How do you describe your chess playing style?

How do you describe your chess playing style?

  • Attacking
  • Calculating
  • Dynamic
  • Intuitive
  • Logical
  • Positional
  • Practical
  • Technical
  • Tricky

Created on January 27, 2011 | 9276 Votes | 117 Comments

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    Percy1001

    I like attacking, but everything involves logic.

  • 5 years ago

    basant

    positional.

  • 5 years ago

    Bradwast88

    My playing style is really stupid.

  • 5 years ago

    Jezmabez

    Haphazard

  • 5 years ago

    mr_ooo

    Counter Attack !

  • 5 years ago

    632rocks

    I would describe mine as dubious.  I picked dynamic because it seemed to be the closest thing.

  • 5 years ago

    ERNEST111

    In actuality everybody has a little of  every  "playing style" inherently ... with one or two style traits dominating.  Personally, I find a certain satisfaction in "tricking " an opponent in making a move(s) from which I can swoop  down like a "fox in a hen house"  and totally devastate the opponents resolve (watch someone point out "foxes don't swoop").

  • 5 years ago

    chavarria

    i am a calculator, definitely! Wink

  • 5 years ago

    PUNTHAMURRA

    And I like madhackers thoughts on this subject...classic stuff

  • 5 years ago

    PUNTHAMURRA

    Logical is what I picked but u need to have all of the above but the one thing that connects it all is your evaluation of the position after you've calculated and played logically and thought Intuitivally and looked for tactical chances you need to then ask yourself am I winning or am I losing          hmmmmmm.

  • 5 years ago

    nxavar

    I think that this is more sort of a personality test question than a "real" playing style question. You can't have only one of the above except the logical maybe ...

  • 5 years ago

    Patrac999

    So when I voted for technical, I´m in top 3%? :D
  • 5 years ago

    davidgmay

    If most of chess.com members are rated near 1200 or 1300, that is where the peak is on the bell curve that shows chess.com members.  And the majority or at least 22% of chess.com members say they are attackers.  Can we deduce that postional play is a stonger form of chess played by higher rated players? 

  • 5 years ago

    lbtr74aao

    game with blunder is -it a "style" ?

  • 5 years ago

    paulzagoretz

    Vincero is right. Surely, a "defensive" option must be added.

    If I strongly prefer playing as black, and sometimes play Bird's or king's Indian as white, how else can I describe my style? I prefer to render initiative to my opponent until his attack works itself out, and then to try to win in the endgame. Can such style be called defensive? I think so.

  • 5 years ago

    Practicality

    Hmm. Mine's not really a mystery Laughing

  • 5 years ago

    cjpruitt

    this is like asking a mall shopper what paris fashion style they try to dress as.

  • 5 years ago

    the_aleph

    "Autistic" (Ret - sue me :))

  • 5 years ago

    r3dg1ant

    My style changes depending on the game. As any great players should, to have a certain stye of play no matter the condition is predictible, and anyone who figures your "modus operandi" out, can easily find holes in your style if you play the same everytime, and holes equal a loss.. Simple and plain. So my style changes or evolves with each win OR loss, learn from both wins and losses. Adapt, adapting means greatness, don't lose the same way twice. But if I was forced to choose I guess my overall style of play is classified as Attacking, because I will see a hole or opening and exploit your mistakes and make you pay, and attack without regard for piece loss, hey offense is the best defense, but hey it's a gift and a curse.
  • 5 years ago

    kubda

    Haphazardly with occasions of good luck? Oops, not an option.

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