Everyone has their own way of
learning to play chess, but most people go through a stage where they must assess a
This is simply a training aid, to
llow you not to miss anything that you already understand in chess. This concept is
discussed in many great chess books reanging from Romanovsky's "The Middle
Game", through Purdy's "The Seaarch For Chess perfecction" to "Think
Like A Grandmaster" by Kotov.
While there are many many methods
this method is as good as any:
The first assessment group is Material
The second is King Safety.
The third is the pawn structure and weak points.
The fourth group is space and the centre.
The fifth is control of ranks, files and diagonals.
The sixth is the active placement of the pieces.
The seventh is the existence of concrete threats.