GW-KW, Point Count Chess Raw Discussion, File #6:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

Game 1, GW's Opening 5 Moves, Attempting to Understand
Control of the Center
[June 2nd 2011]

Up until reading Point Count Chess, I wasn't aware of the term "Control of the Center". Instead, I'd only just become aware of the term "Center Domination", through reading Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess series of books, hence the sole focus of the following game was about Center Domination, with no mention of Control of the Center.

(GW, June 2nd) Ken, I think Center Domination will be better discussed while working through an, or a series of, openings. At the moment, I feel I'm just going round and round in circles with the book-info; I "kind of get" some of the issues covered by H&M-S and Dan Heisman. Then, when I attempt to turn what I've read into practice - by playing openings against Fritz - ideas clash and progress grinds to a halt.

I've started off an Opening sequence (White) v. Fritz:


[Event "Center Domination, Game 1, Opening 5 Moves"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.06.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Wadden, Graham"]
[Black "Fritz 12"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "10"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O e6 5. d3 Nc6 *

Commentary ...

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O
(GW, June 2nd) I've gone for the Barcza Opening, recommended by Yasser Seirawan (Winning Chess Openings, p201).}

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