Outside passed Pawns

Turnkey/Fritz 4 - Hodgson, J [D43]

East Kilbride Open, 1996

1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6

  Keep it solid, avoid tactical free-for-all.

5. Bd3 b5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Nf3 e6 9. Bd2 Na5 10. Qc2 Nc4 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Rfd1 Bd6 14. b3

("Dare I say it? White's position is lacking any byte!")

14... Nxd2 15. Qxd2 O-O 16. Ne2 Ne4 17. Qe1 Qe7 18. a4 Bb4 19. Qf1

("A sure sign that all is not well in RAM-land")

19... bxa4 20. bxa4 a5 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rc1 f6 23. Rxc8+ Bxc8 24. Qb1 Bd7



25. Bxe4?

"Astonishing... the computer places a higher value on centre Pawns than outside Pawns"

  - fine advice for the middle-game!

25... dxe4 26. Qxe4 Bxa4 27. Nf4 Be8!



28. Nxe6 a4 29. Qd5 Qd7 30. Qc4 Qb5 31. Qc2 a3 32. Qa2 Bf7 33. d5 Qd3 34. g3 Bg6 35. d6



[35. d6 Bxd6! 36. Nf4+ Bf7 37. Qxf7+ Kxf7 38. Nxd3 a2]


Chess Quotes

from: The Psychology of the Chess Player
— Reuben FINE (the man who put the 'anal' into analysis)
"Chess is a contest between two men in which there is considerable ego-involvement. In some way it certainly touches upon the conflicts surrounding aggression, homosexuality, masturbation and narcissism which become particularly prominent in the anal-phallic phases of development. From the standpoint of id psychology, Jones' observations can therefore be confirmed, even enlarged upon. Genetically, chess is more often than not taught to the boy by his father, or a father-substitute, and thus becomes a means of working out the son-father rivalry."

So now you know... It's easy to be dismissive of this, but if you don't think there's anything in it, and are not easily offended, then I invite you to look at a few statements quoted in Dominic Lawson's The Inner Game. The most obvious caution against a psychodynamic interpretation of chess is that Short's anal rape fantasies here seem anything but "unconscious" or "repressed"!