Elimination of candidate moves Part-3

As a player improves, his move selection skills develop in a haphazard manner. Let's consider how players of different strengths decide which move to play. In the position given below, the players who just know the basics of the game can choose moves like Ba6 because he likes "long" moves. Another will prefer Nc4 or Ng4 because he thinks knight hopes harder for an opponent to deal with. A third will like pawn moves and try to build elaborate ziggurats by pushing the queenside pawns to c4,b5 and a4. We smile at their choices. But the post-beginners have already made a giant stride-perhaps the biggest they will make in their career even if they become grandmasters: They have developed some criteria for eliminating possibilities- the 39 legal moves for White here- to the small of moves they they trust. Post-beginners trust their criteria too much. Anyone who has seen a tournament room filled with very young juniors will be impressed by their quickness in finding a move they like. No sooner has one player's hand deposited a piece on a square than another hand darts from the other side of the board to make the reply. If the post-beginner analyses the consequences of his candidates at all, he relies on unrealistic expectations.

So in this article we come to know that to be a good chess player, you cannot just make a move its a game of the brains. Everyone can make a move but the best player will make the most precious move. Hope you liked my article. Keep reading!


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