The value of playing in a position means some sort estimate of the number of points locally gained (or lost) by it. There are two main approaches, either of which may be intended in a given context:

The value of a threat is the value of a follow-up move if the threat is ignored.

See also

  • Count – The value of a position
  • Counting – Techniques for evaluating positions and games
  • Counting without tears – (under construction)
  • Swing – The difference in count between the positions after a black and a white play

PJTraill: I have not found a page with this sense of “value”, to which Bill Spight’s never completed article Counting without Tears refers, so I have made this as a place-holder. It is of course close to counting, but that does not actually talk of the value of a move. Either that or this could be extended.

Value last edited by PJTraill on May 11, 2019 - 14:30
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