The Chessmill Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,
SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.
[Speaking of players who grab a pawn and head for the endgame]“Here we see the tyranny of the pawn in its vilest and most nauseating form. But there are degrees, and even in master play we find weak moves being made through an insufficient contempt for pawns.
— C. J. S. Purdy Pehnec-Martz 1965
Nimzo-Indian. White plays a rare variation to get a strong pawn center, and Black goes astray in the ensuing complications. Pehnec-Martz 1965
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“The Chessmill” is Arlen Walker’s way of giving back to the game that has given him so much. The three major sections of the site ( “History”, “Instruction”, and “Commentary”) will contain longer pieces that fit within the chosen subject area, while the associated Blog will contain shorter fragments of thoughts which are perhaps only loosely related to chess.
Arlen used to be a chess organizer, coach, and top 50 player in his state, and has just enough ego to think that what he writes on these subjects may have an interest to those who come after him, but not so much as to believe these writings constitute the Font of All Wisdom Which Shall Not Be Questioned.
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