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Dan Heisman,
an American USCF chess master, chess journalist [1], columnist and instructor. Heisman is a member of the ICGA and worked at both Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov matches (1996 and 1997) [2].

Dan Heisman [3] represents an attempt at mathematical abstraction applied to chess, introducing seven concepts as fundamental in analyzing a chess position: mobility, flexibility, vulnerability, center control, piece coordination, time and speed. Heisman applies two dichotomies: actual versus potential and local versus global [4] .
Dan Heisman [5]

The Positional Elements of Chess

Single moves
from this position
All reachable squares
from this position
Single moves
on an empty board
All reachable squares
on an empty board

See also

Selected Publications


External Links


  1. ^ CJA -- Nominations received for Chess Journalist of the Year (2007)
  2. ^ Chessville - Interviews - Dan Heisman - Part 1 (broken link)
  3. ^ Dan Heisman (1990). The Positional Elements of Chess
  4. ^ Robert Levinson, Richard Snyder (1993). DISTANCE: Toward the Unification of Chess Knowledge. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3
  5. ^ Dan Heisman's Chess Page
  6. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  7. ^ Know Your Elements (pdf) book reviews covering The Positional Elements of Chess by Stephen Kullas, ChessCafe.com

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