Originally posted by CLAUDIA CAMPBELL
How do you know what type of player you are and how much experience must you have to determine that?
Even though my rating is rather low on here, I do know the answer to your question. In Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course Volume II, he gives a way of measuring your play by studying your games against many different opponents. You judge say your positional player, tactical player and all those facets with a score from 1 to 10. Everyone starts out at 5 (from beginner to grandmaster) and then you start seeing your scores in several different areas. Even in the opening. But, it's a lot of work, and you need to study over 100 of your games to get an accurate reading. But, it works. For instance, once guy discovered he tried too hard to save his bishops for knights and he hated trading his clerics for horsies, etc... You can find out a lot of things about your play just by analyzing your games.