B B

Better than 22 RxP, KRxR 23 RxR, for then, although neither enterprise (23 R B8ch 24 B Kl, R Kt8 25 R Q2, Kt B5 26 R Q3, B R7 27 P QKt4, etc.) nor liquidation (23____R x R 24 B x R, Kt B5 25 B B5, Ktx KtP 26 Bx P, etc.) would ensure full equality for Black, White would at any rate have lost the initiative. Fatal would be 22____R B7 23 B Ql, KR QB1 Kt B5 Kt Kt3 BxB K B2 R B5 Kt R5 RxR than 30 K Kt3 34 RxP, White has won a second pawn. A new stage. White has not only made sure of his extra pawn,...

Sultan Khan

The trench warfare resulting from the tranquil treatment of this opening ends with the attrition of Black's force, although at one time he appeared to have the initiative. A fine example of the profound and imaginative play of the talented Indian champion. A simplifying continuation which instead of seeking to render the centre mobile (3 Kt QB3) or flexible (3 P KB3) or rigid (3 P K5) eliminates all tension, and makes both players' tasks more simple.

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NIMZOWITSCH MARSHALL (Bad-Kissingen, 1928) A whole series of surprising moves, intertwined with a positional sacrifice (14 Kt x P), leads to a winning attack by Black. A game of outstanding merit. 2 P QB4 P QKt3 As White's 2 P QB4, unlike 2 Kt -KB3, exercises pressure on Q5, it is sounder to defer the text move until after 2 P K3, and to hold a watching brief on the central square. The most energetic continuation, preparing 4 P K4, and getting a piece into play. More expedient, in view of the...

Janowski

The fact that White, in this game, leaves his Queen en prise for six consecutive moves makes it unique in chess literature. It is the culmination of his far-seeing and powerful strategy. In this, the Vienna Game proper, Black has little to fear. Here is a good opportunity to play 4 Q Kt4, of which a telling example, Mieses-Tchigorin, Ostend, 1906, ran as follows 4 (Q Kt4) Q B3 (better would be 4 P KKt3 5 Q Kt3, P Q3, etc., or 4 K Bl 5 Q Kt3, P Q3, etc.) 5 Kt Q5 (well-calculated) 5 ____ QxP ch 6...