What is your weakest point in chess?

What is your weakest point in chess?

  • Endgames
  • Openings
  • Positional play
  • Tactics
  • Time management
  • Other (name in comments)

Created on June 19, 2011 | 9869 Votes | 183 Comments


  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    Uh... all of the above??

    Seriously, learning this as an adult - can be frustrating to say the least.   And I'm not trying to be funny - at different times and on different days, I struggle at all of them.  

  • 4 years ago


    Tactics Tactics Tactics! 

    I suppose the timer doesn't help, I cannot help but to keep an intentive eye on the timer instead of conjouring a masterful-like sequence of moves.

    Someone on live chess once told me, only play blitz once you have a half decent grasp of a few openings and have understood how sacrifices can help your positional play.

    Next on the list: Sacrifices/Exchanges 

  • 4 years ago


    my weakest point is that i smoke a lot of weed and then play in the middle of the night after a party with a bottle of wisky :P

    my other weak point is that i dont take other chessplayers seriusly and tent to make them mad when i let them wait the clock 2 win the game :D

    I hate other players who keep on messing my profile with bad notes, if u won a game against me it's either the first of the above, witch is legal here in holland btw. The other reason i let u win is because u are so weak in chess that u cannot even get 2 c any of my skills yet :P lol peace out

  • 4 years ago


    I chose other and meant losing my queen.

  • 4 years ago


    sometimes i panic in the endgame

  • 4 years ago


    at the end i just promote all my pawns till stalemate...

  • 4 years ago


    Though I may know some opening lines, I just don't understand what there really do

  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    all exept for opening

  • 4 years ago


    Concentration, you can always count on a blunder or two if you play me :-(

  • 4 years ago


    Tactics. I do well for a while, but I tend to make too many blunders. I think my strongest point is the opening. I don't have a huge arsenal of opening yet, but I do learn them pretty quickly. I really need to watch out for those traps more. Sometimes I don't check the board thoroughly enough and I end up facepalming because of really, really, really stupid blunders.

  • 4 years ago


    Concentration! Laughing

  • 4 years ago


    playing over the internet, by far and away my biggest problem is distraction.

  • 4 years ago


    @ conn9:

    Yeah! - why even bother with it.  I mean, for now, you could start 'playing' again by just simply offering a draw on (or even before) move one, and let things go from there ...

    And that's the way 'I' see it! ...

  • 4 years ago


    All of them. I'm useless at chess in general at the moment. I don't know a single opening, I don't really lookahead at all and if by some chance I do have the upper hand, it always somehow ends in a stalemate. But most of all I'm just too reckless. The thought is always in my mind of "Queen for a queen" or something similar. I guess the site will help me, but the sources seem limited without regular payment, and I don't want to pay yet as I don't have much money or excel at chess. I finish all of my exams in 8 days, so I'll focus a lot more on chess then, so does anyone have any tips?

  • 4 years ago


    concentration.... Cry

  • 5 years ago


    time management

  • 5 years ago


    one word: Concentration!!!

  • 5 years ago


    calculating and foreseeing moves

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