It was kind of a Eureka moment in my chess up bringing.
Then I ony had a few books and poured over them looking at every note
and digging....forever digging...
Now I have 100's of the bloody things and 90% oof them are unread
and have just been glimpsed at.
The less books you have the better you will become!
I just loved this position brought about the simples means.
That Knight is gone. It just had an effect, that's all. I've never forgotten it.
And that ending. Marshall chops the Knight with his Bishop to get here.
Hang on.....Outside passed pawns are good...
Marshall not only takes the position but tells you how it's going to be won
and then demonstrates it. (that's a bit of blow, I was getting ready to conquer
the world with tricks and traps and now discover underneath it all you have to
be a very good chess player.) Another magic moment although this one did
not bite as deep. I tried to get around it by skipping the very good chess player bit. 😉
All experienced players have these wee eureka games and moments.
As Anand said, each player brings to the board his past experience and ideas.
This one game impressed me more than the 'Evergreen', the 'Immortal'
and the gold coin game. They are good, but no warm glow.