How many pawns do you see?

Sep 21, 2011, 5:36 PM |
How many White pawns do you see at the end of the above game?

Seven?  That's not a few, considering the 49 moves that the game took.  Note, however, that the White Queen was taken along the game.  So, I'd say there are eight pawns at the end of the game, one of them promoted to Queen.

I don't know about you, but I've never heard of that.  I'm not a high ranked player (I'm a "so so" player), nor was my opponent, but this wasn't expected.

I can't say this was a great game of Chess History, but, for me, it is.  Note the (bad) consequences of the too early move of Black Queen and the strength of the white pawn at d5.  Note how Black loses material (specially pawns), and the (eight!) White pawns structere.

It was not as easy as it might seem, and I thank my partner for this game and for the others we have played.  Learning a lot.

PS:  The last moves are forced, and I anticipated them.