Just A Pawn

I don’t stand a chance against a knight, a bishop or a rook, I’m only a pawn. Pitilessly offered as a bait, mercilessly slaughtered, I’m merely a pawn. I  will never be able to conquer the king alone, I’m just a pawn. If left all by myself in a war, without my pawnmates,  I’m a […]

Pirc Perks

I loved Pirc: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3, 3…g6. A king-side meek opening for black, it’s often summoned by close-gamers. The main aim is to secure the King’s position through early castling and to allow white to exploit the center (1.e4, 2. d4) at the beginning of the game. A chess arbiter, who happened to be observing my […]