Powerful Central Pawn Duo

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Even though many ICC blitz addicts will confess that rapid chess is often sloppy and potentially very addictive, it provides constant exposure to recurring themes that provide grizzled USCF tournament players with valuable experience. Read Reverend Tim Sawyer’s excellent commentary on the addictive character of chess and his love for pretty checkmates! Even a preacher acknowledges the existence of other Gods like Caissa! I will take the addiction of chess over drugs, booze, cigarettes, reality TV, and Casinos for the rest of my life ūüôā

Pawn duos influence the evaluation functions of strong chess playing programs such as Rybka, Houdini, and the Stockfish program that ICC members use directly out of the Dasher chess playing interface.

In the diagrammed chess position, Black has just played Kg6 and White could gobble up the a4 pawn if he was a greedy materialist. However, White’s center pawn duo at d5 and e5 ¬†is yearning to advance and d6¬†allowing Rxg3¬†check is the best move.

The pawn move d6¬†is a true “awakening of the men in the rear” type of move as it clears d5 for occupation by the¬†marauding White Monarch. I hope if anybody happens to be reading this that they also read My System by Aron Nimzovitch.

Back to the game position……. After d6, either the d pawn or e pawn will queen by force deciding the game in White’s favor.

Powerful Central Pawn Duo
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  1. The great state of Alabama, of course, has a reputation as a nothing but football place. I want to dispute that image. I was up there on business a while back and had the good fortune of finding my way to The Osiris Chess Club where I got my ass handed to me on a platter by some very intelligent and skilled chess players. I have played USCF chess all over the place and these boys from Alabama are way underrated. They kick ass and take names…….

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    1. I think many years ago edward labate ran a chess supply store. He would be set up to sell his equipment and books at Goichberg tournaments. He was good guy and very strong chess player, but realized there was not much money to be made with penurious chess players.

  2. Have any other chess enthusiasts SEEN the chess blog of Reverend
    Sawyer, Timothy E ? He could have read the Bible 10 times and Koran 20 times slowly AND still NOT have spent as much time as he has making chess posts on his blog!!!

    I meant the good preacher could be bearing better witness to fledgling Christians by not making the inordinate amount of time he spends on the Royal Game so egregiously conspicuous!!!

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