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Championship Chess Dy BLAKE STEVENS Texas Stale Chess Champion In last week's problem, While either forces a breakthrough or effects a skillful and unexpected draw! 1 P-R5 (threatens 2 P-KRC, PxRP; 3 PxRP winning!), PxRP; 2 P-KN6 PxNP (it Black plays 2 ... P-D3; 3 P-KGt leads to the same conclusion as actually follows.); 3 P-K6, PxP; 4 P-B5! (threatens 5 P-B winning). PxP; 5 P-R6, PxP; 6 P-NG, PxP Stalemate! Black has Â· finished up cij;ht passed Pawns ahead!! Pirc Defense Several Yugoslav chess Iheor- ists have burned the midnight lamps improving the lines a r i s i n g from P-K-1, P-Q3 and the latest [i r onouncement on this opening is that although it cedes While * too much control of the center, I Riving the first player slight advantage, advantage, (t creates creates subtle positional positional problems which are not easily solved over tl:e board. I have known many players who, feeling they have little chance in open-board tactics, prefer prefer to entrench themselves behind a porcupine hedge of pawns and sit there \vi!h a "comc-and-gcl-ruc- if-you-can" attitude. Stevens Problem Usually (hey succumb (o tlic tremendous tremendous mobility While can easily easily obtain. Wlial happens is White is able (o attack one point, then, another, then another, and Black can not keep apace. This defensive player unknowingly occasionally occasionally employs a Pirc patterns. patterns. Hnl lie fails to think in terms of a c t i v e defense and is not "particularly interested in counter- attach. A typical pnmc might run 1P- K4. P-Q3; 2 P Ql, N-KB3; 3 N-qna, P-KN.I; -i N-KDS, B-N2; 5 B-NS, 0-0; G 0-0, QN Q2; 7 n-Q3, P-K3 (it liappcns!); 8 Q Q2, P-QU3 (invariably); 9 QU-K1. Q 112; 10 P-KR3, P-QN3; il^-Rl, B-N2; 12IJ- RG, QR-K1; 13 BxB, KsB; M P-KIM, P-QU4; 15 P-K5, K N - N 1 ; 1G N-K-I, I'-Q-l; 17 N-N5 and White's attack moves iulo allegro and is soon overwhelming. One hook line leading to equality equality is 1 P-Ki, P-Q3; 2 P-Q), N- KB3; 3 N-QR3, P-KN3; 4 P-B4, B-N2; 5 N-B3.0 0 (or 5 ... B-N5; G B-K2.0-0 equal); G I3-Q3 (G P-K5. N-Q2; 7 B-B1 r P-QB4 countenit- lackl; 8 P-KG, N-N3; f) PxPcli, K-R1; 10B-K2, P.\P etc,) P-B4; 7 P-QS (7PxP, PxP; S O O, N-B3; 0 B-K3, N-QS equal). P-QR3; 8 P-QR-f, Q-B2; D Q K2, P-K3. In our fnrcial example \vc had Timid Soul play P-K3, but there it had no point other than to further further cnsconcemcnt, and here it is played to hammer at White's QS-JO PxP BxP with even chances. In the following game Black quickly fianchetlos, delaying the development of the Kinft Knight so that lie can quickly fiplit for the point K4, which assures him a say so in the center. 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(c) 8 . . . B-K3; 9 ... Q-K2; 10 ... N-KB3 is a more proper set up. It is d i f f i c u l t lo foresee tlits at this point. (1) Well played, forcing llio (rade. (e) Achieving his objective. (f) A finesse. (g) Male is just around Ihe corner. corner. Pnrca, who by the way Is from Spain, not Mexico, executed this game wilh clarily and clan.