Thursday, April 21, 2022

Finding The Best Move

 What goes into making the best chess move? Well it's not just the move. It has to be part of a plan. I decided to try to mind map the process. Strongly influenced by the book "How to Reassess Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman.   What do you think? Did I miss anything? Click the picture to make it bigger. If you like the content be sure to comment and follow.


  1. Nice! In Positional Features I would add Piece Activity and Interconnectedness / Webbedness - it's often a good idea to keep them together so they support each other. Or at least keep them so they can connect back to each other quickly.

    You could also add 'Infiltration Level': how much are my pieces aimed at / near the enemy king?

    Also the concept of Outposts should be in there, possibly under pawn structure, because pawns often come to serve as outpost supports. An outpost piece is infinitely more valuable, exactly because it is supported / connected to the others.

  2. I've added piece activity and coordination. I didn't see all of your comment until now. I'll look at the other suggestions.