In this clip, Chessexplained briefly touches on why bishops normally have greater inevitability than knights.
League of Legends designer Shurelia dives into the fundamental concept of zone control. The examples Shurelia presents are specific to and sourced from an older version of LoL, but the concepts related to zone control are highly pertinent today, both in LoL and in other games.
In chess as in other games, players assist their ability to calculate with a recognition of common patterns between games. Here, International Master Christof Sielecki (aka Chessexplained on YouTube and Twitch) briefly draws our attention to the simple but critical point that concentrations of power can enable tactical shots. This general pattern appears in non-chess games as well.
First an assessment of Skittle's unfortunate spawn location:
The open terrain around Skittle's base enabled early harassment that in turn contributed to an economic advantage for Melkor:
Melkor's larger and safer economy is invested in an army size and upgrade advantage which in turn is used to keep some pressure against Skittle's awkward home terrain, preserving Melkor's economic advantage:
Melkor takes a cost-efficient tactical shot with a well-chosen armor upgrade to enable raiding under watchtowers. Skittles continues to lose gathering time with his villagers:
Randy Buehler neatly summarizes why white has taken ground from red in Magic: the Gathering Vintage format decklists.
Here are the competing removal spells in question:
And one of the creatures calling for heftier removal: