play and Endgames.

    My opening repertoire is almost all made of gambits (so I don't go into closed positions very soon) and my games normally end in the middlegame. But I'm starting to learn how to survive in endgames, so I'll go along with "Positional Play", which I can easily avoid gambiting some pawns.

  • 3 years ago

    Jacob30

    I would not know. Maybe someone could point out a weakness of mine.

  • 3 years ago

    Meelo

    Endgames are a strength of mine, but I cannot, for the life of me, get my openings right (I've lost plenty of games to silly mistakes made early on.

  • 3 years ago

    rachmanny

    Mid game strategy, gaining small advantages,. HELP

  • 3 years ago

    Spektrowski

    Lack of concentration. I tend to blunder in simplest positions.

  • 3 years ago

    wormrose

    How about - All of the above  Foot in mouth

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