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

Exchange Grunfeld. Uncannily similar to the prior game, white again hands black a positional advantage in the opening, then misses his best opportunity to hold on to the game, eventually losing on time.

Pehnec-Martz 1965

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