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Old January 11th 07, 12:15 PM posted to rec.games.chess.analysis
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A lot of books and expert refer to controling the center is the
paramount importance in positional play. But how do you know if your
pawn strong center is going to under pressure from the flank?
Is their a hidden danger to centralize pieces?

What is method of analyzing the strength of central control?

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materialkiller wrote:

A lot of books and expert refer to controling the center is the
paramount importance in positional play.


Yes, that's true...the reason it's important to control central squares
is
to enable one to use them as posts or anchors for pieces. This is why
central control is nearly always a key strategic objective *in the
opening
phase*.

But how do you know if your
pawn strong center is going to under pressure from the flank?


Very often, it is under such pressure, e.g. in some lines of the
Exchange
variation of the Grünfeld Defence. It's necessary always to balance
the
strategic and tactical pros and cons.

Is their a hidden danger to centralize pieces?


Quite often, yes. The maxim of centralisation is a good strategic
guide, no more.

What is method of analyzing the strength of central control?


Calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate....

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In article .com,
"Mark Houlsby" wrote:

What is method of analyzing the strength of central control?


Calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate....


Experience is very important.

Once you've played a few hundred games, and played over a few hundred
master games, you'll development the judgement to make these kind of
analysis with more accuracy.

There isn't really much in the way of shortcuts.
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"Ron" wrote in message
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In article .com,
"Mark Houlsby" wrote:

What is method of analyzing the strength of central control?


Calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate, calculate, evaluate....


Experience is very important.

Once you've played a few hundred games, and played over a few hundred
master games, you'll development the judgement to make these kind of
analysis with more accuracy.

There isn't really much in the way of shortcuts.


Just a few things to keep in mind, the "Classical" form of chess stresses
center pawns and control while the "Hyper Modern" stress flank attack but
still center control. The founding works of the latter school of thought can
be found in the writing of Richard Reti and Aron Nimzovich.


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Good judgement in chess is the result of experience.
Experience is the result of of bad judgement.



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On 25 Jan, 19:45, wrote:
Good judgement in chess is the result of experience.
Experience is the result of of bad judgement.


So, you're arguing that bad judgement in chess is the result of good
judgement?

Pretty smart.

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