Chess Personality Test

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David Robertson
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Chess Personality Test

Post by David Robertson » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:07 pm

Check your Chess Personality in this carefully designed scientific test.

I'm a Prodigy by the way. Which will surprise precisely no one.

Sean Hewitt
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:32 pm

Romantic apparently!

Ray Sayers

Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Ray Sayers » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:07 pm

'Natural', apparently.

Isn't that the code Shakespeare used for 'idiot' in his plays?!

David Gilbert
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:15 pm

(Apparently) I came out of the same mould they used for Mikhail Botvinnik - professional. That’ll be the day!

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Tristan Clayton
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Tristan Clayton » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:27 pm

'Assassin', it would appear.
Not guilty, your honour.
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Matthew Turner
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:07 pm

I answered this quiz honestly after an evening at the World's only indoor wassail and my chess personality is apparently genius. I think I'll settle for that.

Graham Borrowdale

Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Professional, but apparently the French Winawer would be a suitable opening - guilty as charged, but not the most professional of openings!

Beats all the old Myers-Briggs stuff, anyway.

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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:33 am

genius, but playing the wrong openings for me apparently :roll:
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:43 am

I'm a prodigy apparently which may be a polite way of saying I was good 30 years ago :?

"play aggressively and fight for the win from the beginning to the end" does not seem an accurate description of my recent chess career :lol:

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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:50 am

Must admit to having got to the question about the Shevsinikov, wanted to answer 'yes', got annoyed and given up.
(Many of the questions aren't phrased quite right to 'force' an A/B choice.).

So I'm clearly a pedant ;)

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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Ian Stephens » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:00 pm

It seems I am a "Surgeon" that must be down to all the time I spent In Hospitals! It had my openings spot on, so I have to give it some credence, "Nurse pass me my scalpel"
Speaking of scalpels was it Bobby Fischer who said "it is not a knight to f5 but a Knife to f5"?
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Martyn Harris
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Martyn Harris » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:43 pm

Mad Scientist.

I'm not mad I tell you. A trifle insane perhaps. But not mad.

Martin Benjamin
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:34 pm

"Mastermind" with a strong preference for attacking rather than positional play. For those who know me, stop laughing, please.

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:19 pm

Mine was "Natural", but I think I fudged some of the questions so the result may not be entirely accurate...

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Chess Personality Test

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:28 am

"Prodigy" apparently, but I agree that with some of the questions I didn't really agree with either answer. That may be the idea of course!

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