[Retros] Question on SPG conventions

Nicolas DUPONT 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

>tiny choice?

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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