whats special about your chess

  • #1

    Everyone has something about there chess-playing style or knowledge or even achievement that sets them apart from the ratig peers and I wanted to know what you think yours might be ?

  • #2

    I play best when I've had a few drinksWink

  • #3
    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength. Thats why my goals arent to become the world's best (IM is my playing strength goal) but to become a commentator/teacher

    Whatever the field, respected teachers have achieved something in the field they're teaching.

  • #4
    trysts wrote:

    I play best when I've had a few drinks

    so does Blackburne

  • #5
    bguigz wrote:
    Whatever the field, respected teachers have achieved something in the field they're teaching.

    I suspect that's why they're respected.

  • #6
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    I play best when I've had a few drinks

    so does Blackburne

    He plays tournaments while drinking?

  • #7
    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength. 

    That's a strange one alright...

  • #8
    AndyClifton wrote:
    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength. 

    That's a strange one alright...

    That's the problem with those objective measures, like Elo rating.  They don't take into account the player's intent, nor his self-charcterization. Subjective, self-defined measures are clearly much more appropriate.

  • #9
    Metastable wrote:
    AndyClifton wrote:
    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    my knowledge of chess exceeds my actual strength. 

    That's a strange one alright...

    That's the problem with those objective measures, like Elo rating.  They don't take into account the player's intent, nor his self-charcterization. Subjective, self-defined measures are clearly much more appropriate.

    Laughing

  • #10
    trysts wrote:
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    I play best when I've had a few drinks

    so does Blackburne

    He plays tournaments while drinking?

    he did when he was alive.

  • #11
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    trysts wrote:
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    I play best when I've had a few drinks

    so does Blackburne

    He plays tournaments while drinking?

    he did when he was alive.

    You made it sound like he was still aliveLaughing

  • #12

    I would say that there is absolutely nothing special about my chess game. I am a crappy/mediocre player who makes a lot errors due to ignorance and laziness. I suspect that many people who have something 'special' about their game are probably going to have more in common with my style than they want to admit.

  • #13

    I don't use common openings, just the alekhine and reti and so on are mine. I also don't use my clock, I move relatively fast when playing OTB not even paying attention to my own time.

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