Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Butterfly Effect

It has been very interesting to listen the grandmaster talk while Kramnik was playing Fritz. One subject has been the non-linearity of chess. This means that the rules of chaos theory apply. The flap of a butterfly wing may cause a hurricane.

It is very important to be aware of this fact. There is no such thing as a quiet strategic position. In any moment, things may change and the board is burning. Even Kramnik is a schoolboy and has to learn his lesson.

I would say that there are two types of chess positions: those with open tactical motifs (usually called «tactical positions») and those with hidden tactics (usually called «quiet positions»).

And very important: In any type of position, the tactic sense must be a hundred percent tuned.


At 10:30 PM, Blogger transformation said...

jim, this blog is getting better all the time! it was great before, but keeps becoming more and more interesting. bravo! thanks, david


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