which kind are you?

  • #1

    What kind of chess player are you mainly? positional or tactical?
    (im positional) 

  • #2

    I'm positional. But, I really think now, that "positional" is the "genus", while "tactical" is the "species"...

  • #3

    Both, I try to play what the position demands.

  • #4

    would you rather do a pin or develop a piece?

  • #5

    i go 4 the situation of positional or tactical depending on my chess games...

  • #6

    I'm absolutely horrible at both. If tactics and positional chess are two sides to the same coin, I must only use paper money.

    I'm also terrible at jokes.

  • #7

    ok then...

  • #8

    He did say "mainly"... I do think that everyone has a general preference for either sharp or quiet positions, and that's what the OP was going for - obviously you need to have both to be a good player, but there's definitely a preference that most players have..

    I myself am more of a "tactical" player - I tend to find quiet positions dull.. I need some action!

  • #9

    Ok

  • #10

    I am definitely a tactical player...there's nothing better than a 17-move combination with 5 different lines springing off of every move, culminating in the creation of a better outpost for the light square bishop...

    Or am I exaggerating?

  • #11

    Erm...neither.

  • #12

    I like positional games. They are much more artful.

  • #13

    A good position leads to favorable tactical exchanges

  • #14

    Doesnt matter. See, when 1700 and down player face a computer, they will be losing by move 20 ish. Find 20 best moves, and if I am winning, I think I can round up the point from there.

    The first 6-8 moves are openings: 12 left, 4-5 are taken up by "strategic motifs", e.g: pushing g4 h4 in dragon, and then voila!, 7 moves to go!

    Think you can play like Houdini for 7 moves?

  • #15
    DaBigOne wrote:

    Doesnt matter. See, when 1700 and down player face a computer, they will be losing by move 20 ish. Find 20 best moves, and if I am winning, I think I can round up the point from there.

    The first 6-8 moves are openings: 12 left, 4-5 are taken up by "strategic motifs", e.g: pushing g4 h4 in dragon, and then voila!, 7 moves to go!

    Think you can play like Houdini for 7 moves?

    Meth I'm guessing.

  • #16

    Neither.

  • #17

    Impractical.

  • #18

    Sac Sac Mate

  • #19

    Sac Sac Resign.

  • #20

    ragequit

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