Quote of the Month: Evaluation tells you how valuable something is.
I have devoted many Novice Nooks to the suggestion that the main chess skill is analysis. I have also stated the companion thought process skill to analysis, and thus "second in command," is evaluation. My definition for evaluation of a position is determining which side stands better, how much better, and why?
It is also important to differentiate between static evaluation and dynamic evaluation:
Static evaluation occu...
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