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...