King of the Spill has an elaborate post about this subject here.
His idea's have to be simplified though to make them suitable for practical use. That's what I'm trying to accomplish now.
What is the effect of a single move on the potential invasion squares where your pieces converge?
As it is now, when I play a game, the subsequent positions happen to me. To a certain degree, every position is new to me. Just as this neuroscientific research showed as being the difference between a patzer and a grandmaster: the patzer sees everything as new. When seeds of tactical destruction arise, I have no idea where they come from. For me, they come out of the blue.
I can only hope that when such seeds do arise, no matter on which side, that I recognize them. You can hardly call this conducting a chess game. I'm totally dependant of the coincidences of the game, and can do no more than to hope to recognize these coincidences in time.
Now wouldn't it be nice if I could be aware of all important changes with respect to the seeds from move 1? Especially my newly invented seeds:
- Squares where piece activity converges.
- (Overworked) pieces that defend those focal points.
- Impediments beteen pieces and the focal points.
When you can keep track of the impacts on focal points every move, winning sequences no longer appear from out of the blue.