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Kt-Kt5, see the Lilienthal-Bolcslavsky game (No. 37). 10 K t x P Kt-K4 l l P-Kt3 Kt(B)-Kt5 Temporarily Black has the initiative. B u t the position of his pieces in the centre is in­ secure, while White's central pawn at K4 cramps Black's play. 12 B-B4 Kt-QB3 1 3 Kt(Q)-K2 P-B4 h i s mate rial advantage would have told. P-KR4 16 . . Of course ! 1 7 QR-Kl Q-Q2 1 8 K-R2 K-R2 18 . , Kt-KS was impos­ sible because of 19 Q-QS e h . 19 B-Kt5 Kt-K4 Even so Black's situation is not easy and he seeks counter­ pla y.

He can b e satisfied that he may still be able to carry on play into . . a lost end­ game; for he risked losing i t in the middle-game! Kt-B3 Q x P ch Q x Q eh B-K3 33 P-R3 34 P-Kt4 35 K t-B3 B-R4 B-Kt3 R-Q B I Passive defence ( 3 5 R-K I ) is just a s hopeless a s the text continuation. P-R3 PxP Q-B3 PxQ 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 And so White has a won end-game with a pawn to the good. ;truggle. Kt-Kt7 23 . . 24 K-B2 K t >� P K-Q3 Kt-Q6 eh Kt-B4 R--KB I R-B3 K-B2 K-Kt3 Kt-Q2 R-B7 eh R-QR7 K-B3 B-B2 R-R7 R-R8 R-R7 ch R-R8 Incomprehensible timidity.

K-B 2 ; 3 7 P-R 7, K-Kt2; 3 8 K-B5, Black would have been in a bad way. 29 30 31 32 33 ... P-R4 R-R6ch R -R 7 ch R-QB7 ? R-QBI P-QB4 K-B2 K-K3 With this move White loses all his advantage! After 33 B-B71 he could have cashed in on his R-pawn. White should not have won the end-game lacking Rooks. 33 34 35 36 ... Bx R B-Kt6 P-R5 RxR K-Q2 P-B5 Black could have gained a draw here: 36 . . , K-B I ! (threatens Kt-BI-Q2); 37 B­ BS ( I f 37 P-R6, then n o t 3 7 . . , but 3 7 . . , Kt-B6 e h ; 3 8 K-B3, Kt­ K3 with the subsequent transfer of the Knight to Kl; pointed out by I.

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