Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thanks for the advice, guys!
Even after only a few lines of My System (Hattip Blue Devil and Christian) the paradox between piece activity and moving center pawns is solved. As Nimzowitch says, a pawnless development would be preferable. The problem with that is that your pieces can easily be chased away by enemy pawns . With control over the center you create secure homes for your pieces. He compares development with the mobilization of troups during a war. A single pawn at e4 already makes c3, d3, e3 and f3 a secure home. As he states it, during development only pawnmoves in relation to securing the center are appropriate.
I like the book very much and I'm going to read it from cover to cover. I have accumulated so much questions in the previous months, that I hope I can get a lot of answers from it. The first pages that I read are literally packed with information already.
I don't like the book of James Watson. Basically he says that in occuring positions concrete analysis supersedes general rules. Then he starts to proof that 60 times, writing a book full. Since I'm already convinced after example 2, the remaining 58 are a bit too much. Allthough I have read the book and admire the scrutiny, I didn't get much out of it. There is no area of knowledge where concrete analysis doesn't supersede general rules. But after I finished My System, I will have a look at what Watson says about the subject. Hattip to Blue Devil.
I will try if I can find the Art of the Middlegame. Hattip Samuraipawn.