[Retros] Question on SPG conventions
dupont at agat.univ-lille1.fr
Fri May 3 02:55:36 EDT 2002
>Suppose in a sound SPG, a composer might equally well choose to place a
>certain pawn on the 3rd or the 4th rank. In the latter case, a smidgeon of
>extra logic is required to deduce that the pawn must have made a double-hop,
>so this one is essentially identical to the former case.
>Is there any stylistic convention which would guide the composer in this
It's customary to focus on the presented thema, hence to avoid
extra-complications out of the subject. So between a3 and a4, with choice,
a3 is clearly my favorite move.
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