Monday, December 11, 2006

What Makes The Chess Game Work?

Mousetrapper's Claim: Chess would be a drawn game without the pawn promotion rule, all other rules being equal.

In pawnless endgames at least the advantage of a rook's value is required to win a game.

Many games are won by checkmate in the middlegame, but the main reason is that every side has to take care of their pawns, because losing them means losing the endgame. Therefore, some compromise has to be made between protecting the King and saving the pawn capital.

Pawns are the soul of chess, Philidor said.


At 2:26 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I think you are right. Do you expect booming business again around Xmas?


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