Date: April 21, 2011
My reply to Ken's Feedback
I couldn't help but reply, after thoroughly reading your feedback. The detail you supplied was immense and very appreciated, particularly in light of your 45+ years of Chess experience. I still count myself as a relative beginner and late to learning chess; hence this Analyzer tool, to try and help speed up analysis of other people's games, to get my bearings.
Thanks for your suggestion about Horowitz and Mott-Smith, Point Count Chess. I've been googling for a while and found plenty of dodgy-looking file sharing sites seeming to offer the title. Will keep looking for something more viable. At the very worst, Amazon's got some for about £20-40. In the meantime, I did find a webpage that gave a brief summary: http://temposchlucker.blogspot.com/2008/01/point-count-chess.html
... towards the bottom of this article, there's a suggestion for groups of "Plus Points" and "Minus Points", which seems a hearty list of Advantages and Weaknesses. Trying to work all of these into a single program could be a challenge, but could very well be constructive.
This could be good. Up 'til now, I've been seeing Point Count as just a system of numbers to count the collective value of each army. But this Point Count Chess system hints at looking at the Pawns and Pieces in "clusters" and counting their worth in any given region of the board. (If I've understood it correctly?).
Anyway, if, as and when the Analyzer gets an update, I'll take you up on your offer to test it; you've been by far the most detailed of all who've given feedback, thus far.