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  1. 21 Mar '17 15:04
    How would you describe your chess style?
  2. 21 Mar '17 15:06
    My style is dry and boring. I prefer playing for minority attacks on the queen side and trying to grind down my opponent in an endgame. A pathetic excuse for a chess player really.
  3. 21 Mar '17 16:13
    I am looking for an æsthetics, I chose moves more by their beauty and after habit than after evaluation of position. It¨s like composing a mozaik or embroidery. In the backgorund I may recall some pattern from famous games...
  4. 21 Mar '17 17:04
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I am looking for an æsthetics, I chose moves more by their beauty and after habit than after evaluation of position. It¨s like composing a mozaik or embroidery. In the backgorund I may recall some pattern from famous games...
    So you are a chess artist, interesting. I must be a painter and decorator by comparison.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Mar '17 19:16
    I go for attacks. Still in 19th century mode Not as bad as them but I still go for the throat. Take a look at my 13 move mate game for instance.
  6. 21 Mar '17 19:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How would you describe your chess style?
    Hope...

    Hope my opponent screws up and that I can see it and take advantage of it.
  7. 21 Mar '17 20:13
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I go for attacks. Still in 19th century mode Not as bad as them but I still go for the throat. Take a look at my 13 move mate game for instance.
    A swashbuckler!
  8. 21 Mar '17 20:13
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Hope...

    Hope my opponent screws up and that I can see it and take advantage of it.
    An opportunist!
  9. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    22 Mar '17 15:55
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Hope...

    Hope my opponent screws up and that I can see it and take advantage of it.
    + 1
  10. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    22 Mar '17 16:13
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How would you describe your chess style?
    I lurch from cheapo to cheapo and end either prosecuting an opportune advantage or with a strategically bereft position teetering on the brink of the abyss. If pressed I would claim not to believe in positional chess but appear to play that way sometimes
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Mar '17 16:57
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    A swashbuckler!
    Yeah but half the time I get unbuckled
  12. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    22 Mar '17 16:58
    I prefer to play Black, I love to defend, I avoid main-line theory whenever I can, and I head right for the ending ASAP because that is the one area of the game that most players don't have a clue about.
  13. 22 Mar '17 20:28 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    I lurch from cheapo to cheapo and end either prosecuting an opportune advantage or with a strategically bereft position teetering on the brink of the abyss. If pressed I would claim not to believe in positional chess but appear to play that way sometimes
    hmmm a magician!

    Its very interesting I was having a debate with a 2100 rated player who claimed that there was no such thing as positional chess.
  14. 22 Mar '17 20:29
    Originally posted by sundown316
    I prefer to play Black, I love to defend, I avoid main-line theory whenever I can, and I head right for the ending ASAP because that is the one area of the game that most players don't have a clue about.
    a defender!
  15. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    23 Mar '17 06:42
    I try to accumulate small advantages and slowly constrict the opponent's position (unless he gives me a tactical shot to end the game quickly).

    Call me a python.