72% chess players are focused on study of openings

ChessIn the first poll, which have been running here on ELO2000.com, I have asked readers this question: “Which part of the chess game do you study mostly?”. The results are not surprising – majority of chess players seem to study the opening phase mainly.

72% of readers have voted for the opening phase. 14% have voted for the middlegame and the same amount has voted for the endings.

There were 7 people participating in the poll. Not big number, but keep in your mind that this blog is quite fresh one.

I was expecting similar result as it seems to be natural for many chess players – to study openings at first and hoping for “catching” opponents in some traps.

But on the other side – I am not sure whether it is effectively spent time as usually we know all the opening principles, the importance of development of pieces and the most known opening tactical patterns. Would not be more useful to study another stages of a chess game?

For example – how many games did you win in the opening and how many other games did you lose in the ending which seemed to be equal?



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