The fourth element: the harmony of pieces
You know the four main elements in chess ? The first three are clear:
1. Space = the chessboard
2. Material = the pieces
3. Time = piece moves
But what could be the fourth? According to the famous chesstrainer GM Suetin it is:
4. harmony of pieces
Here a game from the just finished IM-tournament in Dortmund / Germany between two 22-year old players, where the fouth element became decisive
After the opening black had a small lead in development. But the endgame with the different-coloured bishops looked very drawish.
Nevertheless Black organized a masterfully pieceplay. In contrast to this white pieces suffered the whole game under a lack of harmony. It became the decisive difference in that game
At the end I inserted an optional move instead of the game move , because it would have been a more classical end of that "perfect" game.