Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pawns like friends

Pawns are social beings that need to operate in groups. They should not be left on their own.
-Lars Bo Hansen


Blogger sciurus said...

"He who is afraid of an isolated pawn should not play chess." Tarrasch

7/12/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

I am not afraid of isolated pawns: indeed I enjoy attacking them!

7/12/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Schereschevsky said...

I enjoy playing WITH the isolani, when I have my king's bishop.

I enjoy playing AGAINST the isolani when my opponent doesn't have the king's bishop.

7/13/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Robert Pearson said...

I would point out that L.B. Hansen is writing in the context of the endgame--while the isolani struggle is one of the more interesting positional battles in chess, that is in a middlegame context. Hansen would seem to be talking about advancing your pawn group together in the ending; I think all of us at one time or another have had connected passed pawns and thought we could push one down the board, only to find that they both went lost...

7/13/2007 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Garry Kasparov Wannabee said...



7/13/2007 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger funkyfantom said...

Paul Morphy gave up chess the day after he first got the urge to attack an isolated pawn instead of playing like Paul Morphy.


7/15/2007 07:10:00 PM  

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