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0) eD OJ Championship Chess Of. a. X c o o- in cs TJ C By BLAKE STEVENS Texas Slate Champion Last week's solution by T.D. Gorgiev, 1929, goes 1 P-B5ch, KxP; 2 N-R6 ch!, RxM (if 2 ... K-K3; 3 P-B7!); 3 P-B7, N-N4ch; 4 BxN, KxB (if While Queens the Pawn. R-Bch draws); 5 P-R4ch!, K-N3! (a clever defense--If 6 P-BS(Q), Black is stalemate and making a Rook leaves a simple draw position! but the win is there!); 6 P-B8(D)I, K-B4; 7 BxR and wins. The crucial problem in all openings openings is the contest to control the center. W h i t e , plays P-B4 and wants to force P-Q4 under favorable favorable circumstances. circumstances. Or if he plays P-Q4, he, w a n t s to play P-K4. ~i'*®Ki*'.-%P'.3 The following game is illustrative. illustrative. The opening opening is a Nim- S(cvcns zo-lndtan, a n d after 14 moves, Black, realizing his play has nol been model, and seeing that he can not prevent White from playing P-K4, determines determines to break the move of its strength. He appears lo be succeeding succeeding when While unleashes a beautiful positional combination. combination. O roulnf ·i, M. EU« Whit 1 r-ql » N-K2 1» O O r * K I ! ( h ) VxV 1MJ5 n - N 2 ! t ( k ) , JfHC JI. Mtt.it uuck X-K1I3 r-Ks IN Nil O-O tb r-ci ie. I'll- K - K 1 N-lll (c) l'-l4 I'll' I'-OIU li-qa i'«p. i) n-n:i n-.vi (j) Il-N.lcli (1) H: ',yjw-. · nil Position After B-N2U K-Rl 11x11 K x N I l ' P x l l (m) N-Ktil H - K I n ) n*H mi Q*Ho) q-113 (D) H-KRI «l-NI (q) Q-KK3 q-N:t !-N3(r) ll-U q-ll. N-n . 0-NB K-KB ch it-n«t I M I t N-ll.l eh Q-UG ri-ni R - B 1 I ( « ) 0-112 N-N3 K-S« '*' O.-UI 1«HV (I) K-Nl O-nl n-in ItcsUni (a) Hie RuUnslcIn' line, the most popular at present, advocates advocates q u i c k development and strengthening of the center. (b) 4 . . . P-QJ, played in the f a m o u s Bolvinnik - Capablanca game, is not as bad as it was once considered. 4 ... P-QN3 is feasible. (c) 5 . . . P-Q3 is safer but less aggressive. The game has reverted to the Botvinnik-Capablanca Botvinnik-Capablanca game. (d) Too routine. 6 ... PxP; 7 BxP, B-Q3, to be followed by ... P-K4 is a strong alternative. This . . . B-Q3, . . . P-K4 idea is supposed to stem from Rngozin, but Fine recommended il in 1957. (e) A passive formation which puts black on the defensive too soon. Dake tried 10 . . . P-B4 against Lilentlial, Moscow 1947, and drew an uphill game. (f) This center advance is preparatory lo a King Side attack. attack. (g) To play B-N2 and P-K4. (h)'Euwc rightly sees that precautionary precautionary measures such as 15 P-QR4 are not necessary. (i) The threat was P-K5, winning winning a piece. (j) So that If 18 Bxll, Q-N3di; Jfl K-RI, QxB with countcrplay. (k) Fine considers [his the most elegant combination since World War II concluded. (I) Accepting the challenge. With 18 ... BxB; 15 QxD, N-N5 (not 19 . . . Q-Nch; 20 B-Q-t) Black can hold the position longer. longer. White would consolidate and maintain indefinite pressure. (m) Forced, for if 20 ... Q-N4; 21 R-B3, BxP; 22 Q-Q4 wins. (n) The only chance. On 21 ... N-Q2?; 22 Q-K.. and mate in two. (0) A comparison of this position position wilh Iliat after Black's 17th move shows the purpose of the combination. White has not won any material, but Black's King is exposed, his Pawns weak and pieces disuniled. (p) For the next few moves Slelner tries to consolidate. (q) The threat was Q-B5. (r) Frees the Queen for aggressive aggressive action. (s) It 31 ... Q-B5; 32 R-B1 wins. (1) Desperation. On 3-1 ... Q-Ql, Euwc would have continued with 35 NxP and won in the end game.

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 29 Mar 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 82

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