The Conception Of Positional Play As Concerns The Center

Sets forth an introduction to my conception of positional play and carries the treatment of the problem of the center further. 1. The mutual relations between the treatment of the elements and of positional play. As the reader will soon see, my conception of positional p'ay is based for the greater part on the knowledge we have laboriously squeezed from our consideration of the elements. This is especially true of the devices of centralization and of restraint which we have outlined. The...

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Mm m m m m mtmi mm mm m m m mt mm mm m m m m More interesting would have been 23 hxg4 the resultwouldhavebeena triumphant march of the e-pawn. For instance 23 hxg4 24.e6 with attack on the Queen 24 Qxd5 25.e7+ Ke8 26.Nxd5 followed by check at c7. The unexpected advance of the unstopped pawn. The necessary prelude to Nd3. If at once 22.Nd3 there would have followed 22 gxh3 23.Qxc5+ Qxc5 24.Nxc5 RgR 25.g3 and White stands badly. Winning the c-pawn and after twenty more moves, the game. What...

Chapter

General considerations end some definitions. The theory of open files, which was my discovery, must be regarded as one of '.he polishing stones of my system. I published the law of the establishment,of outposts in open files about fourteen years ago in the Wiener Schachzeilung, but at that time I had not yet arrived at the perception that this maneuver must logically be subordinate to the main objective of any operation in a file, namely the eventual occupation...

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For instance, 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.dxc5 Nxc5 and the isolani doesn't look so bad. 22.Qxg2 Qc2, comes 23.Bf6 True, many roads lead to Rome. 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Bd3 Bb710.0-0-0 Ne4 11. h4 f5 12.Kb1 c5 21 Qxe4 22.Rxe4 fxg2 23.Rg1 Rxf2 24.Rf4 Rc2 The correctness of this move stands or falls by that of the pawn sacrifice recommended in the next note. Sound and good is, instead of 12 c5, 12 Rc8 as given by Dr. Lasker. For instance, 13.Qb3 Nxc3 followed by c5. Not...

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Draw by perpetual check, which has an interest from a psychological error which is common. In Diagram 32b, White, a player of little experience, sees the desperate position of his King and plays for a draw by 1 .Rfe7 , quite correctly recognizing the 1 .Rde7 would lead to the Black King's eventually reaching sanctuary. 1 .Rde7 Kd8 2.Rd7 Kc8 3.Rc7 Kb8 and White runs out of checks . After 1.Rfe7 Kf8 2.Rf7 Kg8 3.Rg7 Kh8 4.Rh7 4.Rg1 Rf2 4 Kg8 5.Rhg7 Kh8 6.Rh7 Kg8. Now he...

The Passed Pawn

The neighbor who is somewhat disturbing and the vis-a-vis who is tora'ly unpleasant. The pawn majority. The Candidate. The birth of a passed pawn. Rules for Candidates. A pawn is passed if he has nothing to fear from an enemy pawn in front of him, i.e., in the same file, or from one on a neighboring file, and whose road to Queen is therefore open see Diagram 38 . If a pawn is only checked in his advance blockaded by enemy pieces, the fact does not prejudice our...