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Created on June 19, 2011 |
9866 Votes | 183 Comments
f2 or f7
have to echo tdurran - it's the drink.
im risky and take too many chances, often sacrifice just to rutle up the game.. it works somtimes but other times i just mess my whole army
I have a hard time seeing my opponents good moves
IT IS JUST PAINFUL
I hate when the winning/losing game turns into a endgame. I always (most of the time) stalemate! you might think it's good but I always lose rating!
Seriously, what do you say to a person when their only 437 rated?
PS... I'm surprised at how few people voted time management...
Not completely sure, so I'll hold off on voting. I think my middlegames fall apart. I don't see a blatant threat cause I'm so focused on my next move, or keeping track of a developed game. I often hear, "You were doing so well until [insert poor move]." So I have to keep up quality moves throughout the whole game!
Online, I think I am decent at time management, but at tournaments (Not on this website) where there is a lot of pressure, I move really slowly because I'm worried if I'll blunder when my move is perfectly fine. Then, when my time is low and I have to move quickly, I blunder and lose the game.
Here's a good video on how to deal with blunders. GM Smirnov provides some insights on YouTube:
I just do not take the time to study the middle game. Lot of speed games doesnt help.
I alwaws fail in the opening.
while playing long time contorl,when opp. fails its move,i some timesRESIGHN!!!OR OFFER DRAW.
When my opponent thinks for too long, while he is losing badly anyway, I lose my focus. I get impatient and start to move too fast. Often it turns the game around and I loose against a bad opponent.
time and the sacrificing
The area where I am absolutely the weakest is handling outside distractions such as noise and nerves.
Another problem I have is that I often have too much faith in my position. As a result, I often don't calculate my opponent's attack carefully enough.
Concentration and complete lack of any form of chess knowledge. When in doubt just move something.
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