Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Crush Your Enemies

The Year: 1982.
The Movie: Conan the Barbarian

In the opening credits: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Fredrich Nietzsche

In this game, I got the worse of the early opening through a major inaccuracy. When he had me at a disadvantage, my opponent let me off the hook and spared me an untimely demise. I consolidated my advantage and ultimately made him pay in the end. It's a stretch, but for my notes, I wished to equate this game to the struggle between Conan and Thulsa Doom.

Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

Pressing your advantage is part of the technique of crushing your enemies. Because I won the isolated pawn, Black retreated whenever there were exchanges offered. In the ending, Black's rook could never really get active while my king and extra pawn steadily advanced.

1 comment:

ChargingKing said...

All those long years "grinding" away at the wheel have made Conan like a machine...a newly inspired machine.