The Beauty of the Pawnstorm

casmith_789
Aug 1, 2008, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

This game illustrates the beauty of pawnstorms, and old chess games. Played in 1834 between the two best players in the world at the time, this was a game which shows that position is better than mere material.

La Bourdonnais was a noisy character, whotalked and laughed a lot when he was not thinking, conducting many conversations with the audience to pass the time.

In contrast, MacDonnell was a quiet player who spent a very long time thinking - 90 minutes on some moves, but put up with La Bourdonnais' character because he thrilled on good games - and La Bourdonnais was the best in the world.

Please post any comments you have about the game. I hope you like it.