Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Another angle of attack
I have tried to find an algorithm for piece activity, inspired by the simple algorithm for piece mobility. As Mousetrapper already suspected, that is a dead end.
Well, you can't find your way in a maze without entering a dead end every now and then. So I'm trying another approach. I work my way thru Bent Larsen "Good moves guide", which has 48 positional problems, with a heavily annotated solution. I will try to find a correlation to certain characteristics of the position and the plans that are based upon them. I start with simple standard plans like "trade off a passive piece against an active one", "improve the position of your worst piece", "open the position" and the like. Let's see what is on that road.