How to Make a (Good) Plan


OK, so you can CDC (center, develop, castle) with the best of them. Now what? Put your inspector cap on! Here are the steps to make a general plan:

1. Evaluate the position.

2. Identify any weaknesses.

3. Consider three candidate moves.

4. Analyze, decide and follow through!

By, Mrs Jessica E Prescott (aka BoundingOwl).


Why did White resign? Let's say he saves his rook with Rc2.

Doesn't Kasparov make it look easy? Try these four steps in your next game: evaluate, identify, consider, decide!