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Most significant square(s). Yours?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #1

    InfiniteFlash

    For me, it is no contest. The f5 and c5 squares haunt me as both colors really. Strangely, not vise-versa with f4 and c4.

    I do not know why, but a lot of the time, it appears to be a tell-tale sign of the health of the positions I get, whether its the control, or mobility through these squares.

    What are some key or important squares do you see constantly emphasized in your games or even calculation? 

    I am not asking what is the most important square in general. I am asking what square(s) tends to show the greatest significance in your games and calculation.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #2

    Phylar

    Well, I do not know. However, I will point out that your point total is, as of this post, 1 higher than your rating.

    Good show!

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #3

    BorgQueen

    What an odd question.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #4

    xbigboy

    The Sicilian focuses on the d4 square.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #5

    falcogrine

    I've had a few games where everything revolved around c4. Other than that, it changes a lot.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #6

    Irontiger

    xbigboy wrote:

    The Sicilian focuses on the d4 square.

    d5, rather.

     

    If you are asking for the squares that mysteriously appear to play a great role in my game (with no rational reason), I must admit I usually love planting a knight on f5/f4. But of course the most important squares are the central squares...

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #7

    chasm1995

    I guess whichever squares white focuses on in Queen's pawn with c4 as my second move always, and black in Sicilian and Queen's pawn game.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #8

    NimzoRoy

    Randomemory wrote:

    What are some key or important squares do you see constantly emphasized in your games or even calculation? 

    I am not asking what is the most important square in general. I am asking what square(s) tends to show the greatest significance in your games and calculation.

    Beats me - I never thought about it this way. In general I would guess the 4 central sqs d4-d5-e4-e5 would be high up in my "favorite sqs" list, at least in the openings and to a somewhat lesser extent in middlegames.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #9

    meaca

    i'm always after an attack on the castle so h7, g7

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #10

    Doc_who_loves_chess

    For me at least, one of the significant squares is the flight square.  Has your opponent made sure they have given their castled king a flight square? If not, they may well snatch defeat from the jaws of victory if this all important square is not attended to...

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/chess-experiment-how-much-does-three-pints-of-beer-impact-your-chess-ability

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #11

    TheBigDecline

    It's the square ... the big one, of which all the other ones are mere fragments.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #12

    Dragonbice

    I'd say Magnus Carlsen - He's such a square!Surprised

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #13

    BorgQueen

    lol

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #14

    varelse1

    X8 with the white pieces.

    X1 with the black pieces.

    X equalling whichever file my passed pawn is on. A-HTongue Out

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #15

    pdve

    the e5 square is important

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #16

    strngdrvnthng

    In the initial position f2 and f7 are defended only by the King. In certain lines of the Sicilian, as black, I am very wary of sacrifices on f7 and e6.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #17

    varelse1

    Much will depend on what openings you play.

    With white, I play the English. Naturally, d5 is often the focal point for my pieces. Not that it is always the game changer, or anything.

    With black, I will play the Sicilian. The squares c4 and c3 often make the difference.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #18

    Fear_ItseIf

    Theres always something major happening on d4.

    Ive always had a saying "the bishop was made to be on g5".
    Since in all the fun lines it is.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #19

    Remellion

    As white, I choose the QP. So it's always d5 getting my attention. I also play Bird's (stonewall or transposition to reversed budapest with f4), so e4 is usually key there.

    As black... f5 and h7. I play almost exclusively the hippo now, so preventing white's f5 is key... or defending h7 if my monarch somehow comes into the line of fire. Oddly, I don't really fear Bh6xg7, nor the associated squares; they usually handle themselves in the systems I choose.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #20

    Atomic_Rift

    The center squares for me!

    And thank you for giving away your weakness. 


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