Quotes on Pawns

Develop your pawns or Hulk will smash. Jonathan Lethem

When you borrow on your character, it is your character that you leave in pawn. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Always put the rook behind the pawn.... Except when it is incorrect to do so. Siegbert Tarrasch

I like 1.e4 very much, but my results are better with 1.d4. Anatoly Karpov

White has no positional equivalent for the centralized pawn. Siegbert Tarrasch

Pawn endings are to Chess what putting is to golf Cecil Purdy

A knight ending is really a pawn ending. Mikhail Botvinnik

The pawn is the soul of chess. Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

As a rule, pawn endings have a forced character, and they can be worked out conclusively. Mark Dvoretsky

I'd rather have a Pawn than a finger Reuben Fine

Pawns are really queens in disguise. Lisa Mangum

Don't get into this false sense that you are an individual when you're on Facebook. No. You're Not. You're a pawn in their scheme. Matt Drudge

To capture the pawn, threaten the queen. Robert Charles Wilson

I'm a real pawn-shopper. Jemaine Clement

We are either kings or pawns of men Napoleon Bonaparte

No pawn exchanges, no file-opening, no attack. Aron Nimzowitsch

A pawn, when separated from his fellows, will seldom or never make a fortune. Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

An isolated pawn spreads gloom all over the chessboard. Savielly Tartakower

I have found after 1.d4 there are more opportunities for richer play. Anatoly Karpov

The king pawn and the queen pawn are the only ones to be moved in the early part of the game. Wilhelm Steinitz

There is no disputing that in the eyes of Schlechter, Teichmann or even Rubinstein, the backward pawn was something more substantial than lively piece play, but in our day the latter is more often preferred. David Bronstein

In the ending the king is a powerful piece for assisting his own pawns, or stopping the adverse pawns. Wilhelm Steinitz

Pawns not only create the sketch for the whole painting, they are also the soil, the foundation, of any position Anatoly Karpov

The Pawns are the soul of the game Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

The isolated Pawn casts gloom over the entire chessboard Aron Nimzowitsch

It cannot be too greatly emphasized that the most important role in pawn endings is played by the king. Siegbert Tarrasch

The power of hanging Pawns is based precisely in their Mobility, in their Ability to create acute situations instantly. Boris Spassky

The placing of the center pawns determines the 'topography' of a game of chess. Alexander Kotov

Touch the pawns before your king with only infinite delicacy. Anthony Santasiere

My world we humans we're just pawns on an immortal chessboard. Karen Marie Moning

First, how to sac my queen, then rook, then bishop, then knight, then pawns. Mikhail Tal

He is nothing more than one of my pawns. However, he is not a normal pawn. He is a pawn that can get across the whole board in one move. Yana Toboso

My world we humans we"re just pawns on an immortal chessboard. Karen Marie Moning

No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity. Edmund Burke

I had to pawn my clothes just to pay my rent. Ray Charles

Now I have the pawn and the compensation. Roman Dzindzichashvili

Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity Pope Francis

Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop? Steven Wright

In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge. Bob Dylan

It is always advantageous to exchange your king's bishop pawn for the king's pawn, since this leads to the seizure of the centre and, in addition, to the opening of a file for the rook. Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak. Boris Spassky

It is annoying that the rules of chess do not allow a pawn to take either horizontally or backwards, but only forwards ... This psychological tuning is ideal for attacking purposes, but what about for defence? David Bronstein

A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes. Jose Raul Capablanca

He who fears an isolated Queen's Pawn should give up Chess Siegbert Tarrasch

Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns Siegbert Tarrasch

Statistically you take thousands of photographs of your first kid, and then with your second kidyou take about half of that. And then with your third kid, you, like, pawn off your first and second kids' photographs and tell them they're theirs. Milla Jovovich

Children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. Jay Carney

The winning of a pawn among good players of even strength often means the winning of the game. Jose Raul Capablanca

Pawns: they are the soul of this game, they alone form the attack and defense Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

Pawns are born free, yet they are everywhere in chains Rick Kennedy

But the enemy has the move, and he is about to open his full game. And pawns are as likely to see as much of it as any. Sharpen your blade! J R R Tolkien

Actors are always the pawns. They're the last ones in the food chain. Patricia Mauceri

I view the director as my boss. I'm the pawn on the chess board. I don't say something to the director easily, because they are my boss. Jennifer Lawrence

I really believe that if you're going to bring a child into the world, it's your job to parent that world. Especially if it's just you; you don't pawn her off on somebody. Jennifer Lynch

Were born to be players, not pawns. Daniel H Pink

The preparation for active rook play entails what is called the opening of lines, which largely depends on pawn play, especially on the proper use of levers. Hans Kmoch

Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are a pawn in his game of cosmic chess. Adrian Rogers

Two passed pawns advancing on the enemy pieces have brought me more than a dozen points in tournaments. David Bronstein

The essential disadvantage of the isolated pawn ... lies not in the pawn itself, but in the square in front of the pawn. Richard Reti

It so often happens that, after sacrificing a pawn, a player aims not to obtain the initiative for it, but to regain sacrificed material. Efim Geller

What is a weak pawn? A pawn that is exposed to attack and also difficult to defend is a weak pawn. There are several varieties: isolated, doubled, too advanced, retarded. Samuel Reshevsky

What do women want? To be treated like a queen; but by a king, not a pawn. James Robison

You have to create your own stuff. It's really exciting to create something, sell it, and feel like I'm not just a pawn waiting to be cast Anna Faris

It isn't myself that's important in this transaction apparently; the individual doesn't count much in the situation...all of us are more or less pawns. We're moved about like chessmen by circumstances over which we have no control. Theodore Dreiser

Endings of one rook and pawns are about the most common sort of endings arising on the chess board. Yet though they do occur so often, few have mastered them thoroughly. They are often of a very difficult nature, and sometimes while apparently very simple they are in reality extremely intricate. Jose Raul Capablanca

On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game. Bob Dylan

In a rook and pawn ending, the rook must be used aggressively. It must either attack enemy pawns, or give active support to the advance of one of its own pawns to the queening square. Siegbert Tarrasch

A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending! Bent Larsen

I concern myself with Venezuela. However, some rightwing movements are transforming me into a pawn in the domestic politics of their countries, by making statements that are groundless. Hugo Chavez

If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me. Megan Whalen Turner

We are not merely passive pawns of historical forces; nor are we victims of the past. We can shape and direct history. Daisaku Ikeda

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective. Alexander Alekhine

The acting is something that will always be a part of my life, but the writing gives me a lot more creative freedom. You're a pawn in somebody else's chess game, whereas as a writer and as a director, you get to call the shots. And that's very thrilling. Amber Benson

Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. P. J. O'Rourke

I fought against the bottle, but I had to do it drunk. Took my diamond to the pawn shop, but that don't make it junk. Leonard Cohen

When a Piece or Pawn is in a situation to be taken by the enemy, it is said to be en prise. To put a piece en prise, is to play it so that it may be captured. Howard Staunton

The Queen is usually reckoned equal, in average situations, to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks. Howard Staunton

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces. Howard Staunton

I'm a chess piece. A pawn,' she said. 'I can be sacrificed, but I cannot be captured. To be captured would be the end of the game. Paolo Bacigalupi

The most important feature of the Chess position is the activity of the pieces. This is absolutely fundamental in all phases of the game: Opening, Middlegame and especially Endgame. The primary constraint on a piece's activity is the Pawn structure Michael Stean

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