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Andrius: I am collecting the ways of figuring things out in chess.

The Ways of Chess

Evaluate the position.

Compare the point values of the pieces. Which side has more material?

Is there adequate compensation for any material difference?


Think about the position from your opponent's point of view.

Think about the position from an objective point of view, for example, the point of view of a better or arbiter or coach or teammate, so as to consider whether or not to take a draw.

Think about the goal of the game. Are you playing for a win or for a draw?

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