I will dabble around with chess logic a bit, in the hope to find a viable thought process.
When a position is quiet, there are no tactics. All tactics are about gaining wood. Promotion is just a special case of gaining wood. When you chase a piece in a quiet position, it will lead you nowhere, since every attacking move can be defended. In order to win a piece, the position must be out of balance. What imbalances are we talking about?
The only way to chase and win a single target, is when the target is out of space. The imbalance is then the lack of space. Mate is a special case of lack of space.
Another imbalance is when it is possible to attack two targets, with one move. That's the other imbalance. There are only four ways how that is possible:
- Double attack
- Removal of the guard
- Discovered attack
The characteristics of the position.
A position has characteristics. We must learn to interpret the characteristics, so we know which of the five possibilities (or combination of those five characteristics) the position is about.
|Dabbling with only two imbalances|