I was wondering what skills, abilities, and knowledge is needed to reach consistent 2300 FIDE elo and therefore become a FIDE Master. Now, I'm not asking about the innate abilities, but those which you can acquire by practice and study:
A pretty simple list:
- Have a decent knowledge on most/or all of the typical openings, and be very good at one (or more) for each side.
- Have a deep positional/technical game, having memorize and understand grand masters games, so you develop an intuition of the position.
- Knowledge of the endgames. Pretty important. How the positions are going to be simplify and the chances in both sides.