Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Pouring boiling oil
My invention of the ideal game, in which gain of wood and mate played no role, has proven to work counter productive. So I must try another way to get rid of the disturbance caused by thinking about gaining wood, mate and other distracting bric-a-brac. Dear reader, please ignore them, for the moment. Let's focus on simple things. Later is early enough to add complexity.
The role of the pawns seems to be a moving wall. The pawns are the merlons, the pieces are standing behind them with kettles of boiling oil to prevent the enemy from penetrating through the crenels. Alekhine's guns are shooting a breach in the enemy wall. Then all of a sudden you blow your horns and flow out of the gates in order to storm the barricades. Once you entered trough the breach you try to obtain a bridgehead from where you can attack the enemy from inside.
But are there openings where you keep your pieces behind your pawns? Is there any game theorist who adviced this? Did anyone advice to move the pawnwall forward in front of your pieces? Is the metaphor above a reasonable line of play?