Questions tagged [style]

The style of players is how they play. The style of the opening is which players are suited best for it.

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Is it fair to say Carlsen has surpassed Kasparov in his play of chess? [closed]

I know that Carlsen is the highest ranking and rated play of all time. He has passed Kasparov's highest rating. Is Carlsen a higher quality player based on statistics of the same number of games? ...
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Is starting from sides a bad style?

I am just an average chess player around 1500+ ELO and have started experimenting to come up with a complete new style of my own. (it may have been used or discredited in the community) This involves ...
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Top-rated players in each style [closed]

Who are top-rated players (with 2600+ ELO) who are most notable in each of following styles? Aggressive Positional Calculating Technical Practical Intuitive
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Do different nationalities have “notably” different play styles?

In chess, noting the more common countries I've played (Indian Russia, Australia, France, US, China, Japan etc) I've noticed some similarities in their play style. Like how Japanese players, from ...
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Has there ever been a successful FIDE or significant historical chess player, that refused to lose any and all pieces in his competitive gameplay?

Rather, has there ever been a significant chess player that avoided sacrifice or even equal exchanges at all costs? Rather, has there been a significant player that was solely bent on maximum pawn ...
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Why chess styles?

Before posting this question I went through a lot of Q&As on this list. https://chess.stackexchange.com/search?q=style But I still have this question without solid answers. Question: I know ...
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What is a good playstyle for players that are not good with deep calculations?

I have an opponent that knows nothing about formal chess stuff, no glossary, no openings, and so on... And yet that opponent destroys me every time with some DEEEEEP calculating, sometimes 20 minutes ...
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What is chess style?

People talk about chess stylet. Obviously, some players such as Tal or Shirazi sought out highly tactical positions but is there anything more to it than that? The only alternative to being a ...
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how to determine objectively if a move is passive or aggressive?

I´m doing a research about how different conditions or situations affects the decision making process in chess. for example if the opponent ELO ranking affects the average time used for every movement....
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Playing Styles of Fischer and Botvinnik

They say Botvinnik had 'scientific' approach to chess and Fischer's style was crystal-clear. What does it mean? Could you please enunciate about the styles of these masters in a more lucid way?
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Is It Good Or Bad To Trade Too Much?

One aspect of my style in chess is that I like to trade a lot. Is trading too much bad?
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What type of a chess player am I?

I'd like to know what sort of a chess player I am. Am I too much of an attacker, or a defender? Or maybe, a little bit of both? On the contrary, I enjoy attacking and deploying stealthy tactics but I'...
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How to make a computer play like a player?

Since computers have surpassed by now all humans, it should be very easy for it to emulate a strength of an weaker player. So the idea is: Supply a number of games The computer ajusts its options (...
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Playing the Queen's Indian. Which kind of players?

In general, the Queen's Indian is not much seen at top levels when arising from the ECO move order: [FEN ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 However, many games transpose from the Nimzo-Indian ...
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Is the Dutch positional or tactical

I have had mixed opinions on if it is tactical or positional, so I'm asking it here as an tiebreaker.