Today I had really a good day in problemsolving.
I will try to explain what happened by translating from "High play" from Kasparov:
What 'sees' a chessmaster when he looks at the board? What does he see that other players don't see? An old French master said: "I see the chessboard like somebody sees the street whereon he walks, without giving much attention to it. When you open a drawer, you know where the things are, even if you don't see'em exactly at that moment. So is it too with the moves on the chessboard.
This is was happened to day. You know where the pieces are, without exactly seeing them. You know what fields they cover. In a flash you see the total geometrical pattern of the combination, without paying much attention to it, but you know exactly what it means.
So this is not thinking 3 plies deep, but you see all plies in 1 pattern instanteneously.
Other comparisons: a baseball player who hits the ball knows where the ball is without actually seeing it. A singer of madrigals doesn't pay much attention at his own part because that flows by itself, and so he 'has time' to listen to the other parts.
This all happens in a split second while you scan over the board and a pattern catches your attention. I hope I made myself clear.
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