Still going strong September 25, 2007Posted by dorigo in chess, internet, personal.
Thanks Carl, who pointed me to a site offering a very nice chess test, I can today brag about my understanding of the game. I took the test – a quite lengthy one, where you have to find the move you would play in 24 different chess positions, with two minutes to spend on each – and I did not really score that bad! Here is the result:
I am flattered… Of course. Because
- I am not a master, but a mere candidate master;
- my rating is in the 2100-2150 range (2275 is the rating of a strong master, in fact).
However, I must say the test is very well done. And, the fact that I got a 10.5/12 on tactics and only 6/12 on positional play accurately pictures my style of play – I am indeed a tactical player-, although I must say that in these tests one is normally driven to finding the most brilliant shot, and thus of the two processors, the one most active in the solver’s brain is the tactical one.
I have not played any strong tournament in more than five years now… Maybe I should organize a comeback!