Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FM Charles Hertan on Forcing Chess Moves

FM Charles Hertan discussed his new New In Chess book with about two dozen fascinated chess players. He described the rationale for his 15 year labor. His enthusiasm for the beauty of combinations was apparent.
Hertan argued that the analysis of forcing moves is key to solving problematic and critical situations and that humans have a heuristic bias which may lead them to overlook key combinations.
He recommended looking at moves that seem at first glance losing material or time or initiative - which he analogized to "computer eyes" - the brute force calculation of even apparently absurd moves.
Chris Chase organized this enjoyable evening.

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