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As compensation for this, White's QR exerts pressure on the Bishop file. If 17 . . . Q Q2 White intended 18 R K3 threatening 19 Kt B5, PxKt 20 R Kt3ch and mate next move. If 19 . QxR, 20 Kt R5 is a painful retort as the KtP is pinned. If 20 . . . PxR 21 QxPch, K R1 22 Q R6ch, K Ktl 23 Kt B5, and Black must give up his Queen to stop mate.

Samsonoff

If Black's King Knight did not guard his Rook three, and if White's King Knight were not in the way, White could mate by playing B KR6. Watch how quickly the obstacles vanish If Black's King Knight did not guard his Rook three, and if White's King Knight were not in the way, White could mate by playing B KR6. Watch how quickly the obstacles vanish

Chess Lukomski Podebin

Do not let improbable names mislead you Very often they are attached to exquisite bits of play. Lukomski unleashes an attack as though his name were Marshall who incidentally was fond of this game . P Q4 P QB4 Kt QB3 P K4 P K5 Q Kt4 PxKt Kt KB3 P K3 P QKt3 B Kt5 Kt K5 KtxKt Offering a Rook which his opponent does not dare touch. If 8 . . . BxR 9 QxKtP, R B1 10 B Kt5, P Kfe3 11 BxP, RxB 12 PxR, and Black is finished. On 10 . . . P Q3 11 Q B3 wins a piece.