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 #7 -
The move on a single ply can change the
evaluation of Control of that square,
or the Center. Evaluate all moves!
You need to take the element of Time, Initiative, and Tempo into account as you evaluate a square.
In diagram 3-8a (Pattern 6), what else can Black move? The only other possible move would be to move the Knight on c6 instead of capturing. Always check all moves before making a final evaluation of Control!
Let's look at the options:
17. d5 Nd8 (diagram 3-9a):
This move disconnects the Rooks and prevents the Rook on a8 from moving to d8, but has the advantage of protecting e6 and b7, and pinning the d5 pawn. At the same time, the Knight is close to possible future Kingside activities.
17. d5 Na5 (diagram 3-9b):
17. d5 Ne5 (Diagram 3-9c):
This whole line shows how a single move can change the evaluation of a square, and the entire game. This demonstrates this pattern of action. Check every move! Conclusion: It is too early to move d5, as it removes protection needed on e5. Check other moves.
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