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An aggressive game, full of ideas.

Quadrangular Match Tournament Moscow—September, 1938 RUY LOPEZ

White Black

2 Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3 7 B-Kt3 KtxP

3 B-Kt5 P-QR3 8 KtxKt PxKt

Or course not 9 QxPf P-QB4! followed by .1.0 . . . P-B5. Many an amateur has fallen for this little trap.

White's idea begins to untold itself. The P sacrifice initiated with the move 6 P-Q4 will bring White as compensation a rapid development. ol' his pieces and force Black to an awkward grouping of his forces.

If instead . . . P-Kt3; U Q-Q5, B-K3; 12 Q-B6ch, B-Q2; 13 QxP(B3), Kt-B3 (not Q-B3: 14 QxBP); 14 P-K5! -±

11 KtxP Kt-K2

Not 12 . . . P-B3; 13 P-K5, PxP; 14 Kt-K4, Q-Kt3; 15 QxKP±

V. Ragosin

13 Kt-Q5i

Other alternatives were:

14 KtxQch

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