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Poisoned Pawns

Poisoned Pawns

Sep 20, 2017, 12:18 AM 1

I bombed.  I didn't start my training regimen.  I guess a more gradual approach will have to be in order.  So I will play 3 15|10 minute games a day, and about 5 or 6 10 minute games for opening practice.  I will try it out the rest of the week and really start on Monday with added other stuff.  


In the meantime, I would like to talk about two games I played against a weaker opponent.  I at one time thought this guy was about 1000, but after much consideration, I gather he is probably more around 900 in rating.  I will comment on two of the games we played OTB.

In this game we both made blunders, but I came out the victor simply because he made two more than I at the end which costed him the game.  This game itself really isn't instructive per say, however, it does illustrate the point that sometimes it's not good to just go pawn grabbing.


In the next game the pawn grab is even more tempting and harder to calculate for a beginner if it is good or not to take.

Of course these games where made by someone who isn't really that good compared to me but you get the idea sometimes it's just not a good idea to go pawn grabbing.  They are sometimes called poisoned pawns.

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