Positional Evaluation

The character of a position is determined by the following factors -

1. The material relationship; that is, material equality or the material superiority of one side.
2. The power of the individual pieces.
3. The quality of the individual pawns.
4. The position of the pawns; that is the pawn structure.
5. The position of the Kings.
6. The co-operation amongst the pieces and pawns.

- Ludek Pachman (Modern Chess Strategy)

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