Chess Productivity

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2


    In order to attempt a competent answer to your question, please tell me what section of the Chicago Open do you plan to play in?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3


    Sounds to me like you're overthinking this a bit.  Also, I don't think that having a high percentage of endgames is in any way abnormal.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5


    Sure I'm sure.  Look at all the endgames GM get themselves into... Smile

    And I think you should spend most of that time playing.  Btw how did you get a FIDE rating?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6


    I don't think it much matters what everybody else is doing.  As ciljettu suggests, the real question to determine is:  are you winning most of these endings?  If so, then it sounds like a good feature of your game.

    Way back when I used to get a lot of endings because I would flee the complications of the middlegame to get to a phase of the game I was more comfortable with, thus giving quite a few of my games an odd "truncated" look.  If that's the case with you, then perhaps indeed you should learn to become more comfortable with the complications of attacking play, and not squeamish about king safety (which was another bugaboo of mine early on).

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9


    It seems to be pretty much any opening has dry patches in its variations, where the winning chances are rather sparse.  But I don't think having to "rely on the endgame" is a weakness...after all, it's what an awful lot of GMs do. Smile

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