GW-KW, Point Count Chess Raw Discussion, File #8:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)
(KW, June 25th) My advice to you is Know The Following 7 Patterns
Knowing When You Control A Square
- PATTERN #5 -
If a Pawn is Controlling the square,
move a Pawn to the square to gain Control
This is evident in the diagram. Moving e5-e4 allows the Pawn to be counted in the table. The Pawns cancel one another out, and Black will gain Control over e4. In this case, a Pawn is mightier than a Piece! (This is true if the balance of values is equal otherwise).
This is one evidence of Philidor's well known quote, "Pawns are the soul of chess".
A corollary would be:
Another corollary of this Pattern would be:
An addendum to this would be:
All of the above demonstrate some of the main causes why COA Control and COA Center Domination are only "rules of thumb". There are two main reasons for this:
One other Pattern affects our current position: Pattern 6 (on the next page →)
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