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 | 9863 Votes | 183 Comments

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  • 5 years ago

    greytaurus

    for me i believe my weak point is openings,i need a wider variety of openings,and better tactics,a game can be won or loss predicated on a bad opening

  • 5 years ago

    3cardmonte

    positional play...i dont even know what that means :D

  • 5 years ago

    Conquistad0r

    For me it's openings. The problem is mostly the idea behind some (or many) variations of my favorite openings. Simply put: How to transit from the opening into a decent middle game, that's my problem. I way too often find myself hopelessly locked in a tough spot, where I fight for survival after just 15-20 moves. But do I get a decent position in the middle game then I typically have very good chances of winning against those of similar rating. This is probably due to me being relatively stronger at tactics and endgames compared to my rating group.

  • 5 years ago

    southpawsam

    Inconsistency....

    Can play w/ a performace rating of USCF 1800 to USCF 1300... not good

  • 5 years ago

    FMafia

    I am too impatient...

  • 5 years ago

    saksipotku

    davidegpc wrote:

    "I believe the survey would have been more correct if would give the chance to vote for more than one aspect of the game. I'm weak in endgames, openings, positional play, and also tactics (compared to Fritz12)."

    Compared only to the tactics of Fritz12, I think that all people can be said to be patzers! Smile

  • 5 years ago

    xyzed

    I could have ticked all the choices.It's like a buffet:a little bit of everything.

  • 5 years ago

    aryannarvekar

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  • 5 years ago

    grandmasterbob

    more concentration- i gave up a knight and a bishop for a pawn in my last game

    =P

  • 5 years ago

    TBMandalorian

    I seriously suck at converting advantage into victory. Out of my last three rated games in which I won Queen for two light pieces (without any comp for my opponent) I have a draw and 2 loses.

  • 5 years ago

    The_Hess

    concentration

  • 5 years ago

    NightHawk0085

    I believe I voted for "positional play" here, but after some thought, I wanted to elaborate. I am only good when I'm losing. Makes no sense, right? Well... I can mess up a winning position quite easily (happens all the time!). However, once I'm in a lost (or losing) position, I put up a heck of a fight! Unfortunately, opponents (after investing some time and effort) usually do find the win.

  • 5 years ago

    Marcus_Leonardo_333

    it looks like i may be the only one who had middle game weakness

  • 5 years ago

    kstmou

    I am terrible at tactics. I find tactic books very dull and useless. More of a positional player, I am.

  • 5 years ago

    Jacob30

    Nothing is anyone's problem.

  • 5 years ago

    qro

    Focusing.

  • 5 years ago

    Jacob30

    I disagree with all of it.

  • 5 years ago

    sparkyarmor

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  • 5 years ago

    adamzeal

    From the survey results endgames seem to top, but on the contrary I think they r my strongest positions. Maybe its because its easy read the board because of all the empty squares or because I can force a draw if I cant win outright, but overall I am more comfortable getting into the endgame with any opponent in a draw position or with a slight advantage for him or me. Openings! One thing's for sure - if I flunk the opening I get a hard time during the game and often loose. That's why my immediate goal now is to master openings and the general tactics behind them. All that opens well, does end well
  • 5 years ago

    wiimac

    Im pretty good at every thing and endgames are so easy

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