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

Martz-Karklins 1967

Nimzo-Indian. White plays a rare variation to get a strong pawn center, and Black goes astray in the ensuing complications.

Martz-Karklins 1967

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