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    What's your biggest chess weakness?

    Tell me, the No 2 Seat, and I will tell you how to fix it and grow into a better player

    As for me, I often play 1 minute games online, so when it comes to the times that we play on TMF, I usually play too quickly and make dumb mistakes without checking the board carefully. So pay extra attention if you play me, because chances are I've missed something crucial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoflaMihawk View Post
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    Tell me, the No 2 Seat, and I will tell you how to fix it and grow into a better player

    As for me, I often play 1 minute games online, so when it comes to the times that we play on TMF, I usually play too quickly and make dumb mistakes without checking the board carefully. So pay extra attention if you play me, because chances are I've missed something crucial.

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    Is it a trap so that you know the flaws of all the elite ten members ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    Is it a trap so that you know the flaws of all the elite ten members ?
    I'm already above most of them, why would I need to learn their flaws?

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    Is it a trap so that you know the flaws of all the elite ten members ?
    Even if that was his intention it's not like you will always have that flaw unless you're not willing to improve. Whether you reveal your flaws or not, it will get exposed during a match.
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    Well I wouldn't want you to lose 5 years of your life only to discover that you'll never beat me
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    Meanwhile ... Fab beat me I'm sorry guys

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    Making blunders or miscalculations early in the game.

    Think the biggest weakness is not recognizing chess patterns. I heard weaker players spend more time calculating and are not able to recognize patterns as much. Stronger players recognize patterns more and spend less time calculating.

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    Blundering and time control

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egress View Post
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    Making blunders or miscalculations early in the game.

    Think the biggest weakness is not recognizing chess patterns. I heard weaker players spend more time calculating and are not able to recognize patterns as much. Stronger players recognize patterns more and spend less time calculating.
    There's a puzzles option on lichess where it gives you a position and tou have to find the best moves. I think the more you practise on that, the quicker you'll get at seeing patterns.

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    Blundering and time control
    Think I mentioned this before but play more blitz and bullet games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoflaMihawk View Post
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    There's a puzzles option on lichess where it gives you a position and tou have to find the best moves. I think the more you practise on that, the quicker you'll get at seeing patterns.



    Think I mentioned this before but play more blitz and bullet games.
    I actually think that playing a bit of blitz and bullet does help for the time management. Though I think from playing too much of it comes one of my weakness these days : shallowness resulting from a bit of laziness. When I do take some time to think about a position I usually analyse it well but I often find myself playing instantly even in long time control (and especially in the opening) missing either very strong moves for me or counters for my opponent. Also there's my biggest flaw, which manifests more often than the first one : I analyse a position, find a good move, then I see another candidate move, and instead of analysing it thoroughly to see wether or not it's better than the first possibility I analysed for much longer, I see ONE POINT for which it is better and instantly play it ... trust be it often backfires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    I actually think that playing a bit of blitz and bullet does help for the time management. Though I think from playing too much of it comes one of my weakness these days : shallowness resulting from a bit of laziness. When I do take some time to think about a position I usually analyse it well but I often find myself playing instantly even in long time control (and especially in the opening) missing either very strong moves for me or counters for my opponent. Also there's my biggest flaw, which manifests more often than the first one : I analyse a position, find a good move, then I see another candidate move, and instead of analysing it thoroughly to see wether or not it's better than the first possibility I analysed for much longer, I see ONE POINT for which it is better and instantly play it ... trust be it often backfires
    Yeah I just meant play quick games until he stops running out of time in rapid games.

    And finally, your weakness

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoflaMihawk View Post
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    Yeah I just meant play quick games until he stops running out of time in rapid games.

    And finally, your weakness

    I have others Like the fact that I often overestimate my position/neglect some threats on my king/overall position. Which can also be a strength, since worrying too much about defending your position is not good either. Balance is always the key.

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    My biggest weakness, is probably being inexperienced, not all that interested in the game and being impatient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiryuu View Post
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    My biggest weakness, is probably being inexperienced, not all that interested in the game and being impatient
    Thought you'd say that my biggest weakness is that I can't play dragonforce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    Thought you'd say that my biggest weakness is that I can't play dragonforce
    its a chess thread. and i was talking about myself.

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    Youve played me enough, why dont you tell me my weakness

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    Youve played me enough, why dont you tell me my weakness
    Oh man where do I start?

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    At the beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    At the beginning
    I see my potshot didn't land

    I'd say it's the same as mine tbh, just not looking at the board carefully enough before moving and therefore making silly blunders. Though I dunno if this applies to official games since I haven't played one with you in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoflaMihawk View Post
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    I see my potshot didn't land

    I'd say it's the same as mine tbh, just not looking at the board carefully enough before moving and therefore making silly blunders. Though I dunno if this applies to official games since I haven't played one with you in a while.
    I've lost two of my games just like that during this tournament. Feels terrible, especially in one of the two games where throughout all of the rest of the game my opponent was outclassed and played quite worse than me But well I can only blame myself for losing of course.

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