Attacking Enemy Pawn Center

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In this blitz game played at the Internet Chess Club, 7 of Black’s first 11 moves have been pawn moves. This, of course, has compromised the second player’s King safety and piece development.

In this, sort of, reverse Advanced French Defense White should look at plans that will break up and destroy the overextended Black pawn center. The pawn advance g4 does just this. Note that g4 also weakens White’s King position, but moves that lead to the crumbling of the Black pawn center are quite thematic in these type of positions.

The logic for the aforementioned strategy is unassailable. Black’s pawn center is currently cramping and restricting the mobility of the White Army. Moves like g4 that break up Black’s center phalanx will open lines for the White pieces and exploit the Black monarch’s tenuous center perch! Open lines and your opponent’s King still in the center invariably create myriad piece sacrifice and tactical opportunities.

So if your opponent in chess game has spent a lot of time building a suffocating pawn center, look for ways to attack it!

Destroying a Pawn Center
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  1. The following list of ONLY 91 rated chess players in the great state of Delaware came as a major shock. I guess given that Wilmington, Dover, and Newark are Delaware’s most populous cities, it is understandable that organized chess would be minimal in the region. I remember stopping over in Laurel Town and meeting Laurel Butler who had the most perfect ass of any female in the united states. I wonder what happened to her? Seaford City had some strong players, but nobody willing to run a chess club.

    FM DAVID GERTLER
     CHARLES BOUZOUKIS
     WALTER KOROLJOW-friendly guy who was kind to all and a good teacher
     PHILIP JAMES SAPONARO
     YURY MARKUSHIN
     BRAD C THOMAS
     RAMIN ARMAT
     GENNADIY CHEREMNYKH
     CHARLES R VAUGHN
     WILLIAM RICHARD TRUEMAN
     CHASE BUTLER
     LAMONT ROGERS
     MARK ALLEN BYERLY
     MICHAEL W PERGEORELIS IV
     BRET WIENKE
     HAROLD DEAN MILLER
     KEVIN PYTEL
     QUENTIN L GUY
     MICHAEL C SHARP
     DAVID R POWER
     DALE A BRANDRETH
     PARIS MITCHELL JR
     RICHARD LATHEM
     DENNIS WARREN JONES
     DEDRIC WHEELER
     WILFRED L SAXE JR
     WILLIAM S HUGHES
     EDWARD E BRYAN
     MARK JEROMIN-many chess players work crappy jobs, but Mark in employed in the interesting field of Forensics
     DALE CARTER
     JAMES CHURCH
     GLENN WILLIAM DAVIS
     RICHARD L FRICK
     MATTHEW MCKNIGHT
     GEOFFREY MICHAEL SAMETZ
     MICHAEL ERIC FESTUS
     ART SARGENT
     LEON E TSCHANTRE
     DANIEL J HAMILTON
     PAUL THOMAS MARTIN
     SCOTT THOMAS LAPORTE
     KEVIN K GREGORE
     ABUBAKARR KAMARA investment director London
     SOLOMON CLARK
     MATEO A DUKE
     HAROLDO CASAS
     JOSEPH SHEPPARD COLLINS
     VICTOR A REIN JR
     RUTH IRONKWE
     ROHITH VENKATARAMAN
     JASON SOLLOWAY
     ABHINAV RATNAGIRI
     DAVID NETTLETON
     JOHNNY MEANS
     LENNOX FITZGERALD NEMBHARD JR
     JESSICA TOY
     ALEX FISCHER
     ANN MARIE E FITCH
     BRENDAN DURKAN
     JAYVON DAVIS
     CONNOR DURKAN
     AIDAN DURKAN
     OTHELO PREDEOUX
     HENRY LI
     NICK BRENNAN-MARTIN
     RUSSELL STONE ROSETTA
     LADAVIA GREEN
     JABREI CHASE
     CAMERON SHEPPARD
     MYKA TERRY
     ALITA ROBINSON
     CASHMERE YOUNG
     NICHOLAS LENHARD
     SHAINA COPELAND
     GREGORY ROGERS I
     KIERAN PETRUNICH
     MATT WALZ
     MARK CONEY
     ERIC FARRELL
     EVAN JOHN SCHOPFER
     REECE PETRUNICH
     ROBERT BOYCE JR
     DANIEL PETRYLKA
     SAIARUN JAYANTHI
     MADALYN YATES
     THOMAS BONSALL REECE III
     NOAH CILLO
     PETER BOCKRATH
     PEIRCE CAMMACK
     JERMONTE BROWN
     AMIEL JOE
     DESTINY SMITH
     COLE WILLIAM SNYDER
     DEREK CRAWLEY
     SHAVAE ROGERS
     DECLAN KENNARD
     KENNEDY LLOYD
     PETER A WALSH
     GREGORY KOPAY
     CAMERON WARD
     JAKE PENA

  2. How is James Black doing with his gm aspirations. Elizabeth Vicary has coached many exceptional chess talents while sporting an intriguing red mop on her scalp. She is the coach at Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn.

  3. David R. Power of Lakeway,Texas is one bad ass chess player. I thought some of the teachers at the local high school were unbeatable until I hooked up with this dude. The dude can write and play chess!

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