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gibo ♡ 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Are you tactical or positional? I'd like to think im positional but im probably not much good at either. Does anyone know a good book on positional play?
furryfunbundle ♡ 17 ( +1 | -1 )
My System If you are not put off by his somewhat dry presentation (both of himself and the subject) then have a look at My System by Arron Nimzowitsch.

He provides an good breakdown of the components of positional chess.
indiana-jay ♡ 47 ( +1 | -1 )

You think you're positional but not good at it? What makes you tactical or positional? :) Mentallity?

I thought I was better at sharp games or tactical play, but I played positional more often. I think because I was just scared or loved status quo, not because I was good at positional or it was more logical to be positional.

I think any player should be good at both positional and tactical, and logically drive the game into one based on situation (mainly is opponent's relative capacity)
tulkos ♡ 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Reassess your chess is good, or Laskers Manual of chess, and Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca are all good
clemens ♡ 76 ( +1 | -1 )
gibo: I'd recommend Jeremy Silman's The Amateur's Mind, it's easier then Reassess Your Chess. Seeing, however, that your rating is pretty low, I'd really urge you to first take up a basic tactical book and work on your tactics until you're up to somewhere around 1200. Believe me, you'll be able to learn a lot more from a book like The Amateur's Mind when you have better tactical skills! The reason is that you can hardly ever play "purely" positional, there is always some calculation involved. Not to mention the point when you are ready to cash in your positional advantage and want to play the crushing combination....
gibo ♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 )
no my rating is not a good evalutation of my standard at all, all those games there i lost on time cause i couldn't make my next move. I would be about the standard of fide 1800
clemens ♡ 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Oops, sorry. I did not look at your record in such detail. In that case, of course, who am I to recommend books to you! :)
brobishkin ♡ 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Gibo... I would second the idea of reading "The Amatuers Mind"... Jeremy Silman goes over his own students mistakes while playing certain positional games in this book... It's highly recommended...

aggropolis ♡ 7 ( +1 | -1 )
tactical or positional? whatever gets me through the day,
whatever gets me through the game.