High-Level Entertainment: Pawns Are the Soul of Chess!

Oct 19, 2013
19 min
Who needs the first rank? Today IM Keaton Kiewra takes a look at two games that more closely resemble the childhood game "pawn football." First one to the other side wins! Actually, in both cases White had good reason to only move pawns at the start. The gain of space turned out to be crucial in both contests. You can't always throw caution to the wind, but sometimes you can throw pawns at your opponent!